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Old 10-18-2012, 05:32 AM   #11
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I ran across a very inexpensive 1911 online and I know that Rock Island used to be one of the manufacturers of the 1911 during WWII, but I'm not sure if it is a good reliable gun.

I just want something for the range as I want a stock old fashioned 1911 GI style like my dad used to have in the war. It'll basically be a recreational firearm, but I still want it to function. And by inexpensive I mean under $400.
Not sure RIA produced 1911s for the US military. The companies that made the US 1911 and 1911 A1 as I understand are Colt, Ithaca, Singer, Springfield, Remington Rand, and Union Switch and Signal. Other companies had contracts to build pistols but were not fulfilled for one reason or another.
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Not sure RIA produced 1911s for the US military. The companies that made the US 1911 and 1911 A1 as I understand are Colt, Ithaca, Singer, Springfield, Remington Rand, and Union Switch and Signal. Other companies had contracts to build pistols but were not fulfilled for one reason or another.
M1911 1912 - 1919
  • Colt
  • Springfield Armory/government-owned
  • Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Co.
  • Savage Arms Company - Their contract was cancelled before they could deliver completed pistols. The parts made were put into service. Some slides marked Savage were used in arsenal rebuilds.
  • North American Arms - ~100 tool-room/pre-production pistols were made but never put in service.

M1911A1 1924 - 1945
  • Colt
  • Singer Mfg. Co.
  • Remington Rand
  • Ithaca
  • Union Switch & Signal
  • Rock Island Arsenal/government-owned No production, only re-numbering of existing pistols.
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The only problem that I have encountered with my RIA was last week at the range my recoil spring bushing broke and spit out my spring. That is the only problem of any kind in about 2000 rds. This is on my officers model. Otherwise It has been a true work horse.

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Agree with the posts here. I used RIA as a base for an upgraded 1911 - very little fitting needed to upgrade, works great and holds up. Agree that the finish is not as rugged or attractive as a $1,000 gun - but it works.

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You're confusing rock island armory with rock Island arsenal. 2 totally different entities I believe. I don't think "arsenal" produced any 1911s however and armory are manufactured by armscor in the Philippines.

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