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Old December 16, 2010, 08:46 AM   #1
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Remington Rand 1911

Happen to come across this interesting specimen. Would any one have any information about it? Supposedly, the gold accents are 24k. Any info or price appraisal would be appreciated.

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Old December 16, 2010, 09:34 AM   #2
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Looks like someone dressed up an old WW2 GI 1911A1. Value for polished up and over-the-top reblues like that seem to be in the $500-$600 range.
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Old December 16, 2010, 10:29 AM   #3
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Most gold plating is 24K. It doesn't increase the value of the gun.
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Old December 16, 2010, 01:32 PM   #4
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FWIW, 24kt Gold (including plating) is soft, and wears easily - as looks to be noticable on the RH sides of both the trigger and the mag release.

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Old December 16, 2010, 04:01 PM   #5
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In bone stock GI trim, it would be worth more today. $600 tops.
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Old December 26, 2010, 05:42 PM   #6
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Somebody did a nice job on the polishing, it looks nice and flat. Considering the Remington Rand's are fairly valuable in stock shape the dressing up is taking a pretty hard hit on the price, like maybe cutting 2/3rds off. If it were mine I'd undo the gold and have it blued. The polishing and bluing is nice enough it might have more appeal like that.

That gold makes a lot of guys cringe, I'd like it all blued.
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Old December 28, 2010, 12:12 AM   #7
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I'm about to cry. Just refinishing that gun would have been bad enough but this one was overpolished, blued, and pimped out with gold.:barf:
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Old December 28, 2010, 01:13 AM   #8
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Did you get that from a Cuban? That seems to be a popular modification.
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Old December 28, 2010, 11:35 AM   #9
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If your in TN I will give you $600. it may have been destroyed but it is still pimpin :P
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Old December 28, 2010, 11:50 AM   #10
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There was a shop in my home town that specialized in that sort of work.
They were very good at it, they could even mask off areas to get gold and blue on the same part. A revolver with the small parts and cylinder flutes gold and the balance shiny, shiny blue was kind of their specialty.
But that was years ago and now we know that what was cheap surplus then is really a Significant Historical Artifact and Valuable Collector's Item.
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