I have a Remington 1911 (not 1911a1) thats in perfect condition. The bluing is excellent, a deep rich blue. I'm told that it HAS to be refinished because there are no pistols of this class in this condition.
Its marked "Model of 1911 US Army Caliber .45" on one side of the slide and on the other its marked with Colt patent dates and "Manufactured by Remington Arms UMC CO INC Bridgeport, Connecticutt" - theres also a "Remington UMC" within a circle.
The serial # is 12929
2 questions - can you tell from these markings if this was Military or a civilian issue pistol and when it was manufactured?
And assuming that it has been refinished at some point, what is its value?
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