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Posted: 6/5/2008 9:05:29 AM EDT
Some of you may have seen my thread the other day about how I wanted a nickel-plated 1911 like the one Llewelyn Moss had in No Country For Old Men.

Well, I talked myself out of that. What I REALLY want is a WW2-produced 1911A1. I always have. I am not a collector, I am a shooter, so I want to be able to take it out and use it once in awhile.

I would like to get my hands on a Remington Rand, as they seem to be the most common of the WW2 manufacturers. I don't care if the gun has perfect original finish or if it is arsenal refinished...in fact, a little "character" won't bother me at all, so I wouldn't feel bad about shooting it.

If any of you guys knows where to point me in my quest for the aforementioned pistol, I would be eternally grateful! I just want a correct, but not necessarily perfect, 1911A1.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:09:33 AM EDT
Are you wanting us to talk you out of buying one?  Cause I cant do that
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:10:45 AM EDT

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Are you wanting us to talk you out of buying one?  Cause I cant do that

No, there's no talking me out of it. I only need to convince my wife that there's no way I can go without having one.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:11:32 AM EDT
How badly do you want one?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:12:17 AM EDT
In before the pics of everyones' WWII 1911s.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:13:19 AM EDT

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How badly do you want one?

I have wanted one since I was a kid. I have had several 1911's in the past, but not an honest-to-goodness WW2 GI 1911A1. I know they are not cheap for a decent example, but some of the ones on Gunbroker are WAY overpriced.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:13:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:14:05 AM EDT
Damn man, you're a few years and two matching LLama's Late. I know some fucktard that traded a WWII that had been in his family for years for two consecutive serial LLama's. I found out after, had I known he was going to do that, I'd have bought the thing off him.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:15:10 AM EDT
welcome to the internet, your shopping helper

www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=101567647
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:19:13 AM EDT

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My late-war Remington Rand is one of my favorite handguns.  It's 100% reliable, very accurate, and in great shape.

Every gun collection should have a WW2 1911A1



Edited to add a picture because PEABR332 said so
media.jobrelatedstuff.com/media/viewFile.html?i=2798

DK-Prof...first of all, I can't hide my jealousy. Secondly, Your pistol is a PERFECT example of what I'm looking for. I don't mind some finish wear because I'm not going to just look at it!
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:19:25 AM EDT

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My late-war Remington Rand is one of my favorite handguns.  It's 100% reliable, very accurate, and in great shape.

Every gun collection should have a WW2 1911A1



Edited to add a picture because PEABR332 said so
media.jobrelatedstuff.com/media/viewFile.html?i=2798


Get a pair of keyes grips on that hog and you will be all set
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:20:30 AM EDT

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I know they are not cheap for a decent example, but some of the ones on Gunbroker are WAY overpriced.


Ah, so you don't actually want one that badly.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:21:58 AM EDT

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My late-war Remington Rand is one of my favorite handguns.  It's 100% reliable, very accurate, and in great shape.

Every gun collection should have a WW2 1911A1



Edited to add a picture because PEABR332 said so
media.jobrelatedstuff.com/media/viewFile.html?i=2798


I figured if you were logged on you would be posting a pic.

Nice shooter.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:22:10 AM EDT

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My late-war Remington Rand is one of my favorite handguns.  It's 100% reliable, very accurate, and in great shape.

Every gun collection should have a WW2 1911A1



Edited to add a picture because PEABR332 said so
media.jobrelatedstuff.com/media/viewFile.html?i=2798

DK-Prof...first of all, I can't hide my jealousy. Secondly, Your pistol is a PERFECT example of what I'm looking for. I don't mind some finish wear because I'm not going to just look at it!


Out of curiosity...what does a RR 1911a1 in that condition go for?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:22:18 AM EDT
Just get a pocket full of cash and head out to any gunshow. They aren't that hard to find.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:23:12 AM EDT
Wow, when I first read this I thought it said 1919A1. Then DK-Prof got taking about using it as a handgun. I thought "man he is a beast" Then I re-read it and relized that I am retarded.

I do want both a 1911 and a 1919, just got to wait till the next funshow.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:23:49 AM EDT
I see them all the time on Gunbroker.com for good prices!!!
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:24:30 AM EDT

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I know they are not cheap for a decent example, but some of the ones on Gunbroker are WAY overpriced.


Ah, so you don't actually want one that badly.

No....I am prepared to pay what a good one is worth, I have seen good examples going for around $1100.00 or so....but it's been awhile. I'm sure the prices are only headed in one direction, so I don't want to keep putting it off forever, ya know?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 9:27:39 AM EDT
I inherited this from my Grand Dad.

