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ferd
03-10-2011, 21:34
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:

oily_oink
03-11-2011, 02:28
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:

I'd love to see a pic of it! :wavey:

bac1023
03-11-2011, 05:05
:needspics:

Nickpisp
03-11-2011, 05:08
:needspics:

:needspics:

thecableguy
03-11-2011, 06:09
:needspics:

:needspics:
Yeah what they said.

Gunshine
03-11-2011, 08:31
Ummmm.....not sure but I think they want pictures.

MajorD
03-11-2011, 08:51
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

ferd
03-11-2011, 11:07
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.

ferd
03-11-2011, 11:16
Here, (I hope)

ferd
03-11-2011, 11:16
Dang, I am not too good at this, sorry.

Nickpisp
03-11-2011, 13:32
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/Nickpisp/Kyle_Moar.jpg

ferd
03-11-2011, 21:11
Okey Dokey!!

MajorD
03-12-2011, 09:45
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?

Gator Monroe
03-12-2011, 09:52
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)

ferd
03-12-2011, 22:26
Yes, the frame is still marked "United States property", in all capital letters. I will take more pics tomorrow.:supergrin:

ferd
03-13-2011, 17:56
Mooaar pics

FLIPPER 348
03-13-2011, 18:36
I ran a few mags through the 'warhorses' out in the desert today

FLIPPER 348
03-13-2011, 18:37
and the senior citizen

ferd
03-13-2011, 19:15
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:

ferd
03-13-2011, 19:20
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: