Ithaca Model 1911A1 Army – .45 ACP – US Property – MFG 1945 – Colt Slide
This is a no reserve penny auction for an Ithaca Model 1911A1 semi-automatic pistol in .45 ACP. Serial number- 2130330. This 1911A1 is in good condition. It comes with a WWII "L" stamped magazine. Please be sure to see all the photos to assess the condition of the pistol for yourself. It has been refinished and it sports a raised front, adjustable rear sight, and custom stippling on the front strap. It has a Colt slide on an Ithaca frame. The barrel is stamped "Colt .45 Auto N.M." making a National Match barrel.
The frame has a barely visible "FJA" Ordnance inspector’s mark of Col. Frank J. Atwood. Lt. Col. Frank J. Atwood was the U.S. Army Ordnance officer in charge of war production in the Rochester district of New York from 1942 to 1946 at both the Remington Rand and Ithaca factories and "P" proof mark near mag release, "UNITED STATES PROPERTY NO. 1302276" and "M 1911 A1 U.S. ARMY" on the right side. The slide is period correct but is a Colt slide.
Ithaca manufactured a total 335,466 pistols under Government contract from 1943 to 1945. The creation of legendary firearms designer John Browning, the Model 1911 was the standard-issue sidearm of the United States military starting in 1911, served through WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam War until it was replaced in 1986. Some US Special Forces still use them today. 1911s are highly sought after and this is an opportunity to own a WWII era piece of history!