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    OD - rather what I was thinking - as long as enough material available to upset to achieve staking of course. I guess this could be a possible replacement solution to do it properly. Brownells or Numrich etc.

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    Not to further nitpick but the Randall was mfg. between June 1983 and May 1985; according to the Blue Book Of Gun Values.
    They did not list the production dates for the Hardballer in the Blue Book I have but the one line Probert Encyclopedia lists the production start date as 1977. Also every AMT 1911 type pistol I've ever seen has had stainless used in all the parts I could see not counting the rear sight.

    Speaking of stainless parts and sights I have a further comment on the AMT and Randall slides looking alike. The front sight's are 100% identical and the slide serrations match as they are vertical.
    They seem to be more copies of each other, minus the rear sight and milling for it, than copies of a Series '70 Gold Cup slide. I'm not implying any dirct connection between the two companies but rather that they both might have contracted another company to produce the slides. Out sourcing parts is not unheard of in the firearms industry.

    On a different note, I noticed that back when they were both being made the Randall had a higher suggested retail price than the AMT. Which most likely reflected a much higher QC in production.

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    Many thx Ed - appreciate the extra input - I feel much better informed.
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    Chris,

    Usually there is enough of the legs to re-stake, but like you say, not always.

    Brownells or Numrich would be excellent places to check, along with Caspian, for the stainless tubes.

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    I had a chance to buy a Randall back in the 80's for $450 at a gun show and passed on it. I regretted that decision.

    The Randall does need some minor reliability work but what stock 1911 made 25 years ago didn't?

    I say keep it and get it to a highly skilled gunsmith to do the touchups for reliability.
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    I am inclined Bob now to be suggesting that to the guy - thx all.
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