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Well, after all of the research and searching on this and other forums, finally ended up with an Ithaca 1911a1, serial #2644xxx. Late production, and based on my research, all original. Only negative is the finish is somewhat worn and pretty thin, but original. Not a real big deal to me though. I would rather have a thin original finish rather than a reparkerized finish. Price was ok to me. I will have pictures up later in the day. Now, regarding finish, I have heard that Ithaca finishes were thin to begin with. Any truth to it?
 

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No, they were usually a darker color than on Colts but not thin. Looking forward to your pictures.
 

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The excellent-condition Ithacas I have seen look like the other Parkerized USGIs as far as uniformity of finish.
 
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