Remington Rand WWII 1911

From Hickok45, “Shooting and showing a Classic U.S. Military 1911 made by Remington Rand in 1943. Hope you get the opportunity to fire one of these some day. It’s hard to convey how special it is to enjoy something so historic. Gun shops are full of cool 1911s, and they are great fun to shoot; however, even shooting a Custom Ed Brown or Wilson Combat does not match the experience of holding and shooting an old USGI model.”

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Rob Palmer June 1, 2015, 5:45 pm

    I enjoyed your video on the Remington Rand 1911A1. I have it’s twin, Serial Number 986792 which my father carried in WWII as a paratrooper in the 101st. It made the jump into Holland (Market-garden), the battles along the Rhine, the Bulge, and to the end of the war with him. He did bring it home along with several other pistols. I first fired it about 60 years ago and still shoot an IDPA match with it once in a while. It presently has a new barrel, magwell, ambi safety and a red dot sight but can be reassembled to original. Still a good shooter despite it’s age and thousands of rounds.

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