Sold For: $2,457
Make: Remington Rand
Serial Number: 2435644
Year of Manufacture: 1945
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Semi Auto Pistol
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Remington Rand Inc. / Syracuse, N.Y. U.S.A.”. The top of the slide is marked “P”. The left side of the frame behind the trigger is marked with an “FJA” Ordnance mark (Frank J Atwood.) The left side of the trigger guard is marked “5” and there is a “P” below the mag release. The right side of the frame is marked “United States Property / No. 2435644” and “M1911A1 U.S. Army”. The right side of the frame behind the grips is marked with the crossed canons. There is a “4” and a triangle on the right trigger guard bows. The rear of the slide, under the shield is marked “G” and there is another “G” on top of the frame, under the slide. The left side of the barrel lug is marked “P” and the right side is marked “HS”.
Barrel Length: 5″
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed front blade. The rear sight is a dovetail set notch.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered grips. The checkering is very sharp and the panels do not show and mentionable wear. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Gray Parkerized
Finish Originality: Remington Rand Original
Bore Condition: The bore is BRIGHT! and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The front strap shows insignificant marking from handling and there are one or two surface scratches on the slide – hardly noticeable. There is a tiny bit of wear / rub over the last 2 digits of the serial number. There is practically no other wear, and this is truly a sharp The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp and even raised. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions properly. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One unmarked blued magazine comes with the pistol.
Our Assessment: This gun practically won WWII for the US, and is an example of the greatest sidearm ever carried by a world power’s military. To this day, no more reliable, stronger, or robust pistol has been designed and our troops still carry iterations of the 1911. This gun shows almost no use or modifications and is in a condition that even the most picky collector would be happy with. This is truly one of the best examples of a WWII 1911-A1, in our opinion the greatest gun ever designed.