Remington Rand M1911A1 45ACP SN:917484 MFG:1942Remington Rand
- Caliber: 45ACP
- Era: Pre-War
- Finish: Du-Lite
- Inspector: FJA
- Serial Number: 917484
- Shipment Type: Military
- Year: 1942
This Remington Rand M1911A1 is an early 1942 production pistol with the 1st type logo roll mark that is applied to the left side of the slide. This roll mark was utilized from roughly from serial number 916405 to roughly 93500. This is the 527th Remington Rand that was produced.
The early Remington Rand pistols were finished with Du-Lite which was a bluing process over a sandblasted finish. Remington Rand would later change over to a parkerized finish. It's also to note the early Remington Rands utilize a milled trigger and would later change to a stamped trigger.
This Remington Rand M1911A1 was on the Contract W-740-ORD-2351 and was part of a 125,000 pistol contract.
The inspector stamp of FJA is for Colonel Frank J. Atwood. He was the Army Inspector of Ordnance at the Rochester Ordnance District from June 15th, 1942 to March 31st, 1946. He would inspect the total production of the M1911A1 pistols manufactured by Remington Rand and Ithaca.