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I'm looking at buying an Ithaca Made M1911A1 .45 Pistol and would like some clarification on markings.

 

Pistol has SerialN° 1215xxx

Ordnance Inspector is FJA

Top left Trigger Guard has a Swiss Style cross as inspection mark

There is no trace of the Ordnance Escutcheon on the right side of receiver

BOTH Reciever AND Slide are marked M1911 A1 US ARMY

There is a P proof mark on top of slide

 

I did not have the opprotunity to take the gun apart and look at the inner markings.

 

Parkerisation on this gun is absolutely perfect, so maybe it's been refinished, but the current owner doesn't know.

 

What bothers me is:

 

Should the slide still be marked M1911 A1 US ARMY for this serial number?

Should there be an Ordnance Escutcheon on this particular receiver? Should it be visible after re-parking?

 

Thanks and if you don't mind, please post some pictures of other Ithaca .45 for reference!

 

Johan

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I'm certainly no RKI on the USGI 1911, but all the photos of Ithaca 1911A1s I see show the Ithaca address on the left side of the slide, and a blank right side of the slide. I just recently got my first (and likely last, at current prices) USGI 1911A1...a Remington-Rand. A site suggested top me that I found extremely useful was: http://www.coolgunsite.com/

Jousters also has a 1911 forum at: http://www.jouster.com/cgi-bin/pistol/pistol.pl?

 

HTH

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No more Ithaca owners on this site?

 

Hi Johan:

 

Here is one of mine that I sold a few years ago. I could not stand the post-war British commercial proofmarks, which to my eye look like vandalism. I will have to check at home to see if I have any pics of my other Ithaca.

 

Hope this helps you.

 

Regards,

Charlie

 

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Here is my addition to the post.It is as purchased.I got this in June 2008.It is an arsenal re-work.Dont know if the box is original to it but its how I bought it.

 

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In Memoriam:
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Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Beautiful gun Doyler! If you dont mind me asking, around how much did that little beauty cost? I only ask because i will soon be in hte market for one and am trying to get a ball park of what a nice one like that goes for.

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Beautiful gun Doyler! If you dont mind me asking, around how much did that little beauty cost? I only ask because i will soon be in hte market for one and am trying to get a ball park of what a nice one like that goes for.

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Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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Sorry for being late in responding, but here are a pair of shots of my Ithaca Colt. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

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Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

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2nd photo....

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In Memory Of......
Pte Harold Griffiths, 1805, 1/6th Manchester Regt, KIA June 4th, 1915 in Gallipoli
Cpl Isaac Judges, 40494, 6th East Yorkshire Regt, KIA October 3rd, 1917 in Ypres
May they rest in peace.....

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  • 3 weeks later...

Johan, just found this thread and this might be too old to help, but this is an Ithaca my Gramp brought home from the CBI theater. It is completely original and untouched. If you need more info for a comparison, PM me.

 

Best,

Blair

 

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