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Just went out and shot my Colithaca- -

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ferd, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Been in the family for years, a rearsenaled WW2 1911a1 that had a 1911 Colt frame fit to an Ithaca 1911a1 slide. The pistol had the large hammer and long 1911 trigger, and no finger cutouts on the frame. The serial number on the frame dates the frame to 1918. It also has a High Standard barrel. I tried to shoot it the other day, but the huge hammer pinched the heck out of me. I fit a Colt 1911a1 hammer to it and took it out today. I was very happy with it's function and accuracy. Once the weather calms down I am going to put it on paper. I really don't mind shooting it a little, as it is not really a collectable other than the fact that it is a pretty strange 1911, my good old Colithaca.:supergrin:
  2. oily_oink

    oily_oink ###########

    Jun 23, 2006
    Metro. Detroit
    I'd love to see a pic of it! :wavey:

  3. Nickpisp


    Oct 12, 2010
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011
  4. Yeah what they said.
  5. Gunshine


    Jan 3, 2011
    Ummmm.....not sure but I think they want pictures.
  6. MajorD


    Aug 16, 2010
    any usgi gun that hasn't been molested- refinish after market parts-is still a collectible- mixmaster 1911's go for anywhere from 700-1200 these days. This is providing someone did not grind the U.S. Property mark off the frame which is rather common with 1911 frames for some reason. After WW2 the gov rebuilt large numbers of 1911 and a1's pistols using whatever parts would fit and function. this is why you see lots of olde 1911 framesd with a1 slides. Does the gun have a rebuild mark on it? usually a small AA mark on the frame near the slide stop
  7. Some how I should have know that you guys would want a picture. Let me see what I can do. So far as i know, it has never been molested by anybody but me installing a hammer. There is no AA mark, but above the mag release button there is a very small S/A, with what looks like an A above that.
  8. Here, (I hope)

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  9. Dang, I am not too good at this, sorry.
  10. Okey Dokey!!

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  11. MajorD


    Aug 16, 2010
    not enough detail in the pictures to see any markings- need pistol layed out flat and with less flash to get a beter idea. I think the small mark on the left of frame above trigger guard is probably an eagle gov acceptance stamp from the 1918 era. Is the FRAME U.S. property marked still?
  12. Gator Monroe

    Gator Monroe

    Jan 30, 2011
    Oak Run Ca.
    My Ithacol (Colt Slide /Ithaca Frame) is a WW2 "Bringback" also (Old Timers Truck Gun for 35 years befor I got it) and I think these "War Trophy" Mixmaster 1911A1s are some of the most desirable of the breed in some cases (Especially with family history)
  13. Yes, the frame is still marked "United States property", in all capital letters. I will take more pics tomorrow.:supergrin:
  14. Mooaar pics

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  15. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    Bend Oregon
    I ran a few mags through the 'warhorses' out in the desert today
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011
  16. Thanks. I needed that. A very polite way of saying that my pictures suck. Therefore I dug out my Canon digital and took a friggin' picture that I should have taken at the beginning. My humble apologies.:tongueout:

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  17. Ever had a pistol that has always functioned perfectly for years and that you can instinctively shoot well? Here is mine, and I actually have it on my CCW permit.:supergrin:

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