Its a shameNice pistol, ITHACA receiver with COLT slide. I agree with the above about it being assembled by a previous private owner, as a military arsenal would have never put a long trigger on a 1911A1 frame.
its a shame such a nice condition 1944 1911 would be worth less than a new 1911 :/I think it'd sell for a bit more than that. I haven't seen anything with a US Property mark sell for under $1K, not counting the CMP lottery pistols of course.
My grandfather was very old so it wouldn’t surprise me if he preferred the traditional long trigger found on the original 1911’s. I also found a 1918 Mark 1 Trench Knife along with a 1929 Colt New Service .38-40 in outstanding condition. It’s been a great day so farNice pistol, ITHACA receiver with COLT slide. I agree with the above about it being assembled by a previous private owner, as a military arsenal would have never put a long trigger on a 1911A1 frame.
Yeah, it’s a Colt Slide on an Ithaca Frame. Barrel is stamped HS by the lug, so it’s Ithaca as well. Are there other parts on the 1911 that would be stamped to identify it’s manufacturer other than slide, receiver and Barrel?This one also has really sharp edges and distinct markings - frame does not appear to me to have been blasted and re-Parkerized. Slide and frame hues do not seem to match so maybe the slide is original finish too or it could be a refinish that simply was done at a different time and place.