Ithica M1911A1

It was his on Okinawa after the island fell and they brought in all the Combat Engineers to clean up the mess.



Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:41:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:49:20 AM EDT
I have a Singer Sewing Machine 1911 that I'd be willing to part with, and it sounds like just what you're looking for.  That rough finish was kinda pissing me off, so I redid it with some cold blue from the wal-mart down the street, and it looks dandy!  I did nick up the slide a little bit when I tried to dovetail it for new sights, though...  Just IM me an offer and we'll talk.
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Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:53:07 AM EDT

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I inherited this from my Grand Dad.

Ithica M1911A1

It was his on Okinawa after the island fell and they brought in all the Combat Engineers to clean up the mess.

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Now that's cool. I wish my grandfather had left me something cool like that.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 10:58:13 AM EDT
I used to be a glock nut, but I picked up a Auto Ordnance 1911-A1. My buddy and I hand fitted the slide to the frame, bobbed the hammer just enough not to bite, and re-parked it. My dad ended up with it because he wanted something that was a 45 and wouldn't be as snappy as his G23.

Now I've come back to 1911s again. No A1s, but a nice lightweight Commander and a Kimber Pro-Carry II in stainless.

Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:05:46 AM EDT
One of the "kids" that works in my Warehouse was given a Colt M1911A1 by his Grandmother's "friend" the other day. He brought it to work and I about fell over when he told me how he got it.

Seems Granny's "friend" is a 50's Gay Male and had a "partner" who went to prison and left it at the gay guy's house. Gay Guy said he's had it for several years and that prison boy is out but no longer in the State. He told my warehouse guy that he "hates guns" and has thought about "throwing it in the trash several times..."

Warehouse guy tells him he'll "dispose" of it properly and brings it to work to ask me if it's worth anything.... I call my Brother-In-Law (LEO) to run the #'s and it comes back clean...

I tell warehouse guy it's been used in a murder and that I'll give him $100 for it right now...  He declines and says that since his Glock was stolen a year ago he's been wanting to get another pistol, and doesn't care that it's "dirty"

I'm currently looking for a very cheap Glock to offer him a trade!

- Clint
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:06:43 AM EDT

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Every once in a while I look around for a Remindton Rand slide, just to make it more "correct", but it's not really a big deal to me.  I like it fine the way it is.

Remington Rand slide GB auction
It looks refinished at some point.  Even still it looks to be in rough shape.  Maybe it's just the photo.

ETA: Then there is this one

My "one that got away" story: I had the chance at grabbing an all correct 1943 RR pistol at Gander Mtn. for $950 bucks.  It was well used as they usually are but otherwise in great mechanical condition.  I didn't have the money.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 11:08:13 AM EDT
Here's my Great Uncles Remington 1941 1911A1. He carried as a MP during the war and for 20 years as a ATF agent.

He gave it to my grandfather for protection and he gave it to me shortly be before he passed away.


Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:32:49 PM EDT

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I have a Singer Sewing Machine 1911 that I'd be willing to part with, and it sounds like just what you're looking for.  That rough finish was kinda pissing me off, so I redid it with some cold blue from the wal-mart down the street, and it looks dandy!  I did nick up the slide a little bit when I tried to dovetail it for new sights, though...  Just IM me an offer and we'll talk.



OOOOhhhhhhh....you're a vicious bastard, aren't ya? I'll bet you welded a rail mount on it too huh?
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:35:06 PM EDT
I want a WWII-vintage 1911 with the grips made out of a japanese fighter plane canopy. Somebody here has them. Pure win.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:37:42 PM EDT

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I want a WWII-vintage 1911 with the grips made out of a japanese fighter plane canopy. Somebody has them. Pure win.


I remember that.  Coolest thing ever.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:45:39 PM EDT
Prices are only going up. Maybe 10 years I decided I wanted a 1911A-1,too. A knowledgeable friend helped me pick out a mint Colt,'43 made. i had to dig deep to come up with the $500 it cost me. Now what are they going for? Of course, once I got that, I had to get all the correct accessories for it-holsters (there are a number of different types-belt and shoulder), pistol belts, mag pouches, lanyards, correct mags,etc.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 12:58:13 PM EDT
those are some nice looking 1911's
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:03:30 PM EDT

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I want a WWII-vintage 1911 with the grips made out of a japanese fighter plane canopy. Somebody has them. Pure win.


I remember that.  Coolest thing ever.

