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Old 05-05-2012, 02:57 PM
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Hello all! I am looking for a rear sight and barrel busing for a USGI 1911 WWII production. I don't think it matters but it is an Ithaca model. If anyone has one or knows where to find them pm me or post here. Thank you.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:08 PM
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It actually does matter......... since WWII Ithaca production had 2 distinct different finishes depending on serial number.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:29 PM
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What were the two finishes? I am still new to these and I am trying to put a butchered up gun back to some kind of "normal" I am sure the bushing I have is not original as it looks like it is aluminum on the outside. I think the rest of the gun is a pakarized finish but not sure it kind of has a greenish grey color to it. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:58 PM
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Early production was Du-Lite and later production was Parkerizing..... sometimes hard to tell the difference to the untrained eye.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:56 PM
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What is best teller to distiguish the two, oldcanuck?
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:54 PM
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Well all I found a bushing but still need the sights. I can use just the rear but if you have a front and rear set that will work also. The slide is the parkarized finish so I need the sights to match that. Just let me know what you have and how much. Thanks.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:59 PM
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Du-Lite blue is an actual chemical blue applied over a sandblasted surface. Parkerizing is a phosphate coating also applied after sandblasting. The two will look very similar at first glance, but Du-Lite will look blue/grey while Parkerizing is clearly grey or grey/green, or sometimes a dark charcoal.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:19 PM
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dsk Thanks for the info mine is for sure the pakerizing it has the grey/green tint to it. I recently got a rear sight from a LGS and the color was way off and it was not in the best shape so I thought I would refresh this in hopes to find one to finish off the project. Thanks again for the info I always like learning about firearms it makes me know what to look for during purchases and trades.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:07 AM
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Thank you, dsk. I knew about the park but the du-Lite I never really understood. But I do now. Appreciate it.
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