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1944 Ithaca 1911
« on: August 26, 2013, 09:30:28 AM »
Now this was US Property at one time, somewhere in the 80's a gunsmith did some work on it, added S&W revolver sights, opened the ejection port up, blended the ramp & throat, trigger job. All that is good then somebody decided to try their hand at engraving should have left well enough alone. This gun is a great shooter will feed anything I put in the magazine as long as the bullet it pointed forward.  *6'


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Re: 1944 Ithaca 1911
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 07:00:27 PM »
"Somebody"? Wouldn't have been you, would it? :o
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Re: 1944 Ithaca 1911
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 07:43:56 PM »
"Somebody"? Wouldn't have been you, would it? :o

No not me, but because of it I got a great shooting gun cheap. It's really to bad he did this to a old war gun, but I'm sure back then they were a dime a dozen. I've owned this about 30 years or so.

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Re: 1944 Ithaca 1911
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 08:07:22 PM »
Always liked most of the guns Ithaca built.
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Re: 1944 Ithaca 1911
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 06:20:02 AM »


  That's nice, I never get tired of looking at these things!  In ancient times, when I was in the Army, we used to see these with manufacturing stamps from Singer Sewing Machine Co., Remington-Rand (typewriters) and a tractor company (might have been John Deere or Caterpillar).  I guess during the war years anybody who had good machining facilities got some of the contracts for production, besides Colt and Ithaca.
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Re: 1944 Ithaca 1911
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2013, 09:13:17 PM »


  That's nice, I never get tired of looking at these things!  In ancient times, when I was in the Army, we used to see these with manufacturing stamps from Singer Sewing Machine Co., Remington-Rand (typewriters) and a tractor company (might have been John Deere or Caterpillar).  I guess during the war years anybody who had good machining facilities got some of the contracts for production, besides Colt and Ithaca.

Yup. Pretty much the way it was.
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Re: 1944 Ithaca 1911
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2013, 08:06:20 AM »
Tom, that is still a pretty nice looking gun! And it shoots too. I have a 1911, mis-matched parts, that I got several years pretty inexpensively. It has a Match barrel, had the grip safety de-activated so I think it was an IPSC gun or something like that. When I found the grip safety was altered, I took the gun back and the gunsmith took it and returned about 5 minutes later....all restored, no charge. I didn't want any liability in case something happened. Will maybe post pictures later

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Re: 1944 Ithaca 1911
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2013, 07:49:47 AM »
Tom, I like it!  ;)

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Re: 1944 Ithaca 1911
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2014, 06:58:51 PM »
nice, I like shooters, collector guns are nice too, but I prefer shooters
I would love to find a US&S one day just because I am from PA
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