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Old 02-14-2020, 03:15 PM
PMINOTTI PMINOTTI is offline
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1943 Ithaca restored.

Dear ones, I know that normally historical weapons should not be changed, but in this case in the 70s everything that should not have been done had already been done.
Here is a 1943 Ithaca s / n 1212904 from excavation, nickel plated in the 80s and converted into 7.65 Parbellum.

Is it possible to trace the initial user in the US military?

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Old 02-14-2020, 09:57 PM
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Unfortunately the original shipping destination from the factory is about the only info you're likely to find as the trail nearly always goes cold after that. Sadly that Ithaca is completely removed from being a collectible firearm, for like you said it's little more than an exhibit of the various things a person can do to ruin its originality.
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Old 02-15-2020, 09:29 AM
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Your pistol, serial number 1212904 was shipped, non sequentially, sometime between November 5, 1943 and April 18, 1944. There are more detailed shipping records that some members of this forum have accessed. Perhaps one of them will chime in.
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Well, it looks a heluva lot better now!
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