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  1. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    So I've recently started collecting a few firearms. My area of interest is WWII weapons since my father was a WWII vet who served in the Bulge and Operation Varsity. I've purchased a Walther PP and a Walther PPK, both from about 1941, and I've coveted a 1911 ever since I saw Tom Hanks plinking...
  2. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    My CMP 1911 came in this past week, and I couldnt be happier. I received an Ithaca frame with a Colt slide. I only snatched a few photos but will get more once my background check clears (fun times in Oregon currently so its a bit of wait). From looking a bit online it seems to be a 1943 Ithaca...
  3. Parts and Accessories Bin
    Hello Everyone, I'm restoring an Ithaca 1911a1 slide. It had aftermarket sights on it that I'm working on replacing. I found USGI rear sights fairly easy, but I'm really struggling to find USGI ramped front sight. My 1911a1 is a '44 manufacture, so I'm looking for the ramped front sight that...
  4. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    Hi all So just found a colt 1911 here in south africa my first 1911 and first firearm ever. The gun is old but in working condition there is a lot of stamps and engravings on it. I did a lookup on colts website and the serial number comes back as: Year of Manufacture 1943 Model MODEL 1911A1...
  5. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    Can anyone help identify the slide marking on this 1911a1? Mainly the marks on slide in front of takedown lever and on top front of trigger guard on both sides. Thank you
  6. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    Gents, I have an Ithaca 1911A1 from WWII, serial number 1213XXX that is supposedly part of a batch of 5,000 pistols that were consigned to the OSS for delivery to partisans prior to D-Day. Is there anyway to prove this? Thank You for your help.
  7. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    Good afternoon gentlemen, I just acquired an Ithaca 1911A1 from the son of a ww2 veteran. According to him, his dad, Lt JG Smith of the navy, carried this pistol through the pacific on board a cargo ship. The history is awesome, and I would love some more concrete evidence to support it. Can...
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