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g17owner
03-07-2010, 11:47 AM
Sold.

novabrian
03-07-2010, 12:33 PM
Interesting firearm.My brother in law has a shotgun by Ithaca.It loads and ejects from the same port I believe.

bayarea1911
03-07-2010, 12:34 PM
wish i had the cash...maybe i can postpone the wedding ;)

warbird
03-07-2010, 12:41 PM
where is the gun located ?

novabrian
03-07-2010, 12:44 PM
wish i had the cash...maybe i can postpone the wedding ;)

If your Fiancee' really loves you she will buy you this a wedding gift!! LOL!!!

warbird
03-07-2010, 12:45 PM
sorry I did not see the comment about redlands. I am too far north but I used to carry an Ithica 45 in the service. I favored mine over a colt.

g17owner
03-07-2010, 12:59 PM
I really hate to sell it but i am trying to buy an older 4x4 so something has got to go. Yes the ithaca is pretty solid and isnt a rattle trap.

g17owner
03-07-2010, 2:43 PM
Buyer was a no show and had car trouble so back up for sale.

warbird
03-07-2010, 3:05 PM
Hurts to let this on slip away but I was a little short anyway even though this is the kind of gun you go into hock for.

g17owner
03-07-2010, 5:19 PM
Well its back up for sale so maybe we can go into hock for it? haha

warbird
03-07-2010, 5:43 PM
something tells me you are in Southern california (redlands) and I gave up going into hock for some of Ed's beautiful pieces down in that part of the state because it is a long ride down there on a motorcycle. Still a nice piece of history

g17owner
03-07-2010, 5:51 PM
Haha i hear that. Thanks for looking

bombadillo
03-07-2010, 6:41 PM
I own a '43 ithaca as well. Finish on that is beautiful if its original!

bombadillo
03-07-2010, 6:42 PM
I own a '43 ithaca as well. Finish on that is beautiful if its original!

g17owner
03-07-2010, 7:59 PM
I know its original. I have had it looked at by several who own ithacas and they can verify it is original. Like i said in my OP the slide and frame are different shades which was common to that era when gun were disassembled in mass and reassembled. However this one survived the colt slide/ithaca frame or remington rand/ colt frame mismatch you see with alot of these war vets. The parkerizing in some places is a bit thin, but it is in great shape for 67 yr old gun. If you look closely two of the four grip screws have wider slots than the other two. I believe those to be the only incorrect items on this weapon (other than the sights obiviously) but i have priced this accordingly.

canman
03-07-2010, 8:14 PM
Wow.....surprised this has lasted his long. That's a really nice Ithaca at a very fair price! These military 1911s are a great investment too....someone needs to buy this!

Canman

HokeySon
03-07-2010, 8:23 PM
i'll take it per pms

g17owner
03-07-2010, 9:00 PM
SPF to second inline HokeySon per our pm's.

ScottB
03-07-2010, 9:49 PM
Nice pickup. I have the same gun, all original. Its one of my "pry it from my cold dead hands" guns

Noxx
03-08-2010, 1:42 AM
Question. When you say this one is not a mixed parts gun, what source did you use to verify hammer, safety, etc? I'm am interested but would like to check detail pics against Clawson's book. Also I don't see a location listed.

g17owner
03-08-2010, 4:31 AM
Firearm is sold pending funds to hokeyson. Firearm was verified by comparison to photographs and direct physical contact with unmolested ithaca's. individual parts lack the MIM casting lines but have machining lines common to that era and style of manuf. thumb safety and slide stop have the required number of serrations as per clawsons and hammer, trigger and mag release are checkered as per clawsons and several internet sites who specialize in these pistols. Also the mainspring housing has the correct number of ribs for an ithaca. Now there is no way of knowing if those were the EXACT parts that it came out of the factory with but even if they werent they are still what the gun calls for to be a correct ithaca. Meaning the gun isnt filled with parts that are from colt, remington rand, singer, springfield etc... Now if i could guarantee that it was 100% unfired pristine then it would be priced at $2500 or above.

JDay
03-08-2010, 5:15 AM
If you look closely two of the four grip screws have wider slots than the other two. I believe those to be the only incorrect items on this weapon (other than the sights obiviously) but i have priced this accordingly.

The wider slotted screws should be correct, original 1911's can be detail stripped using no tools. The pistol is its own toolbox.

http://www.sightm1911.com/lib/tech/toolbox.htm