Ithaca 1911A1

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by kenjoe45, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. kenjoe45

    kenjoe45 New Member

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    My first USGI 1911, made in 1944 and shipped to the Benicia Ordnance depot, Army Point, CA on 8/29/44.
     

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  2. Glasshartt

    Glasshartt New Member

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    Beautiful. Here's mine.
     

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  3. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Nice, if you have any trouble with it I will take it off your hands. :rolleyes:
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I have a real fondness for the Ithaca M1911A1's.

    My Dad's M1911A1 Ithaca that went from Normandy 1944 to Dachau 1945;

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  5. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Their all beautiful gentlemen... How do u all like the short triggers?
     
  6. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    Wow I love the historical significants and the beauty of these sidearms. Thank you for shearing.
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Wow I'm jealous. I want my dad's colt that he inherited from his dad, it has a serial in the 500's. Is it wrong that I wish I could get it a little early, since we don't get along?
     
  8. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Not at all, neither is a little pre-emptive ass kissing to make sure it winds up with you.

    TACK
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    didn't think of that. I'll have to consider it. But the bad blood runs deep.
     
  10. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    If it runs too deep, send me his number and I'll make friends with your pop.

    At least this way you'll know it's going to a good home.:)

    TACK
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    here is my 1944 ithaca. i wish the current 1911s ithaca offers one of em was a true 1911A1.

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    once or twice a year i take her out and run a mag or two through to keep the old war horse in shape
     
  12. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    that's cold... sooo cold
     
  13. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    The short rigger was JMB's way to increase the size of the trigger guard for those boys wearing Calvary gloves.

    Since I don't ride a horse nor wear gloves while I shoot my M1811A1, I find the short trigger not to my liking.
     
  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    At least repairing that relationship is still an option. I wish my dad was still around and holding on to his M1911A1. As it turns out there is a lot I didn't say to him that I wish I had the time now to do so.
     
  15. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    There is some good gun porn in this thread. :D
     
  16. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Yeah it's a real bummer. I wish I had a relationship with him, but it was kind of a big deal, and this is neither the time or place for it, I'm sorry I brought it up. If you would like to hear the gory details send me a PM, I don't mind sharing. In fact I wouldn't mind starting a whole new thread on the subject, and would love some advice, but this one is for enjoying these beautiful pieces of artillery :)
     
  17. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    2nd Cane,

    Lost my dad a year ago. Diagnosed stage 4 lung cancer and gone 4 weeks later...

    I glad I moved back to WA state 10 years ago. It gave me a decade of White Tail hunts with the old man and allowed him to be a part of his grandsons first hunt/kill.

    TACK
     
  18. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Okay, this has been eating at me, and most people here seem to have a good head on their shoulders, plus life experience. I'll be starting a new thread soon, maybe tomorrow as the wife is expected home any minute. Y'all can tell me what you think. I'll be posting in the clubhouse.

    OP- I'm so sorry to hijack, it was totally unintentional. beautiful piece, congratulations
     
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  19. GeauxTiger

    GeauxTiger New Member

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    Here's mine-was my grandfather's --- a Col. during WWII stationed overseas in Phillipines(Masbate-provost marshal).....Serial # shows was shipped out in Feb 1945...

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  20. EMTchad

    EMTchad New Member

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    Holy crap... How did u keep the barrel so clean