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Pipedreamer
05-11-2012, 16:58
Picked up a shoebox full of 1911 parts yesterday and I found this inside. It appears to be a wartime Ithaca GI slide. The only markings are the flaming bomb under the firing pin retainer and the P on top in front of the rear sight. Obviously the sides have been polished, it has been reblued, and the front sight has been replaced. What is the cut out with the two screws in the left side? I can find nothing online about this and I have no idea. Am I correct in thinking it is an Ithaca? What do I have here? Thanks for any info. :dunno:

Veedubklown
05-11-2012, 17:13
Hmm. Whatever it is, it's one of em. I'm sure experts will be along, I just tagged for curiousity.

TN.Frank
05-11-2012, 17:42
I had always thought that the Flaming Bomb was the Springfield Armory proof mark. Not sure about the cut out though.

smitret
05-11-2012, 21:59
With the front sight too tall for the rear I wonder if the cutout with the screws was a place to put base for a peep or some other sight.

Good Luck

fnfalman
05-12-2012, 01:37
The front sight is typical of old timey target style. I have no idea about the cut-out and screws.

jerryd
05-12-2012, 07:59
Take it to the 1911 forum lots of experts there!

Pipedreamer
05-12-2012, 16:52
Take it to the 1911 forum lots of experts there!
Already have. They have no idea either. Here is another pic. Help!

Jason D
05-12-2012, 17:28
The milled slot on the slide was more than likely done well after the war and has nothing at all to do with it being a military issued slide. It might have been an attempt to mount a sight or optic base.


I had always thought that the Flaming Bomb was the Springfield Armory proof mark. Not sure about the cut out though.

The flaming bomb was a mark found on guns that were inspected and passed by the Ordinance Corp

fnfalman
05-13-2012, 00:14
The milled slot on the slide was more than likely done well after the war and has nothing at all to do with it being a military issued slide. It might have been an attempt to mount a sight or optic base.


I was thinking the same line, but I don't ever recall seeing any type of mounting device on old M1911s.

Jason D
05-13-2012, 16:17
I was thinking the same line, but I don't ever recall seeing any type of mounting device on old M1911s.

I don't ether.

It's a good mill job though. I guess if a person had the know how to run an endmill he could surely fabricate a mount.

MajorD
05-14-2012, 08:23
the key to old military parts is originality- which this obviously is not so it won't be worth much. the likely answer is it was cut to accept some sort of optic mount

bac1023
05-14-2012, 08:57
Interesting indeed

Mushinto
05-14-2012, 11:24
I would suggest posting in on the 1911 forum, USGI Section.

http://forums.1911forum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=30