A Nurse with a Gun

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Nickel Ithaca

A great opportunity to own a beautiful Army 45 made in 1944. Gun reads Ithaca Gun Co, Inc, Ithaca, New York. The other side reads United States Property M1911 A1 U. S. Army, Ser. # 18121XX. Markings next to trigger read FJA with P on top of receiver and a P and a J and a 6 engraved separately next to trigger guard. Pistol is original POLISHED NICKEL and appears to be all original. Pictures do not do the pistol justice. Grips are in outstanding shape and overall condition of the pistol would be near excellent. Three clips and a 1911 A1 Field Manual will be included in the price. Rifling is very good to excellent. Pistol has minor wear and doesn't give the appearance of having been used very much. This is a beautiful pistol that anyone would be proud to own, use and or display.

I'm certain the pictures do not do this pistol "justice". Unfortunately, the nickel finish doesn't either. Buy It Now Price: $1350.00. I don't think so.

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Blogger GeorgeH said...

If the nickel was done well enough to pass for factory, then it can be stripped and the pistol re-parkerized almost perfectly.

6:42 PM  
Blogger Cliff_1911A1 said...

"Pistol is original POLISHED NICKEL and appears to be all original.",

The seller is looking for some sheep to fleece!!! What an idiot!!! It's a shame that a genuine Ithaca produced M1911A1 had to suffer such a fate as being nickel plated.

7:32 PM  
Anonymous JPG said...

"All original?" I just kinda doubt it. We're expected to believe that Ithaca did a one-off nickel plated version? Well, I guess it COULD have happened, for some visiting dignitary or a company higher-up. But if so, why no "suitable engraving" to commerate the presentation? And why would they put standard GI plastic stocks on it?

I think the piece would be far more plausible as a "lunch box special," smuggled out of the plant, maybe a piece at a time. And then, when the thief figured it was safe, he took it to a plating shop and had that bumper chrome job done on it.

Of course, if the seller were to produce authentic documentation from Ithaca, I'll happily eat my words.

8:09 PM  
Anonymous ROger.45 said...

Shame on the person that did the nickel plating. If they knew what an original Ithaca is selling for now they would cringe like I did when I saw this. Molon Labe.

8:26 PM  
Anonymous 1894C said...

"Three clips and a 1911 A1 Field Manual will be included in the price."

Clips? Nuff said.

10:37 AM  

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