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Bodyarmorguy
04-30-2012, 21:36
I acquired this beauty on Saturday. It is my first GI pistol, a 1944 Remington Rand.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z251/bodyarmorguy/DSC_0134.jpg

20South
04-30-2012, 21:40
I acquired this beauty on Saturday. It is my first GI pistol, a 1944 Remington Rand.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z251/bodyarmorguy/DSC_0134.jpg

Beautiful! Congrats!

Ruggles
04-30-2012, 21:45
Wow, that is freaking sweet! Love it :)

Folsom_Prison
04-30-2012, 21:45
Sweet!! :)

glock2740
04-30-2012, 21:48
Congrats! Rare find. :thumbsup:

MudFlap379
05-01-2012, 07:16
Awesomeness! I'm jealous!

bac1023
05-01-2012, 08:06
Awesome. I've got an old RR myself.

They're very cool for sure. :cool:

Nakanokalronin
05-01-2012, 10:32
Congrats! I still need to get myself an original GI.

fnfalman
05-01-2012, 11:24
Very nice, indeed!!!

NeverMore1701
05-01-2012, 11:47
Very cool :thumbsup:

jrs93accord
05-01-2012, 19:17
Very nice. I have a '44 Remington Rand myself.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/002-6.jpg

Veedubklown
05-01-2012, 19:27
I'd shoot it! Looks great. Gonna clean it up at all, or leave it rustic? Too bad about the giant idiot scratch on it! Yeeeowch!

MikeG36
05-02-2012, 02:29
Very nice!!

SigFTW
05-02-2012, 06:39
Sweet!! I'd keep it as is:supergrin:

TN.Frank
05-02-2012, 07:15
There's a '44 Remington Rand listed on the LGS forum for $995. doesn't look near as nice as your gun. You gun looks pretty decent other then the scratch. Good score, congrats.

MajorD
05-02-2012, 08:26
nice example. I am on the hunt for a USGI, but the prices on them have really skyrocketed lately. My goal is to pick one up for under a grand. Will be tough but with enough patience it should happen.

itstime
05-02-2012, 08:48
The real ones are so cool. To hold them and wonder if they ever saw action.

That goes for any weapon. Wondering whoay of carried this. Just awesome.

Comgrats.

larson1122
05-02-2012, 17:43
Very nice, Congrats!

dakrat
05-02-2012, 17:48
I love it! congrats

Road Dog
05-03-2012, 14:04
Very nice!

TN.Frank
05-03-2012, 14:27
The real ones are so cool. To hold them and wonder if they ever saw action.

That goes for any weapon. Wondering who of carried this. Just awesome.

Comgrats.

I'm sure the Military keeps records of who the gun was issued out to. Might be worth it to try and figure out who did carry it and stuff. That'd make a cool piece of history even cooler. :cool:

Bodyarmorguy
05-04-2012, 00:19
I'd shoot it! Looks great. Gonna clean it up at all, or leave it rustic? Too bad about the giant idiot scratch on it! Yeeeowch!

Yeah, the rookie scratch almost sems to be a prerequisite these days. The plunger tube is loose and can be easily restaked. I put 7 rounds through it at seven yards and had all seven touching. I don't think it is gonna be shot much though. I am gonna give it a light cleaning to get burned powder, etc out, but plan on leaving it like it is with existing patina....a coat of light oil and safe queen it.

I'm sure the Military keeps records of who the gun was issued out to. Might be worth it to try and figure out who did carry it and stuff. That'd make a cool piece of history even cooler. :cool:

Here is the history as has been shared with me from the seller. The gun was supposed to have been that of a Coastie Warrant Officer who most likely "liberated" the pistol when he retired in 1979. That same year, the retired Coastie sold it to the person I bought it from for the wopping price of $200. He rarely shot the pistol and brought it to a firearms safety class I was teaching last weekend. He mentioned that he was thinking of selling it. I asked "how much?" It really would be polite mention exact figures......lets just say that it rhymes with "Schmree hundred." :whistling:

FLglockdude
05-04-2012, 16:48
Definitely a sweet gun, and an even better deal. :thumbsup:

Sent from my Motorola Atrix

.45 Combat
05-05-2012, 08:47
Yeah, the rookie scratch almost sems to be a prerequisite these days. The plunger tube is loose and can be easily restaked. I put 7 rounds through it at seven yards and had all seven touching. I don't think it is gonna be shot much though. I am gonna give it a light cleaning to get burned powder, etc out, but plan on leaving it like it is with existing patina....a coat of light oil and safe queen it.



Here is the history as has been shared with me from the seller. The gun was supposed to have been that of a Coastie Warrant Officer who most likely "liberated" the pistol when he retired in 1979. That same year, the retired Coastie sold it to the person I bought it from for the wopping price of $200. He rarely shot the pistol and brought it to a firearms safety class I was teaching last weekend. He mentioned that he was thinking of selling it. I asked "how much?" It really would be polite mention exact figures......lets just say that it rhymes with "Schmree hundred." :whistling:

Now, I'm really wishing I was their. What a price. What's it valued at? Years ago, I had a chance to buy one, but the finish was re-done.

ctfireman
05-06-2012, 14:41
I'm seriously jealous.

H&K .45 AUTO
05-06-2012, 20:03
That's a fantastic find! A great example of American firearms history at an unbelievable price! Congrats are in order for you. I hope such a find remains in your possession to be passed along to future generations of your family. To think that a pistol of that nature would be sold for such a low price tells me that it was in need of a new home. I hope to one day add a genuine USGI 1911 to my collection as well.

If, by some chance you decide that your new (to you) 1911 doesn't seem to fit in with your collection... I'd take it off your hands for an amount that rhymes with tix hundred. I doubt I'll be hearing from you to let me know where I shall direct my payment, but you can't blame a fella for trying. Congrats!

Hurricanes
05-06-2012, 21:32
I'm jealous, what a fantastic find you got your hands on. I, like many of those who've posted above, wouldn't mind adding something like that to our collection.
-Joel

Mushinto
05-12-2012, 12:57
I hate you ...

Because now my Remington 1911 is no longer good trading stock with you.

Otherwise, congratulations.

den888
05-13-2012, 09:37
Nice 1911!

Bodyarmorguy
05-13-2012, 16:41
I hate you ...

Because now my Remington 1911 is no longer good trading stock with you.

Otherwise, congratulations.

Yes, well played on my part I thought.....well played indeed.