AFAIK, Ithaca only made pistols for the government during WWII. There are two solutions to no government markings,; 1: A "lunch box" gun that was taken from the factory before the military markings were added or 2: It has an after market frame.Is this a USGI pistol? I didn't see any markings that would identify it as government property... is that typical?
That was just speculation on my part, and I need to stop doing that. Just looking at the font, size and location of the serial number, it seems to be a little larger and located higher on the frame than my 2.145 RR, not leaving much room for the 'United States Property' mark above it. It does have a '5' on the web of the trigger guard where mine has an '8', but there are a lot of other marks missing. These missing marks can be indicative of 'cleaned' pistols where the owner wanted to remove evidence of U.S. property - these are fairly common. As Johnny says, it was accepted at one time and the markings had to be there.A bring back?
This was in the collection of a U.S Army Special Forces Veteran who had served in Vietnam. Possible his service pistol?
I think a prior owner's ex wife will sue anyone she can in connection with any property she thinks she can identify as previously belonging to her ex husband. While I am confident that the pistol pictured does not belong to her and that she has no interest, marital or otherwise in it, the new owner and I would both prefer not to litigate that matter.I don't understand why some people get so freaked out about posting serial numbers. What do you think somebody's gonna do with it?