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

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    If you need to adopt another kid, or you could just put me in your will.

    To bad he didn't have family to give that to. I would have loved something like that from my grandpa. The only thing I have from my Grandpa's military hitch is his three foot B&W unit pic.
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    That is a great buy, made extra special by knowing the history behind it. Congrats!!
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    Hope you bragged about it at the 1911 Forum they would all be pretty jelous
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    They are left in full possession of them."

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    SIXTO, you have a Singer, any pictures of it?
    What is it's serial number?
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    I don't think checkered is quite the right term,
    Correct, it is a two piece stamped trigger, knurling would be the right term.

    Fine looking Ithaca by the way, congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakotaranger View Post
    Hope you bragged about it at the 1911 Forum they would all be pretty jelous
    Yep, http://forum.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=28363

    I don't know abiut jealous, there's a guy there with 4 or 5 first run 1911s, not A1s but 11s, he's stacked, that's who you should bew hitting up for adoption

    Quote Originally Posted by OD View Post
    Correct, it is a two piece stamped trigger, knurling would be the right term.

    Fine looking Ithaca by the way, congrats.
    Thanks OD, knurling was the exact word I was looking for...

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    Wow! I had to buy a Springfield WWII copy as I couldn't afford the real thing. You have a great gun there and a wonderful story to go with it, not just the history of the weapon but meeting it's original owner and hearing it directly from him. These are two of my favorite things, guns and American history.

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    Seeing as how I only had pictures of the Ithaca in a hotel bathroom counter I figured I'd spruce some pics up a little bit, while Limatunes is the author in the family I think I have her beat as photographer




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    Pretty awesome find.

    Nice pics too.
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    Love You!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jdlv4_0 View Post
    while Limatunes is the author in the family I think I have her beat as photographer
    I will concede to this! However.... hehehe ... You can't do the editing to the pictures AFTER you take them like I can.

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    Neat photos, jdlv4_0.
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    Damn, what a buy!
    Its a shame that old timer had to get rid of it.
    Im glad it went into your hands, you know how to appreciate the history that came with it.
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