Ithaca Flues 12ga – GRADE 1 99% FACTORY ORIGINAL MINT CONDITION, AMAZING FIND!
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Category: Ithaca Shotguns - Shotguns - American Double
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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 954-0362
Fax: (616) 805-3668
Number of Active Listings: 118
Total Number of Listings: 1982
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: check, certified funds
Ithaca Flues 12 Gauge Side-by-Side
GRADE 1, 99% FACTORY ORIGINAL MINT CONDITION, AMAZING FIND!
General Specs: Ithaca, Year 1914, 12 Gauge, 8lbs 8oz, SxS
Serial Number: 256728
The Ithaca Flues Model was produced from 1908 until 1925 when Ithaca came out with NID Model. The Ithaca Flues was Ithaca’s most successful model, with the production of 250,000 double guns in that time period. Keep in mind that Ithaca had the hammerless models called Crass, Lewis, and Minier Models that preceded the Flues Model (each Model being named after the inventor of the action), and then the NID that succeeded it being made until about 1949, so Ithaca made hammerless guns to the tune of almost 500,000 produced. That is a lot more guns than Parker Brothers (250,000 total), or A.H. Fox (close to 200,00). If you examined the catalogs of the time you would see that Ithaca charged about the same amount, grade for grade, as the other makers, yet they outsold them by a wide margin. How did this happen? Well, it seems to me that the buying public in the Golden days of the side x side thought the Ithaca a better gun and indeed, the Ithaca Flues Model has been taking game and breaking clays for over 100 years and most are still being shot today. The Ithaca Flues Model was a delightful gun, with a super-fast lock time, reliable actions, and strong barrels. Ithaca outshined the competition when it came to wood quality and checkering patterns comparing grade to grade. This superb Ithaca Flues Grade 1 (their lowest engraved model), sn256728 made in 1914, could be the best example in existence, as it is virtually a 98% FACTORY ORIGINAL GUN IN EVERY WAY. The only alteration to the gun is that someone along the way opened the chokes to Skeet/IC, making this a very versatile gun. Normally I don’t get interested in the lower grade guns as I have opportunity to trade in “nicer stuff”, yet when I saw this gun I just had to have it. The Twist Damascus barrels are superb inside and out, with perfect bores, 45 THOUSANDTHS MINIMUM WALL THICKNESS, and 99% factory original Damascus pattern showing. They are tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun. The action retains 99% bold, vivid, factory case color and clean, sharp engraving. The wood is untouched factory original with not a chip, crack, or repair anywhere, retaining most of the factory finish and perfect, untouched checkering. Mechanically the gun is 100%. Just look at the wood to metal fit, the charcoal blue on the top lever and trigger guard, the brilliance of the case color…this is a very rare opportunity to own a very affordable example of what a new Ithaca looked like as it left the factory. You just don’t see 103 year-old, lower grade guns in this kind of condition. Best of all it has very shootable dimensions with 14 1/8” LOP and 2 5/8” drop at heel. What a great gun to take afield or to bust some clay target games. You will likely never see a better example of an Ithaca Flues Grade 1 in your lifetime. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 30"
Chokes: .002/.008 Cyl/IC
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .726/.728
Wall Thickness: .045/.045
% Blue: twist steel 99% factory
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: extractors
Case Color: 99% vivid factory
Engraving: excellent, sharp
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 98% factory
Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend
LOP: 14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 7/8"
DAH: 2 5/8"
DAC: 1 5/8"
Cast: 1/8" off
Checkering Condition: excellent factory
Butt Treatment: factory plate
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.
Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $45.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email or call us directly, at #616-292-6240. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.