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Old 02-16-2013, 02:04 PM   #1
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I have a chance to purchase this 1911, but I'm not very familiar with older weapons. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

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Whats the asking price?

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The seller has asked that I make an offer, It's been sitting in his basement for years and neither of us know its value,

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The seller has asked that I make an offer, It's been sitting in his basement for years and neither of us know its value,
Ooooh, hard one-----------
Offer him $500 & call me if he'll take it
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It appears to be in great shape.
What's the inside look like?
Is it a shooter? (Does he shoot it?)
Can you shoot it?

Depending on the answers and your inspection you'd be safe to start off with a $500 offer.


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Checking a Used 1911 with a Purchase in Mind

http://www.coolgunsite.com/images/1911/1943ithaca/1943ithacaFK.htm

http://www.coolgunsite.com/navy/navypistols.htm

http://coolgunsite.com/pistols/1911/1944ithaca.htm

http://www.coolgunsite.com/images/1911/1945ithaca/1945ithaca.htm

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It looks like this Ithaca was built in early 1944.

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The inside looks good, I striped it in order to clean.
I'm going to the range later today.

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The inside looks good, I striped it in order to clean.
I'm going to the range later today.
Seriously offer $500 - Fair to both parties BUT it wud bring more out there advertised in the open market-
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I would love to have that. I didn't know Ithaca made a 1911. Actually I didn't know they made any pistols. My dad and I have had plenty of Ithaca rifles and shotguns. We lived down the road from Ithaca.

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nice looking. i would buy it simply because it's an Ithaca. the production numbers during WWII were equal to Colt. Remington-Rand had the highest production during the war and Union Switch & Signal and then Singer with the lowest production.

it does look to be in very good shape looking at the pictures. personally i would take a chance on it if it was me. i'd buy it even if it didn't work!

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