Sold For: $2,275.01
Make: Ithaca Gun Co.
Serial Number: 912974
Year of Manufacture: 1943 (Pg. 394 of Clawson’s “Colt .45 Service Pistols”)
Caliber: .45 A.C.P.
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “ITHACA GUN CO., INC. / ITHACA, N.Y.”. The left of the frame below the magazine release and the top of the slide in front of the rear sight are marked with a “P” acceptance proof. The left side of the frame above the magazine release is marked “FJA” (Frank J. Atwood Lt. Col., Sub-Inspector for Ithaca, Remington Rand and Union Switch), found again on the right stamped over an Ordnance mark. The right side of the frame is also marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY / NO. 912974”, “M1911 A1 U.S. ARMY”. The rear face of the slide under the firing pin plate is marked with a small flaming bomb Ordnance mark. The left link-lug of the barrel is marked “P”, the right “HS”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a short blade fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a square notch dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered brown plastic with reinforcement rings around the screws and reinforcement ribs on the inside. The grips have light handling wear with some scattered minor nicks, scuffs, scratches, and tool marks in the reinforcement rings. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is well defined. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good-plus condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is light gray with well defined, nearly sharp rifling. There is light erosion scattered through the bore.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 87% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges. There is handling wear in the grip areas. The action shows operational wear. There are scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches, most notable in the top-rear and right flat of the slide. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are generally clear, some inspection marks are worn or poorly struck. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger pull is crisp. There is light play between the slide and frame. This pistol has manual and grip safeties. We have not fired this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None. Please note, this pistol does not come with a magazine.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R Pistol CAN be sold as a dealer sale in California and CAN be transferred as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) as our Simi Valley location. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.