Re: tracing my 1944 remington rand 1911 a1
Pistols especially, and rifles also, were unit property.
They can have been issued dozens of times over to different individuals.
In the 60s a brand new 1911A1 was $25 at gunshows.
Zillions exist, all marked US Property.
I snuck one home, kept it for years and gave it to a buddy.
It was from the black market-who knows where it originated.
I'd have been in trouble if caught smuggling it.