Originally Posted by Steve G 1944
I have a Union Switch & Signal But the the SN is 981704 and has FJA and a P just under that on left side,on right side crossed cannons Is this just a miss match?
I am far from being an expert but your Ser#981704 is a 1943 Union Switch & Signal frame and the FJA stamp is Col. Frank J. Atwood who was the inspector for Reming/Rand, Ithaca, and Union Switch & Signal. That would be the frame. What's stamped on the slide? Got pics?? Pics would be good!
As a side note, I was doing some research on my 1943 Ithaca and discovered that my left grip is an early "Keyes" and the right grip is a Colt Type 2 grip.
Also the mag that came with it with actual 1942 bullets came from a Colt. It was marked with a "G" on the bottom of the mag. I bought a mag at the last gunshow with an "S" on the bottom of the mag which is "Ithaca". Anybody got an extra right hand early Keyes grip they want to donate.