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Ithaca --- 1911A1 Pre-production Prototype --- .45ACP
Ithaca --- 1911A1 Pre-production Prototype --- .45ACP. 5" barrel. Parkerized. Left side of slide stamped ITHACA GUN CO., INC / ITHACA, N.Y. No marking on right side of slide. Right side of the frame marked UNITED STATES PROPERTY with No. underneath, but with no serial number present. Instead, serial number "4X" hand-stamped, upside down, ahead of the slide stop pin. M 1911 A1 U.S. ARMY stamped further forward on the frame than standard position. All markings applied prior to Parkerizing. Faint concentric-circle stamped magazine-release button. Serrated plunger tube tip. Checkered trigger and hammer; serrated thumb safety and slide stop. Large-radius Ithaca-slide ejection port. All-blue barrel with P on left side of lug; F on right. No other assembly or inspectors marks whatsoever. Un-numbered slide with bushed firing-pin hole. All-blue unmarked magazine with "MS" scratched into the left side. Lanyard loop mainspring housing. Checkered brown Keyes Fiber plastic grips. S/N X4, with the 4 stamped upside down. Mfd 1943(?). 95% parkerized. Excellent bore. Allegedly belonging to Silver star recipient, Brig Gen Maxwell C. Snyder, with xerox of signed photo.