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I got this pistol from a friend and dont know what it is. It is 1911 style and the only markings on it are on the side of the gun. "rpb industries a1-96 atlanta ga" it looks like maybe a .45cal. it also has a pachmayr grip but i dont know if that came on it whe it was made. no makings on the slide.

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Photos would be helpful. But I wouldn't doubt C3 is going to come along and give you its complete history anyway.
 

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RPB Industries primarily made UZI and MAC style guns for a short time befofe they went under. I believe they also made a few hundreds 1911 guns as well. Supposedly it was difficult to find parts for their MACs and UZIs, so they started making 1911s. I have no idea on value as I've never seen one in person. Some pictures would be helpful in further identifying it.
 

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RPB Industries primarily made UZI and MAC style guns for a short time befofe they went under. I believe they also made a few hundreds 1911 guns as well. Supposedly it was difficult to find parts for their MACs and UZIs, so they started making 1911s. I have no idea on value as I've never seen one in person. Some pictures would be helpful in further identifying it.
Yeah- Same as Corbra or owned by or sumthin?
 

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Don't know about that. If I remember correctly, the RPB stood for the initials of the last names of the guys that started the company. Don't recall the names though. The P might be Pitts I think.
 

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I know this is an old thread, but do you still have this frame?
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1 post, 1 like, no activity for 4 years. Don't stay up tonight waiting for his reply.
 

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Yeah, I figure as much. I've been scouring the internet for pictures or any information on these frames. This is one of 2 threads I've even found mention of them.
 

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It appears they might still be in business.

RPB Industries

P.O. Box 133052

Atlanta

GA 30333

United States

Phone (404) 326-6798

10am - 5pm

Monday thru Friday

Eastern Time
 

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It appears they might still be in
In a book I'm reading it tells how RPB made a short run of these frames in the 80's. They were trying to diversify from the subguns they had. There was a limited run of 1911's available, and it seems everyone who has one doesn't know What they have.
 
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