1943 WWII Remington Rand 1911-A1 U.S. Army .45 ACP
Tex Tan Holster FJA Inspector HS Barrel No Reserve
Used Condition
FFL is required
Current Bid
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24 Bids Bid History
Time Left 15 min rule
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Item 668802171
Location Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Priority Mail$35.00
No international shipments
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AZ 6.6%   
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Historic WWII American Made Semi Automatic Pistol – Tex Tan Holster - 1943 Production Block - Remington Rand - M1911 A1 - .45 ACP - 5" Barrel - Semi Automatic - Parkerized Finish - Crossed Cannons Stamped - FJA Stamped (Frank J. Atwood, Inspector Of Ordnance) - Slide Adjustable Rear Sight - Low Profile Fixed Front Blade - Correct Cut Checkered Side Plates - (S) Stamped 8 Round Detachable Box Magazine - This Pistol Is Considered A C&R Item And Can Transfer Through An FFL Or C&R License

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Up for auction is a WWII Remington Rand M1911A1 U.S. Army semi-automatic pistol manufactured by the Remington Rand typewriter company. There is a Tex Tan leather holster included with this auction. This pistol is stamped "UNITED STATES PROPERTY, U.S. Army". The serial number on this WWII military issue is 947870. The last pistol manufactured by Remington Rand had a serial number of 2465139. Remington Rand produced a total of 877,751 pistols from 1942-45. It is one of a large block shipped by Remington Rand to the U.S. Army in 1943 during world WWII. Cross Cannons show on the back right slide and the army inspector of ordnance mark "FJA" for Frank J. Atwood with matching “P” proof marks. The “HS” proofed barrel is in outstanding condition. The bore is bright, sharp and very smooth. All mechanical actions function with exactness. The grips are manufactured by Keyes Fibre Co. - The magazine is “S” proofed and was manufactured by the Scovill division of Remington Rand's production. The parkerized finish shows very well for being 74 years old. Grips look outstanding and match the quality of this most historic WWII auction opportunity. We have attached multiple Hi-Definition photographs in various lighting conditions for your review and consideration. This example comes as photographed.

Remington Rand M1911A1 History

Remington Rand was awarded its first order on march 16th, 1942, for a total of 125,000 1911A1 pistols. The company had no experience building pistols at the time it was awarded the contract. Remington Rand formed a new division (Remington Rand "C" Division) to take charge of building the pistols. Remington Rand "C" Division converted a vacant plant into a modern pistol manufacturing facility. The plant was located on Dickerson street in Syracuse, N.Y. and was once used for building typewriters, initially some manufacturing equipment was not available. This caused Remington Rand to acquire parts from other sources to complete the early pistols. They purchased barrels from High Standard, Colt, and Springfield Armory; disconnectors from US&S; grips safeties from Colt; and slide stops from Colt and Springfield Armory (2,865 left over from WWI). Remington Rand "C" Division inherited much of the documentation, tooling, and machinery that originally was used by the Singer Manufacturing Co. in their educational order. Consequently some of the parts of the early pistols were made using Singer supplied tooling and fixtures. Careful examination of early Remington Rand pistols will reveal striking similarities in some of the parts to Singer made parts such as the triggers and mainspring housings. The first 255 production pistols where accepted by ordinance inspectors in November of 1942. Initial shipments appeared to perform satisfactorily, but subsequent tests performed by ordnance inspectors revealed serious problems with parts interchangeability. In march 1943 James Rand Jr., stopped production due to a high rate of parts interchangeability test failures. Only after a change in management and a thorough review of the inspection and manufacturing operations was production finally resumed in may of 1943. Throughout production Remington Rand aggressively attempted to innovate and improve the production of 1911A1 pistols. By march of 1945 they where building the lowest price pistol in the war effort and quality was considered second to none. By the end of the war Remington Rand had produced over 875,000 pistols, almost as many as Colt (628,808) and Ithaca (335,467) combined. Reference Charles Clawson “Colt .45 service pistols”. Remington Rand was formed in 1927 by the merger of the Remington Typewriter Company and Rand Kardex Corporation. Within the first year Remington Rand acquired the Dalton Adding Machine Company, the Powers Accounting Machine Company, the Baker-Vawter Company and the Kalamazoo Loose-Leaf Binder Company. From its inception until 1958, it was led by founder James Rand, Jr. of North Tonawanda, New York. From 1942 to 1945, Remington Rand was one manufacturer of the M1911A1 .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol used by the United States armed forces during World War II. Remington Rand produced more M1911A1 pistols than any other wartime manufacturer. Remington Rand ranked 66th among United States corporations in the value of WWII military production contracts.

Remington Rand M1911A1 General Specifications

  • Make: Remington Rand
  • Model: M1911A1
  • Safety Lock: Standard
  • Trigger: Short Steel
  • Sights: Low Profile
  • Ejection Port: Standard
  • Hammer: Spur
  • Action: Short Recoil
  • Safety: Standard Grip
  • Loaded Weight: 1,105gr
  • Muzzle Velocity: 251m/s
  • Muzzle Energy: 548 Joule
  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Finish: Factory Original Parkerized
  • Barrel Length: 5"
  • Capacity: 7 Round Detachable Magazine (Scovill)
  • Weight: 1,105gr
  • Condition: Used
  • Grips: Keyes Fibre Company Sides
  • Rear Sights: Slide Adjustable Notch
  • Front Sights: Low Profile Ramp
  • Action: Double Action / Single Action
  • Serial number: 947870
  • Manufactured: 1943 - Syracuse, NY
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Remington Rand 1911-A1 U.S. Army
.45 ACP
Barrel Length
5 inch
Frame Finish
Slide Finish
Keyes Fiber
Mfg Part Number