1943 Ithaca M1911A1

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Bushmaster1313, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Member

    Sep 13, 2009
    1943 Ithaca M1911A1



    Shot it for the first time last Sunday
    Five rounds at 14 yards


    Scratches are not by me
    I suspect that this gun is a post factory marriage of an Ithaca slide with a 1943 Ithaca frame.
    To me it feels like history, even more so with the High Standard barrel
    And it reminds me of those who defended the Constitution and Freedom in WWII and at other times.

    I doubt I will ever learn to shoot it as well as my most accurate handguns -- but it is certainly the most meaningful gun in my collection.
  2. Steveusmc

    Steveusmc Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I have two Colt army 1911s a 1916 and a 1914. I love to shoot them and think about who used them in the wars.
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  3. gunnut1215

    gunnut1215 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2015

    You may not be able to shoot it as well, but from that grouping, she'll get the job done, my friend. That piece looks like a treasure to be kept in the family and passed through the generations. Shoot it well and shoot it often. Lovely piece of history and a lovely piece of firepower.
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  4. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    I had a 43-44 Ithaca a few years ago. How many grooves does your mainspring housing have?
  5. Bushmaster1313

    Bushmaster1313 Member

    Sep 13, 2009
    7 which is correct for mid late 1943
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