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Old November 21, 2011, 06:56 PM   #1
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Remington Rand 45

Here is another one of my fathers handguns. This one was actually my grandfathers that he had during WWII and the Korean War if I remember correctly. Can anyone tell me a little history about this gun. My grandfather served in the Army under Gerneral Patton in the Tank Corps. The condition of this gun looks better than the FN High Power 9MM I have already posted here. Any information word be greatly appreciated.

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Old November 21, 2011, 07:08 PM   #2
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Man that guns old and used. I have a glock 19 ill trade ya . I know im taking a beating but thats the kinda guy i am. Anyway for real i know an older gentleman that has a lot of old and rare 1911's. That one is in nice shape plus an heirloom with history bet your proud. I would be. TN
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Old November 21, 2011, 07:44 PM   #3
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Thanks TN,

I am proud of it. I would love to find out more history behind it.
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Old November 21, 2011, 07:57 PM   #4
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Serial number 2462923 is one of the guns in the last (1945) run of remington rands manufactured for the US Gov. Apparently the allocated serial numbers were:

2380014-2619013 Remington Rand (85126 allocated)

However, as the war ended some of the guns were canceled and the last remington rand made was serial number:

(2465139) Last Remington Rand

Source: http://coltautos.com/
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Old November 21, 2011, 09:30 PM   #5
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Wow... That was probably made a day or two before the line shut down.

I have a type two 1943 Rem Rand...
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Old November 22, 2011, 01:13 AM   #6
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Very nice Rand

A friend of mine has one from 1943 or 1944 can't remember which . But it was very sweet. It was handled down to him from a uncle. They have quite a good value on them. They were made under contract from the US to the Remington Rand typewriter company. Not the Remington of today check out info on the web there is alot of info on it. It sure was a pleasure for me to get to see and hold the one my friend has. I love a gun with some history behind it.
Great gun hold on to it . But I will trade you a Glock also Lol.
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Old November 22, 2011, 03:58 PM   #7
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Here is another one of my fathers handguns. This one was actually my grandfathers that he had during WWII and the Korean War if I remember correctly. Can anyone tell me a little history about this gun. My grandfather served in the Army under Gerneral Patton in the Tank Corps.
He might have been issued this pistol in Korea, but as the others have noted it was manufactured too late to see any action in World War Two.
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Old November 22, 2011, 04:11 PM   #8
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That is a piece of history there. I have a frame and slide from one that passed by me at a gun show about 8 years ago. SN 191111. 1911 NOT A1. It was a parts gun and had been modified but I finally sent it to the craftsmen at Heirloom Precision to get it a custom gun on the inside with as much as possible traditional to it's heritage on the outside.

Take care of that piece.
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Old November 22, 2011, 08:58 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the information on the history of this gun. I did not realize that this gun was probably one of the last produced before the line was shut down. I imagine my grandfather got this before he was redeployed to Korea.

Should I have it checked out to make sure it is safe to fire?

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Old November 23, 2011, 02:51 PM   #10
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That's always a good idea with any 50+ year-old gun. Just also remember that these USGI pistols are becoming more valuable and collectible by the day, so don't modify it and avoid doing anything to it that will increase wear and tear.
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