i would say between 700-1000$ your missing the correct grips. whoever put the wood grips on lost about 300$ value maybe more. the grips arent 300$ by themselves but missing they lower the gun value a lot. serial number puts it in the ithaca production range for 1943. value will also depend on other markings and stampings which aren visible in the pics.
correct grips would be bakelite with a reddish color and etched (i believe) fja on the inside of each panel.
Originally Posted by trip286
I've heard complaints about them, but have no hands on knowledge and can't remember what those complaints were.
ithaca production was crap throughout the war and the dept of the army required each pistol to be hand inspected and stamped accordingly so there will be extra acceptance stamps on the frame and sometimes slide. any gun that got issued by the army from ithaca however was good to go. none of the later ithaca guns were isued in non-functional condition.
ithacas are a little rough around the edges not the best finish but are great shooters