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"RAC" was the mark of Rinaldo A. Carr, Army Ordnance's chief civilian sub-inspector of these pistols assigned to the Colt factory. I don't know why some cylinders were double stamped. I don't exactly know what happened to the 1918 Remington reworks. I suspect that a few made it back into the war (as second line weapons), some were probably distributed to National Guard units, and most went into Navy reserve storage without additional Navy markings. Many of those (about 20K) were sent to Britain under Lend-Lease during early WWII for local defense use. Some of these were rechambered for .38-200.

I also suspect that large numbers went home with their users after their tours were up.

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