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If I could have only one gun,that would be the one.
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fat tom said:
If I could have only one gun,that would be the one.
f.t.

I agree, and I still have the "second" one I ever owned ( traded my 1911 A-1 GI for this , in the late 60's...)



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Not too long ago, you used to be able to buy Colt Commemorative 1911 A1s - like the various WWI & WWII Commems - for much less that the regular production models. When I got this one cheap, there weren't any of the 1911 clones around - just expensive customs. Later, I acquired two of the Springfield clones, but prefer my gaudy Colt, and so, handed off the S'fields.

Here is a photo of a Colt PTO Commem. with about a dozen drop-in parts, checkered rosewood grips, and Novak Combat Sights. Colt Commemorative collectors squeal at my blasphemy, but I love it as a fine shooter! Besides, I like nickle-plated 1911s - they look really big and formitable in low light.



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here is my Series 70 GCNM, i bought when they first came out and then sent to Clark for his work, this is a keeper.
 

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dant said:
fat tom said:
If I could have only one gun,that would be the one.
f.t.

I agree, and I still have the "second" one I ever owned ( traded my 1911 A-1 GI for this , in the late 60's...)



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I have over 200 smith&Wesson's, but my heart and true love is with the COLT 1911. When my life is on the line I will go to my 1911. When I go to the range my 1911's go with me. You can call me a heretic but thats how I feel. :)
 
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Hey, what about the 1991A1's ~ can we count those :eek:

Here's my 1991A1 Compact, LRM




Here's my favorite, a Series 80 platform....



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Does Ithaca Gun Co., Inc. count? I just picked up a very nice example that completes my collection by year of manufacture for Ithacas. :mrgreen: fnovnpoa
 

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QC is here!

Welcome!

If you talk about that set of Ithacas, you'd better post a photo of 'em! These fellows will hound you until you do.

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QC you old desert rat! You got all of the war time ithacas? That's Impressive! Must've had to sell alot of that Peach Shine to fund this hunt.....

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i guess i do too. 1 series 70, 1 pre series 70(1950), 1 LW Commander, 1 colt 1911, 2 colt 1911A1s, 2 Rem Rands, 2 Ithacas, 1 US&S. i think that is all. lee
 

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lee barner said:
i guess i do too. 1 series 70, 1 pre series 70(1950), 1 LW Commander, 1 colt 1911, 2 colt 1911A1s, 2 Rem Rands, 2 Ithacas, 1 US&S. i think that is all. lee

Thats all, huh? :eek: ;)
 

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Well, okay, I don't do pictures. There were only three years that Ithaca made the 1911 - 1943, 1944 and 1945. But, and this is a big butt! ;) , there were 6 serial number blocks three of which overlapped years of production. Except for three that fell entirely within one year. So, I ended up buying a total of nine just to make sure I had one from each year of production. Probably doesn't make sense to some who aren't as anal as I am about getting things right but, that's the way it is. Okay, so I'm not as anal as I pretend. There are about 60 Ithacas out there that were assembled in December of 1942 from "borrowed & bought" parts from various sources. I discount those 'cause I'm in denial. That plus my chances of latching onto one of them is slim to none.

Whoa Nelly! Dark Cavity? I'm ROTFLMDark Cavity Off!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
 

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QC, one of my colt's is in one of the ithaca serial ranges. some mix up at springfield armory caused about 120-130,000 guns to have duplicate serial numbers. my early, first contract ithaca looks like it was michined in a first year high school machine shop class.

sorry i haven't figured out the pic thing either. i can email them to someone if they want to post them.

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Send em on up to me Lee.... I know you have my address..... I'll put 'em up for you....

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My Friend Lee has kindly sent us some photos of his fine .45's.

I'll let him narrate.

Lee here's your snapshots.... I've uploaded them in Numercial Order....



















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