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1945 Remington Rand refinishing work

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by jbett98, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I bought this WW ll pistol from a member here and previously someone along the way had filed off the front sight and also removed the rear sight.
    They had also removed some of the original finish on the slide and frame, but managed to not destroy the markings.
    I had another member (Velzey) here that's a gunsmith in his spare time reparkerize the pistol after he replaced the sights with some NOS Remington Rand sights that I found online.

    I am really please with the results and since I want to shoot this fine old 1911 that more then likely was carried in the war and then returned back to the states in it's original build issue without going through an armory rebuild, I decided to have him tune up the trigger, so it would lose that heavy, mushy military pull weight.
    Those tiny sights will be a challenge, but since the late war Remington Rand's were the considered the best made 1911's to be produced durring the war, I expect it will do it's job if I do mine.
     
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  2. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Jeff, your image isn't working. :(
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's weird, it's big as life on my computer.
     
  4. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Picture is working now!

    Just wait till you feel the trigger now...
     
  5. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Not working for me, but I'm sure it's NWFA. Not the first time I've had problems with pics on here. This kind of stuff happens when things get changed.
     
  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I can't see it either. I think you/me has to clear our cache or something but I don't want to right now.
     
  7. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    It probably looks like this?

    wwII 016.jpg
     
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  8. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    Ya I don't see a pic from @jbett98 either. Nice pic from Medic! though
     
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  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    True.. still can't.. nevermind
    Hard(ish) fixed are a/can be a true "problem". Good on the Velzey.
     
  10. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    1911jeff_zpsu4jrswvv.jpg
    Ok here it is!
     
  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Full flap time.
     
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  12. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  13. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Not bad for only $400.00 cash, and around $200.00 to bring it back in working order.