Originally Posted by Blimp Edwards
The cd for $20 has the whole book on it?
I just threw that $2000 example out there as a curiosity. I have found some other examples that are tempting at some of the auction sites for under a grand. At that price, even if they turn out not to be a legit WWI era gun it seems like it's still an okay price for a 1911, supposing it shoots.
Pretty much, although it is a pain to find what you are looking for which is why I like the book. I would rather have the big book but it is way expensive so I am content with the small book. Its still a pretty good deal what with the CD the Clawson book and that other book which didnt come with mine.
. BTW, I got a 1943/44 Ithaca M1911A1 that is a parts gun. It has the correct frame and slide and most of the internals. The only parts on mine that are not Ithaca are the mainspring housing which has 9 ribs (I need a 7 rib) and the right grip which is a Colt. Looks almost like the Keyes grip that came with the Ithaca. With the Clawson book you can look up all those details and know what you got. Mine is in pretty good condition on the outside and the internals look new. I have a few pics in my album either on page one or two. Paid $400 for it with the Pilots shoulder holster and 1943 .45 ball ammo.