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Old 01-30-2019, 10:41 AM
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Hello Group, I sent my packet in on Sept. 4th,18. My number 2475 e-mail came on Nov. 26th, 18. Received CC call on 1/23/19 and picked up my pistol yesterday the 29th at the LGS. So I have a Ithaca frame and Remington Rand slide, with ser. # 859757. No rebuild marks. I have a few other 1911's, but this one is my first 1911A1 GI. So thank you very much CMP. I am a happy camper. God speed and Semper Fi. Mark Photo's coming.


1/31/19 Mr. Rode, The inspector is F.J.A. (Ithaca). Thanks again.

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Old 01-30-2019, 11:28 AM
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Hello Group, I sent my packet in on Sept. 4th,18. My number 2475 e-mail came on Nov. 26th, 18. Received CC call on 1/23/19 and picked up my pistol yesterday the 29th at the LGS. So I have a Ithaca frame and Remington Rand slide, with ser. # 859757. No rebuild marks. I have a few other 1911's, but this one is my first 1911A1 GI. So thank you very much CMP. I am a happy camper. God speed and Semper Fi. Mark Photo's coming.
SO...

You might have an ITHACA frame (receiver)...

OR...

It just might be a COLT frame (receiver)!!!

CUZ...

COLT manufactured 60,000 pistols in the ITHACA serial number range (856405-916404)!!!

Get some pitchers up & we'll see if we can figure it out!!!

SEE: http://www.coolgunsite.com/pistols/c...production.htm

IF it's an ITHACA, it might be one of the 6,200 unfinished COLT 1911 receivers (these receivers were reclaimed by the Ordnance Salvage Board after production ceased in 1919) that SPRINGFIELD ARMORY shipped to ITHACA in December, 1942!!! ITHACA completed the necessary manufacturing operations to make 'em M1911A1s!!! If it is an unfinished WWI COLT receiver, it can be easily identified by the letter "H" at the 12 o'clock position from the disconnector hole, which indicated FRANK HOSNER's provisional inspection. Many of these surplus receivers had heart shaped openings in the grip, further indicating they were of WWI production. In addition, ITHACA purchased over 7,000 new receivers from COLT from the latter half of 1942 through March, 1943, These receivers are usually found in the serial range below 870,000 (CLAWSON (3rd Edition) Page 53).

AND (if it's an ITHACA)...it was shipped from ITHACA to the AUGUSTA ORDNANCE DEPOT on May 25, 1943 (CLAWSON (3rd Edition) Page 117)!!!

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Old 01-30-2019, 05:23 PM
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Thank you Mr. Rode. My tag on the MS housing said Ithaca/Rem, but it could be a Colt. I did look at Coolgunsite which had both Colt and Ithaca numbers. I will get the photo's sent ASAP. Mark
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:40 PM
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Thank you Mr. Rode. My tag on the MS housing said Ithaca/Rem, but it could be a Colt. I did look at Coolgunsite which had both Colt and Ithaca numbers. I will get the photo's sent ASAP. Mark

Quick & EZ Check...

Receiver Marking (Left Side):

GHD...COLT 845000-2360600 (Approximate)

WB...COLT 750500-861000 (Approximate)

FJA...ITHACA...Total Production

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