Agreed!
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 1:12:18 PM EDT
I love my 1945 RR framed/Colt Slide USGI .45 auto "War Trophy/Bringback"  more than my 1983 M59/66A1 (and AS MUCH AS MY 2007 WASR 22 !  
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:23:26 PM EDT
Bump for the night crew.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:27:19 PM EDT
Those are some awesome heirloom's.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 4:43:06 PM EDT
Check Cabelas.  They have some nice ones listed on their web site.
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 5:17:11 PM EDT
Damn it! Why did I read this tread, I want one now too...
Link Posted: 6/5/2008 5:27:21 PM EDT

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My late-war Remington Rand is one of my favorite handguns.  It's 100% reliable, very accurate, and in great shape.

Every gun collection should have a WW2 1911A1



Edited to add a picture because PEABR332 said so
media.jobrelatedstuff.com/media/viewFile.html?i=2798


He's bossy like that...

and btw,


ETA:

Link Posted: 6/5/2008 5:43:08 PM EDT

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I want a WWII-vintage 1911 with the grips made out of a japanese fighter plane canopy. Somebody has them. Pure win.


I remember that.  Coolest thing ever.

Agreed!


I love being a right-click-save-as whore



Link Posted: 6/5/2008 5:45:50 PM EDT

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I want a WWII-vintage 1911 with the grips made out of a japanese fighter plane canopy. Somebody has them. Pure win.


I remember that.  Coolest thing ever.

Agreed!


I love being a right-click-save-as whore

i43.photobucket.com/albums/e398/unclemoak/101_0001.jpg

i43.photobucket.com/albums/e398/unclemoak/101_0002.jpg



Wow!

Mine is just a run of the mill and nothing special, but it is mostly un-messed with and took a loooong time to find

Link Posted: 6/5/2008 5:46:39 PM EDT

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"right click, save as..."

"right click, save as..."

Link Posted: 6/5/2008 5:49:24 PM EDT

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I want a WWII-vintage 1911 with the grips made out of a japanese fighter plane canopy. Somebody has them. Pure win.


I remember that.  Coolest thing ever.

Agreed!


I love being a right-click-save-as whore

i43.photobucket.com/albums/e398/unclemoak/101_0001.jpg

i43.photobucket.com/albums/e398/unclemoak/101_0002.jpg


That's them.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 7:49:05 AM EDT

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I want a WWII-vintage 1911 with the grips made out of a japanese fighter plane canopy. Somebody has them. Pure win.


I remember that.  Coolest thing ever.

Agreed!


I love being a right-click-save-as whore

i43.photobucket.com/albums/e398/unclemoak/101_0001.jpg

i43.photobucket.com/albums/e398/unclemoak/101_0002.jpg



Wow!

Mine is just a run of the mill and nothing special, but it is mostly un-messed with and took a loooong time to find

img.photobucket.com/albums/v633/cool-e/IMG_1096.jpg

I like it!
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 7:55:49 AM EDT
Who will host my pics (PM ME )
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 7:57:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 8:00:52 AM EDT

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I want a WWII-vintage 1911 with the grips made out of a japanese fighter plane canopy. Somebody has them. Pure win.


I remember that.  Coolest thing ever.

Agreed!


I love being a right-click-save-as whore

i43.photobucket.com/albums/e398/unclemoak/101_0001.jpg

i43.photobucket.com/albums/e398/unclemoak/101_0002.jpg


Why does it say "Obama" on the second one?  

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 8:01:55 AM EDT
Just be patient and hound GunBroker. I did this for a while and got a Remington Rand/Ithaca slide 1911A1 for $800-something. Finish ain't great but it's not been bubbaized at all.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 8:23:32 AM EDT
Here's one of mine. Traded it for a NIB Ruger Vaquero in .45LC  It was carried in the Army by the friend that I traded with.
BTW, it is a Colt. My other (no photo) I got from a guy at work. It was issued new to his father back during WWII, and he carried it as an MP after the war in Germany.
He even remembers the day his Dad brought it home and took it out of the box and shot it for the first time.

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 8:28:22 AM EDT
There are usually a few listed here: Sturm collector board
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 8:29:43 AM EDT

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Here's one of mine. Traded it for a NIB Ruger Vaquero in .45LC  It was carried in the Army by the friend that I traded with.
BTW, it is a Colt. My other (no photo) I got from a guy at work. It was issued new to his father back during WWII, and he carried it as an MP after the war in Germany.
He even remembers the day his Dad brought it home and took it out of the box and shot it for the first time.

i5.photobucket.com/albums/y157/ScottsGT/WWIIToys.jpg


That is one of nicest collections that I've seen.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 9:03:32 AM EDT
I would like to talk you out of buying a WWII M1911A1

buy a new Springfield Armory GI M1911A1 instead, modern forged steel

get something you can shoot all day without worrying about breaking something

I made the mistake of buying a WWII German P38 and used it as a shooter and it BROKE!

WWII M1911A1 are collector's items [safe queens]
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