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#1 sxshooter

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:37 AM

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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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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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:08 AM

Nice!
I love the old Ithica guns. I had a few over the years if I knew then what I know now lol.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:02 AM

Congrats. I'm trying not to look at Gunbroker anymore. Dangerous

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:04 AM

I love old Ithicas. That one looks like its gonna be fun.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:00 PM

Purdy , Purdy Purdy .

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:11 PM

I shoulda kept off the gun sites


Why would you do that?

Congrats on your new purchase.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 04:50 AM

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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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:11 AM

nice looking shot gun, keep you busy awhile pertying it up? you keep buying you going to need a bigger truck

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:54 AM

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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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:05 AM

Nice find.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:22 PM

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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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:50 PM

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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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:05 PM

I got a 870 but have not tried to hunt with it yet, some times 12 guage is too easy!

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 04:34 PM

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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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:34 PM

A sub gauge NID..........SxS, have I ever told you how much I hate you? Lol!
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:21 AM

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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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:12 PM

That's a beauty.

I have a nice little SKB Ithaca 20ga SxS. Probably my favorite quail gun.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:54 PM

Very nice :)

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:58 AM

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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