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I'm looking at a Remington Rand 1911A1 pistol in the 1,4xx,xxx serial number range. According to Clawson there appears to be a gap in serial numbers between 1,208673 and 1,609,529. (See page 401 of his full book on the Service autos) ... According to Clawson, the range of serial numbers was given to Remington from serial numbers originally assigned to Ithaca and most were not used??? He shows 1000 guns between 1208000 and 1611000 shipped May 8 1944....and no others in the range.

My question: Is this correct? Does anyone have or know of a Remington Rand M-1911A1 in the 1,4xx,xxx serial number range?

Thanks! Bob Best
 

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Hi Bob:

I don't think that is correct. I have not checked my copy of Clawson's Big Book, but when I got mine it came with a loose one page copy of the military serial numbers. That sheet shows RRs in these ranges:

916405--1041404
1279699--1441430
1471431--1609528
1743847--1816641
1890504--2075103 and so on through the end of the production.

I have a RR in the 1520000 range sitting here next to me as I type, so I know that at least one exists!

Hope that helps.

Charlie Flick
 

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I agree with og. I do not have my copy of the Clawson book at hand, but I know there is an erata sheet that corrects some of these kinds of errors.

I have Remington Rand 1319XXX, which clearly falls in the range reported as not having any guns.
 

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Hi Charlie and Judge,
Guess I didn't get that errata sheet with my copy... Thanks for setting me straight on that... The gun I was looking at appears to have been reparked at some point (a good job, but too good if you know what I mean...) And I was wondering about the serial number on it. I think it is too much money for what I would be getting. Thanks for the info! Bob Best
 

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Perhaps this may assist you down the road...

Remington Rand: S/N 916,405 to 955,000 = 1943
Remington Rand: S/N 955,001 to 980,000 = 1943
Remington Rand: S/N 980,001 to 995,000 = 1943
Remington Rand: S/N 995,000 to 1,041,404 = 1943
Remington Rand: S/N 1,279,699 to 1,441,430 = 1943
Remington Rand: S/N 1,471,431 to 1,609,528 = 1943
Remington Rand: S/N 1,743,847 to 1,816,641 = 1944
Remington Rand: S/N 1,890,504 to 2,075,103 = 1944
Remington Rand: S/N 2,134,404 to 2,244,803 = 1945
Remington Rand: S/N 2,380,014 to 2,619,013 = 1945

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Thought I'd try to post a picture and see how it works... Maybe... keep your figers crossed!Bob

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Wow! It worked! I wrote down all the steps so hopefully I will be able to do it again!

Uhhhh... for those interested, the above photo is a Remington Rand National Match style pistol ... I believe it started life as a 1958 pattern but not really positive... I want to shoot it so will hope it groups well... I would also like to know if anyone knows if Carl Grein of Ohio was possibly a Match shooter? Thanks for putting up with my attempts to get a photo loaded... Bob
 
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