A true combat pistol and new addition to family, a 1911A1 story.

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    That is one fine looking 1911. That kind of deal never, ever comes my way, but I'm glad it happens to some. Congratulations on owning a piece of history.
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    so sweet ! such a fine piece of history !!! At least try to teach it to talk, I'm sure it has several stories hidden deep within .... congrats !!!
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    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

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    New info

    I've been hitting the net hard corps for info and found the following info.

    Shipping info
    September 9, 1944 1872588-1877587 5,000 Transportation Officer - Augusta Ordnance Depot - Augusta, GA

    And it has the original mag, or a mag of correct vintage with the appropriate markings.

    I've been wanting a vintage 1911/1911A1 for years, I'm glad that I was in the right place at the right time.

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    Augusta is Ft. Gordon. That verifies the part about him being in avaition.
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    Sweeeet! Great catch! And you made the old guy feel better about it than the dealer would have. Good job.

    Now it's time to play.......Maybe a beavertail, magwell, ambi safety, and videcki..................NOT!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by p8riot View Post
    Sweeeet! Great catch! And you made the old guy feel better about it than the dealer would have. Good job.

    Now it's time to play.......Maybe a beavertail, magwell, ambi safety, and videcki..................NOT!!!!!!!!!

    That is soooo not funny, well actually it is.

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    Looks like a great gun! And of course, having the story to go with it makes it even better.

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    Congrats on your new Old Slabsides.

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    Thumbs up

    Great story, and congratulations! It makes you wonder just how many similar treasures are in attics and closets and the basements of these aging WWII vets.
    "I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team American View Post
    Great story, and congratulations! It makes you wonder just how many similar treasures are in attics and closets and the basements of these aging WWII vets.

    I don't know, and Lima will kill me if I find any more

    Well that's only if I don't share my toys...

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    Good find, take good care of her...
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    What a great find. You might even make CLASS3NH jealous! Of course he'll just find a case of 'em somewhere......

    Getting a letter from the original owner will be a huge bonus. Just to help verify a real piece of history not to mention future value.
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    Off topic...

    my apologies for the confusion
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    Off topic...


    Thank's Scott...
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    Congratulations!

    That's a true collector's item. Fantastic price!

    FWIW, your Ithaca was manufactured in 1944. The "FJA" Inspector's stamp stands for Frank J. Atwood.

    Here's a great site for the M1911 & 1911A1 pistols:

    http://www.sightm1911.com/index.htm


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    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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