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I wasn't looking for one, and I shoulda kept off the gun sites, but it's a done deal now.

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http://www.gunbroker...?Item=303442025

It may just look like an old beat up gun to most folks here, but it's a fairly rare gun with enough following to carry a fairly hefty collectors premium. I've seen only 2 28" .410 Ithaca NID's for sale. I bought both. Both are ejector guns. Nearly all .410 Ithaca NIDs, or any other vintage American sxs (doublebarrel) maker from the early 20th century, were 26" barreled guns. The seller had priced this gun the same as most 26" extractor Ithaca .410 NID guns are selling for. A friend, Walt Snyder, that wrote the book about the Ithaca Gun Company, says they are very rare. http://www.amazon.co...aca+gun+company

In the NID model that was made between 1926 and 1948, only approx 924 were .410 of which 790 were field grade like this one. Various engraved "graded" guns were of extremely low production.

This gun was made in 1929 when Ithaca was in it's hayday. The company that carries the name today is a distant remnant of the original company after a number of closures and sales of the name.

This one is full/full choked and should make for a great hunting gun along side my other mod/cyl choked one.

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Why would you do that?

Congrats on your new purchase.

I dunno why I'd do that. I suppose my wife really doesn't need a new kitchen. :crazy:

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Stephen,

I dunno if I'm going to do much if anything to it. We'll see. The collectable value is a pretty significant part of the value. What I do to it will be based on what others may have done to it before me. Most of these old Ithacas will have stocks refinished because the original varnish has flaked off.

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you mean if you refinish the wood it may lose value? I noticed browning made the b-2000 in .410, how long you think it will take me to find one of those? have fun stephen

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Stephen,

If one of these guns that have much of their value based on collectability is in say 90% stock finish and 90% metal finish and someone refinishes it, the value would definitely drop in value. If it was done where the finishes weren't absolutely perfectly faithful to the orginal finish and the workmanship of the polishing/sanding rounded corners and any other discrepancies, yes, it would lower the value. How much is dependant on how different it is from the original. This particular gun might have been worth $10-12K if it was 100% condition, all original. As this one stands, I'm guessing some of the big dealers would ask $6-7k maybe more.

I dunno about a B2000. I know Remington 870s and 1099s (1100s always have one part broke :tease: ) are easy to find in .410. Hit the gun sites. Gunsinternational.com, Gunbroker, Gunsameraca, etc..

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An 870 should be a fine hunting .410. Take it quail or dove hunting with some 7 1/2 or 6 shot in 3" shells to gain some confidence in the killing power. I think you'll see that a centered shot of a .410 will whack a bird hard.

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A sub gauge NID..........SxS, have I ever told you how much I hate you? Lol!

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Clamp,

LOL

That's number 3 in subgauge NIDs for me...4 if you count the Italian NID copy made from spare Ithaca Classic Doubles leftover parts (1990's era). 3 of them are .410s and one 20ga

My prettiest NID is the 20ga Grade 3, single trigger, ejector I had redone because it had a broken stock.

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The seller of the new .410 just called. It's going into overnight Express today from NC. I'm just itchin to see it.

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