1911 A1 Ithaca help!!
I purchased this gun in 1979 from a close friend who told me he inherited it from his uncle who acquired it as surplus and had never fired it. Except for an occasional cleaning I paid little attention until I decided to sell it (still not sure I want to) but then I realized the gun was not a typical US .45. The gun is all Ithaca as slide and receiver have the Ithaca ID's (arrowhead, 7 on trigger housing, High Standard barrel, and Ithaca gun co.,inc, Ithaca,n.y.) The grips are matching Katy star 7's,. It has no military or US markings, but it does have a crudely stamped sn on receiver of 1(?)47581 and under the left grip a finely machined sn1477362I. I have heard the suggestions, "it could be a lunch pail gun", It could be a cobbled together depot gun, but these descriptions are defied by the gun...why put any ID marks on a gun stolen from purloined pieces or why take the trouble to make it all itaca with no alien parts. It does not have the "exploding bomb" proof in receiver but does have the proof "P" in front of rear sight. Pictures are attached and thanks for any input.