Ithaca NID Grade 2E 10 ga– 3 ½” MAGNUM; 1 OF 164 98% FACTORY, vintage firearms inc
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Category: Ithaca Shotguns - N.I.D. - Shotguns - Duck & Goose or Turkey 3 ½"
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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) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Number of Active Listings: 124
Total Number of Listings: 2674
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, check, certified funds, wire transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)
General Specs: Ithaca, Year 1941, 10 Gauge, 10 1/2lbs
Serial Number: 500921
Ithaca’s “NEW ITHACA DOUBLE” or NID, succeeded the long-running Flues Model (1909-1926) coming out in 1926 and running through 1949 when Ithaca Gun Co. discontinued American made side x side shotguns. One of the most rare and interesting NID guns was the Ithaca 10 Gauge Magnum that was a collaboration between the Winchester-Western Cartridge company and Lou Smith, one if Ithaca’s primaries. Spencer Olin of Winchester had developed a 3 ½” magnum 10ga. that would propel 2oz. of shot at high speed but could not find a gun that could handle the load. Lou Smith and his plant managers knew they could produce such a gun, and that was the beginning of this 10 1/2lb. behemoth side x side. Only Parker and Ithaca produced a side x side that could handle the 3 ½” magnum load and both are Parker and Ithaca Magnums are extremely rare. They only made 887 Magnums in all grades, with only 164 produced in this grade, the Grade 2E. This gun, sn500921 made in 1941, is super rare in numbers, but is also rare in that it RETAINS 98% VIVID FACTORY ORIGINAL CONDITION, WITH 99.9% VIVID CASE COLOR, 97% BARREL BLUE, AND 99% TRIGGER GUARD BLUE. Even the wood finish is excellent and factory original with only light field use evident, and not a crack or split anywhere. This is an amazing find! The 32” barrels have full/full chokes, tight ribs, mirror bores, are tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun. The minimum wall thickness is over 70 thousandths…a monster gun. It is a rare experience to even see one of these guns, but in this condition it is a real treasure. This is not a gun to take upland hunting, with the exception of blocking for pheasants. This is the ultimate long range waterfowler, built for pass shooting ducks, blasting geese, and would take a turkey’s head clean off at 70 yards. For those who participate in the vintage side x side events, this is the long-range competitor that will take the trophy if you do your part. The Ithaca NID is a great value in investment quality vintage American side x sides and are positioned to give the best increase of value of any of the big 5 makers of the past. Look at the highly figured wood, the fancy checkering, the gorgeous engraving…it all comes together to make a great and special gun. You will not likely see another one like this in your lifetime, so don’t miss out on this one. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 32"
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: 0.778/.778
Wall Thickness: .075/.070
% Blue: 98% factory blue
Chambers: 3 1/2" magnum
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: 99% factory
Engraving: sharp clear
Trigger: double, crisp, 99% factory charcoal blue
Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend
LOP To End Of Wood: 13"
DAH: 2 11/16"
DAC: 1 5/8"
Checkering Condition: superb
Butt Treatment: Ithaca Sunburst factory
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. 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!
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $55.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
Call to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. 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.