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Remington UMC Model 1911 Serial Number 3303


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Remington UMC Model 1911 serial number 3303 - On December 29, 1917, Remington UMC was given a contract for 150,000 M1911 pistols. Later the quantity was revised to 500,000 but Remington UMC only produced 21,677 guns, SN 1 – 21677, before WWI ended and the contract was cancelled. The pistols are of high quality but the blued finish was not. Most of them have a poor finish. The grip checkering pattern is slightly different from Colt’s and Springfield Armory’s and the magazine toe plate is slightly shorter. And, of course, the markings are different.

E.E.C. ordnance mark is for Edmund E. Chapman, Major, Ordnance Reserve Corps, and is only present on the Remington UMC manufactured pistols.

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