Thus far, I have learned I own a Type III Remington Rand M1911A1.
Everything appears to be correct about my pistol except for the barrel. Apparently I have a post-war Colt barrel in my pistol. It should have a High Standard (HS) GI barrel. The magazine, made by General Shaver, appears to be the original magazine. I am hoping the original owner can enlighten me to the barrel exchange reasons.
I have also learned a means of detecting a refinish job on a Remington Rand that is known by only a few collectors. It is, in fact rarely mentioned, lest fakers learn how to disguise their forgeries. Because of this, I can say my pistol has never been refinished.
Labels: Gun Collecting, M1911's, Remington Rand