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Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:18 PM

I just couldn't wait the full ten days to post pics of the old double I just bought so I took the camera down to the gunshop. It's an Ithaca Flues model 12 gauge with thirty inch barrels that are choked full and modified. It was made in 1921 and it still locks up as tight as a drum. I can't wait to put my new "floosie" to work!Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image There are a few minor pits on the outside of the barrels and the case coloring is all but gone from the reciever, but the bores are bright and there are no cracks or gouges in the wood. It's seen some use but I like old doubles with a bit of character anyway.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:22 PM

haha took the camera to the gun store... Nice...Congrats on the new gun...

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:49 PM

haha took the camera to the gun store... Nice...

I was just thinking the same thing.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:12 PM

that will be fun to shoot at crows with !

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:31 PM

Very nice. I love old doubles. I use us shoot one as a kid and have always had a soft spot for them since.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 07:34 AM

Very nice! I love side by sides.. I have one in .410 and it's a great little shooter! Have fun and we look forward to the "kill pic's"

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 09:16 AM

Beautiful gun! I like those doubles. Nice area where your at. I lived in manteca for awhile and went to school for awhile in ceres.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:58 PM

that will be fun to shoot at crows with !

What do you mean "shoot AT crows"? Those ba$tards are goin down! :lol:

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:02 PM

Beautiful gun! I like those doubles. Nice area where your at. I lived in manteca for awhile and went to school for awhile in ceres.

Most of my dads side of the family went to ceres.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:18 PM

I was up in Chico after that for quite awhile. Loved it up there as much as you can for it still being california. Now I'm down here! :lol:

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 09:33 PM

What do you mean "shoot AT crows"? Those ba$tards are goin down! :good:

BOOM BOOM bird flys away . You will miss the third shot LOL

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 04:59 PM

Mabee I wont need to take four boxes of shells anymore. :doh[1]: Most of the time the third shot is just desperation but you know how I just love to let the hulls fly from my old pump gun. :doh[1]:

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 07:19 PM

Your post inspired me to drag out my Stevens 311A 20 gauge and the Winchester 24 12 guage. Haven't used either for many years. Bores still look good and both need the same minor repairs that were needed about 30 yrs ago. :doh[1]: I king of hoped they would heal themselves after this many years. :doh[1]:

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 08:28 PM

...you know how I just love to let the hulls fly from my old pump gun. :doh[1]:

Trust me, I KNOW... Learned a long time ago to always sit on the left side when I'm shooting doubles with this guy! :doh[1]:

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 12:27 PM

Who? Me? :signlol2iu: It's not my fault, that remy pump-gun is posessed! Sometimes it just likes to burn two more shells on a crow that's already falling from the first shot!

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 12:31 PM

Your post inspired me to drag out my Stevens 311A 20 gauge and the Winchester 24 12 guage.

Good to hear that you drug out the old doubles! Get 'em fixed and put them back to work! My first gun was a stevens 311A 20ga. I still have it but it gets passed down from godfather to godson so whenever my brother has a boy I'll have to give it up.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 01:20 PM

You guys are making me want to bust my Stevens 311 out too!!!

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:00 PM

You guys are making me want to bust my Stevens 311 out too!!!

Didn't know the 311 had such a following. In high school I used it for all my shotgun work. Quail, duck, trap, rabbits, stray dogs, feral cats, etc, much fun. Occassionally the ducks kept me long enough to make me late for school. :yikes[1]: Show up late and have one or two guns in the trunk. :yikes[1]: Things have changed.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 08:51 AM

Isn't that the truth about how things have changed. But then I had a gunsmithing class in high school too. Many times we had our shotguns or rifles in our vehicle to go hunting after school.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 11:34 AM

Looks like you bought it at the shop on Center street

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 11:37 AM

Up around Red Bluff, Corning area we all had long guns in racks in our pick ups. Can you see that in So. Cal.? Can you say SWAT! or busted out window?

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 05:10 PM

Looks like you bought it at the shop on Center street

Well, that's where my gun is waiting it's 10 day jail sentance. I actually bought it thru Gunbroker and had it shipped to the shop. I do buy all of my brand new guns from that shop though.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:53 PM

I try to stay away from gunbroker, I end up being the high bidder on items

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 04:06 PM

It really isn't worth buying a gun on there unless it's a gun that's not being made anymore and you just hafta' have one. Even if you get one for a decent price, by the time you pay for shipping, the ffl holders fee, and then the governments fees, you end up paying more than the gun is worth. After all was said and done I ended up paying about 100 bucks more that it was worth, but I just had to have this one. I've been fighting off the urge to buy an old humpbacked browning auto but I'm sure the urge will win the fight eventually. I guess that's just what gun addicts have to live with.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 04:34 PM

I finaly got to bring home the new baby. I found some realy light 7/8ths oz. winchester loads and some light 1 oz. reminton loads to shoot in it until I get set up for shot shell reloading. I fired it once at a passing starling and busted his ass. Good thing, I always try to kill a bird with the very first shot from a new shotgun to test its "mojo". Now that I know this gun has plenty of it, I can't wait for the second dove season!

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:41 PM

Poor, defenseless, little starling... :good: :)

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 06:24 PM

Hey Wes, I'll try to do the same with that Remington when it gets here. :good:

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:22 PM

That cannon is probably better suited to UFOs and other small aircraft! :signlol2iu:

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:53 PM

Ok, Mr. 10 Gauge... :signlol2iu:

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Posted 30 October 2007 - 02:59 PM

Hey Matt, my old Ithaca is a Flues model 20 gauge manufactured in 1913. I just happened to look up the serial number today. Mine is your's older brother.Attached File  Grandpa__s_gun.jpg   78.69KB   61 downloads




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