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Old 05-21-2019, 04:19 PM
Fuzzy Fuzzy is offline
 
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Default Property of US Army Ithaca

1911a1 shipped and is currently held for my 10 day "cooling off" period. I did get a quick look while filling out all the paperwork. Ithaca/Ithaca and the dealer asked if it was new or used .

My question: It has the normal US Property stamp above the trigger but in front of the trigger, on the frame in a smaller font is very neatly stamped "Property of the US Army". Is this common? I know - pictures, but I will not have it in my hands for another week - just couldn't wait to ask.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:27 PM
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Are you sure it does not say "M1911A1 US Army"?
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:44 PM
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I guess it will have to wait a week. It was a quick look but I don't see any stamps in that location on any pictures I've seen here.

Another customer got a better look at it than I did. He had his nose about an inch away from it for a very long time. I almost asked him to please not drool on it..

I'll see what turns up in a week and get back.
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Old 05-21-2019, 04:49 PM
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I feel better you
Have 9 more days to cool
Off!
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Old 05-22-2019, 09:27 AM
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Some of the Ithacas in the 900,000 range (IIRC) were double stamped - frame and slide. They are more collectible and valuable.
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Old 05-22-2019, 01:57 PM
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Some of the Ithacas in the 900,000 range (IIRC) were double stamped - frame and slide. They are more collectible and valuable.
You are correct except they were double stamped with "M1911A1 US Army". Not "Property of US Army."
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:22 AM
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WW2 1911s were never stamped "PROPERTY OF THE US ARMY" on the frame, they were stamped with "UNITED STATES PROPERTY"
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Old 05-23-2019, 03:11 PM
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Just got back from the DMV to complete my license renewal and got a call from my FFL that I'm on delay because they ran the check on my expired license. Oh well - what's another months delay. Now I can't wait to see it again. Will get back when the time comes.
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