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Posted: 9/29/2004 12:55:01 AM EDT
If so, how much are they worth? My dad says one of his customers offered him one for $400.

Link Posted: 9/29/2004 12:56:00 AM EDT
Yes, they did. For production numbers and other great info go here. www.coolgunsite.com
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:02:19 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:07:32 AM EDT
yeah and if i remember right, the ithaca is one of the pricey ones. if its in good shape, i'd do it for $400.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 1:16:28 AM EDT
Other than being a genuine USGI M1911A1, the run of the mill Ithica is nothing special. They are the third most common with over 300,000 produced. Number two in production of M1911A1's is Colt with over 600,000. Number one is Remington Rand with over 800,000. Union Switch & Signal produced just over 50,000. Singer produced something like 500.

As for value, it's impossible to tell without real information about the pistol.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:24:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 2:26:44 AM EDT by operatorerror]
Unless it's a total piece of crap, it's worth at least $400.00 IMHO. The closer to mil spec (meaning all GI parts) the better. Is it an Ithaca frame? Or is it an Essex (or any aftermarket brand) frame with an Ithaca slide? Lots of info on the web. GI 1911's can be pricey depending on condition and authenticity.

Link Posted: 9/29/2004 2:58:40 AM EDT
Yep, they did. An old timer I shoot with still uses the one he bought from the CMP for $15.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:12:33 AM EDT
My dad said the guy told him that it's about 80% and that he hasn't shot it in over 20 years. My dad told him that that in it in and of it's self was a crime.....

If he doesn't get it I told him I'd be interested.

Link Posted: 9/29/2004 3:46:24 AM EDT

Damn, if either of you don't want it, I 'll take it!

The prices of USGI 1911's will continue to rise over time. It is a true piece of American history.

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