My name is Kody Foote. I have recently come into possession of a Remington Rand M1911 A1. The serial numbers indicate that the gun was manufactured somewhere between 1944-1945. It is in prestine condition. I was wondering what something like This is worth. Talking to a few folks, they said it was worth anywhere from $1000-4000. It has all the original markings. U.S. property stamped on the frame beneath the slide, 'FJA' stamped above the trigger. Still has the factory finish it seems. Please get back to me at your earliest convenience.
Answer Hi Kody, that is a fantastic example. If you are looking to sell that particular piece I can assure you that there will be no shortage of buyers. Some problems do arise with "bring-home" weapons from WWII and Korea especially if the firearms wasn't registered in the "amnesty" period or was listed as lost or stolen post war. Assuming that the pistol is in the clear and to assess the full value, I would send it to one of the numerous firearm auction houses, Rock Island or James Julia where it would not be out of the ordinary for this to fetch $3500.00 to $5000.00 but a pristine example could in fact bring more.
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