SOLD FOR: $1175
Make: Randall Firearms
Model: Service Model A111
Serial Number: RF04242C
Year of Manufacture: 1983-1985
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol Fed by Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “STAINLESS / STEEL”, “RANDALL”, and “CALIBER / .45 AUTO”. The right side of the slide is marked “SERVICE MODEL”. The right side of the frame is marked “RANDALL F.A. MFG. CORP. SUN VALLEY, CA. U.S.A. / RF04242C”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated blade fixed to the top of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch sight dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered wood panels. There are one or two minor marks on the bottom faces. The checkering is sharp and there are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its metal finish. The matte surfaces show a few faint rubs and scuffs that have lightly thinned the finish. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are light handling marks and standard operational wear. There is a light takedown mark on the frame. The grip screws show light use and the markings are clear. Overall, this pistol rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a serial matching Randall box, manual, and 7-round magazine.
Our Assessment: Randall Firearms was a pioneer in the industry producing the first production stainless steel 1911 at their Sun Valley factory in the 1980s and also making the first left handed 1911. The company had been an established company that was in the aircraft instrument repair business and decided that they needed to diversify. The company got together experts from all the big names in the industry such as Smith & Wesson, Colt, Remington, and Winchester to form a company of experts. The founder, Ken Lau had met Brigadier General Russel Randall while working in the aircraft industry and he was bright on board as an advisor and the new company took on his name. The company got a contract from the South Korean government for an order of 1911s but it was cancelled so they decided to enter the commercial market. The first of the pistols rolled off the line in 1983 and was standard 1911A1 but with a stainless construction built with Lau’s aircraft quality machining practices. The company would go on to make 24 models with 12 variations and three different calibers before going out of business. With only 9,968 produced with all the different models it makes for some rare models. This pistol is a Service Model A111 in Excellent conditoin. This rare pistol and it comes with its original box, this is a great addition to a 1911 collection. Please see our photos and good luck!