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Old 12-01-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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Just came across this in my grandfathers things, how much could this be worth?

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Old 12-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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could be lots! I don't think they go cheap. Not an expert but a reliable gun dealer should be able to let you know. Looks nice

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If it had been my grandfather's it would be priceless, to me.

I am not qualified to give you a firm value. But north of $1000 is possible.

Here is a link to a gunbroker auction, current bid is just over $500.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=378312068

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If it had been my grandfather's it would be priceless, to me. I am not qualified to give you a firm value. But north of $1000 is possible. Here is a link to a gunbroker auction, current bid is just over $500. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=378312068
Obviously would not sell it because of its sentimental value but I'm still very curious to what it could be worth. Thanks for your comment!
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Its worth a spot in your safe and a story for all who see it.

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Nothing super special, other than the sentimental value, I think.

If it's a surplus gun, I'd say it's likely been refinished, and I'd guess the value around 1K. (would be marked "property of" if it is)

If it's a commercially purchased gun, I'd say about the same value.

Overall, a nice little heirloom.

I've heard complaints about them, but have no hands on knowledge and can't remember what those complaints were.

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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.

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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
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