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Hi Everyone,
I'm new here and pretty much a novice when it comes to firearms.
I recently received a Remington Rand .45 with holster from my father who was a Marine in the Korean War. He didn't tell me much about the weapon except that it was a good one. He said the holster is original to the weapon and he gave me a clip of ammo that he said was the 'original' clip.
Anyway, here are some pics and if you can give me any information, that would be great. Thank you
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Lucky guy - I will never inherit any guns - no guns to inherit unless one of my customers leaves one to me. :(

On the plus side, my children WILL inherit my guns. That's a nice .45. Thanks for posting the pics. As to value, I'll leave that to the guys that have the value books. I did see a Remington WWII .45 go at a live auction here in Idaho for $2500 - the guy who bought it wasn't at the auction but was on the phone - he was in Montana. As far as I can tell from the pics, your pistol is in at least as good condition as the one I saw with my own eyes get sold.
 

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Could be the pics, but it looks like the slide latch and safety are not original and possibly the mainspring either.....anyone??
 

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As Double D posted, the slide stop ( kind of jumps out at you ), safety and mainspring housing are not correct. Original and proper parts can be found and those items replaced. 1911 and 1911A1 collecting is getting very complex these days. Replace the needed parts, and if everything else is proper, if slide and frame match, if all the internals are correct, with the holster, then you have a 2500 to 3000 dollar gun. If the gun has been rearsenaled and the slide and frame are from different makers, and the internals are mixed, then with holster you have a 1000 to 1500 dollar gun.
 

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That was the first thing that caight my eye, too, Double D. The slide catch looks like a replacement. Not knit-picking, but the stock screws look a little chewed up.

Steeler - that is a nice family heirloom. Original 1911A1s - and I'd call yours original - are gaining value everyday. I've been out of the market for a while, but I'd guess yours could sell for between $1000 to $1500, depending on finding the right collector. WH is right - there are some who would even pay more, but it being a Remington Rand and not a Colt has an impact. Not to me, but to some collectors.

Even those originaL GI hip holsters are getting pricey. I used to buy them for about a dollar at the Army surplus store. (That was part of my Mom's "Stop dragging that old Army crap into this house!") I've seen them go for upwards of $75. If memory serves, the brown holsters dated to the Korean War and earlier. The black ones came out in the late 50s and early 60s.
 

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the only thing I'm a expert on is how to find the dinner table:) I do frequent a couple of forums, One is Culver's shooting page {CSP] , the 1911 and service pistol forum. that site has some real expert on it. I won't post their names because I do not have permission to do so, but they are well known in the 1911 community. The other forum {which I haven't visited lately } is the the 1911 forum. On the CSP forum if you post that you need help, I/m sure they will oblige .
 

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This thread caught my eye. I have my Dad's Remington Rand. In 1958, he put a set of Micro sights on it and a pair of beautiful stag grips. I still have the original grips. I don't ever intend to sell this gun, but I am tempted to put the original grips back on it. Could a gun smith replace a set of correct sights on this gun so it would fit in the Sears holster? I am torn between doing this and leaving it the way he had it fixed. After WWII, (as a US Marine) he was a truck driver and carried the gun in his brief case for years. I inherited this gun and his love of firearms as well. In 1986 he transferred to Heaven where I am sure he is guarding the streets as the Marines Hymn goes.
 

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I wonder how my kids will deal with my guns when they inherit them? I do hope they will keep them, shoot them and pass them down.
 

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Hi Steeler,

When you described it, I figured it would look pretty rough from all those years and some rough Wartime handling.
But that 1911 is in Excellent shape, The blueing is what I'd call 90-95% and the Govt. Stamp , along with the holster and history of that sidearm makes the value almost double.
Youv'e got a nice piece of history, You can hold it or turn it into some serious cash,
There aren't many of the Rand marked Govt. issue models left.
Unless your strapped for cash you need to hold onto it just like your Dad did, They aren't making anymore of them that carry that kind of history with it
 

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Steeler,
You can leave it as you received it or change some parts and customize it.
Like they were saying about the grips and screws, That's an easy swap out.
Then the Slide Stop and safety could be swapped for Stainless steel for looks or blued depending on your likes.
Depends if you want to make it a showpiece or just a good shooting 45.
That's what you have to decide..
Keep it as is.
Sell it as is,
Customize it and sell it,
Start shooting it,
Customize it and start shooting it,
 

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A good place to start is put an ad in the Buy, Sell, Trade forum. Theres many other options but it's a good start. I sold my "43" Ithaca at a gunshow for $825 to a dealer which means it was probably worth $1200 or more but I was happy with the $825. Cost me $400 with no sentimental value attached. Ask the members here what they thinks it's worth.
 
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