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Old 10-08-2017, 06:51 PM
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A freind of mines father has a 1911, serial number N013398.. can anyone tell me a bit about the pistol?
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:08 PM
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Old 10-08-2017, 11:11 PM
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It appears to be a 1918-vintage Remington UMC. Not much else I can tell you about it without seeing more pics but the grips are wrong.
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Old 12-01-2017, 03:40 PM
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Ok guys, I知 looking at a 1911 serial number 894863.. appears to be an Ithaca copy.. any idea of approximate value?? Only pic I have as of yet.. please give me all info you can...
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Old 12-01-2017, 04:25 PM
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894863 is probably an Ithaca contract gun from 1943.
It MIGHT be an Ithaca slide on a Colt receiver, there was some overlap in serial numbers. Inspector's stamps will say which.
Can't guess a dollar value with poor pictures and no more information.
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:14 PM
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The tag on the gun says it's a Colt. What is the inspector? That will determine the frame manufacturer. (GHD = Colt, FJA = Ithaca (or Remington Rand))
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:26 PM
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Thanks guys...I知 going to look at it tomorrow I値l give y誕ll more info and pics then
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:16 PM
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Uh, just curious; Your OP said it belongs to a friends father and you wanted information about it. Obviously, it is in a dealer's showcase and you're interested in purchasing it. If you wanted advice and opinions why the subterfuge?

The great folks and bonafide experts that participate on this forum are honest, open, "straight shooters". There's no need to dissemble here.
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Old 12-01-2017, 07:20 PM
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The tag on the gun says it's a Colt. What is the inspector? That will determine the frame manufacturer. (GHD = Colt, FJA = Ithaca (or Remington Rand))
Common mistake on USGI 1911s as slides have manufacturers name , but frames do not. Normally sold and registered as whatever name is on slide.
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:23 PM
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Common mistake on USGI 1911s as slides have manufacturers name , but frames do not. Normally sold and registered as whatever name is on slide.
Yep!

Walksoftly... this is the second gun the OP is asking about. Technically should have been a different thread, but it is what it is.
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:17 AM
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Sorry for the confusion guys.. yes my posts are two different guns.. the latter is the one I知 interested in purchasing at an upcoming auction.. I知 still trying to figure out this sight so I can make more correct posts.. so far, not being computer savy, i find difficult to correctly post.. please forgive my ignorance..
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:23 AM
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Sorry for the confusion guys.. yes my posts are two different guns.. the latter is the one I’m interested in purchasing at an upcoming auction.. I’m still trying to figure out this sight so I can make more correct posts.. so far, not being computer savy, i find difficult to correctly post.. please forgive my ignorance..
It's allright I think, but the only things we need are good close up pictures, just to have an idea of what we are talking about, preferably taken outside on an overcast day and without artificial flash or directed sun-light.
After that probably we can give you an idea of its originality and perhaps roughly about its value.
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:45 PM
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Yep!

Walksoftly... this is the second gun the OP is asking about. Technically should have been a different thread, but it is what it is.
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Sorry for the confusion guys.. yes my posts are two different guns.. the latter is the one I知 interested in purchasing at an upcoming auction.. I知 still trying to figure out this sight so I can make more correct posts.. so far, not being computer savy, i find difficult to correctly post.. please forgive my ignorance..
YES! Totally my bad. Sorry. I missed both content and context. I've apologized to Rickyj in a PM and tried (unsuccessfully) to delete my post. Sorry to all for my "senior moment".
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:22 PM
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The grainy pic is hard to make out, but the rear frame "ears" look like a Colt to me. Or it could be Sasquatch.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:25 PM
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Couple of more pics guys.. any idea of value? Barrel pretty shot out.. inspection stamp is WB.. other wise gun is in good shape
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:27 PM
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That is a Colt. If the slide and frame are original to each other you'll find the matching serial number on the slide underneath the firing pin stop plate. It's got some wear up front but it looks to be in very good shape otherwise. The barrel may be the original one, in which case you do not want to replace it or else you'll hurt the value. As it stands, assuming the barrel and slide are original it's about a $2500 pistol.
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