WWII Ithaca U.S. Model 1911-A1 M1911A1 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, 1943 C&R

Sold For: $2528

LSB#: 201215FH14

Make: Ithaca Gun Co.

Model: 1911-A1

Serial Number: 1446248

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 right of the frame is marked “UNITED STATES PROPERTY / No 1446248”, “M 1911 A1 U.S. ARMY” and behind the grip with a faint Ordnance wheel. The top of the slide is marked “P” in front of the rear sight. There is another  “P” behind the magazine release. The left of the frame has “FJA” behind and above the trigger. There are flaming bomb ordnance marks on the rear of the slide under the firing pin plate and the inside of the dust cover at the rear. The right of the trigger guard is marked “7”, the left has an Ithaca inspection mark. The barrel’s left link-lug is marked “P”, the right “F” (Flannery, limited use by Remington and Ithaca, mid-1943 to end of production).

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a short blade with a serrated, ramped rear face fixed to the slide. The rear sight is a square notch dovetailed into the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered brown plastic without reinforcement rings around the screws but with reinforcement ribs on the inside. The grips have a few scattered minor marks and some light tool marking around the grip screws. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is generally sharp. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is light gray with sharp rifling. There is some scattered stubborn fouling and minor erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 93% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges. There is light handling wear in the grip areas. There are some scattered light scuffs and scratches, including under the slide stop. There is infrequent minor discoloration from oxidation, mostly in the dust cover and trigger guard. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are generally clear, the Ordnance wheel is very faint. Overall, this pistol is in about Very Good-Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger pull is crisp. There is very minor 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: This pistol comes with a single blued 7-round magazine marked “R” on the top of the floorplate. The magazine has some operational wear, the feed lips are intact and the spr9ng is strong, in about Very Good-plus condition.

WWII Ithaca U.S. Model 1911-A1 M1911A1 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, 1943 C&R
WWII Ithaca U.S. Model 1911-A1 M1911A1 .45 ACP Semi-Auto Pistol, 1943 C&R