Ithaca NID Grade 5E 20 Gauge – RARE! 1 of 20 MADE, 98% CONDITION, vintage firearms inc
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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: 137
Total Number of Listings: 2647
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 1926, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 3oz, Chokes F/F, LOP 13 3/4", DAH 2 7/8", DAC 1 5/8"
Serial Number: 435837
The Ithaca NID (New Ithaca Double) was the last version of side by side shotgun produced by Ithaca between 1926 (the end of the Flues Model) and 1949 when all Ithaca double guns were discontinued. The NID action was, by design, the strongest action of all the double gun makers, second in strength only to the latecomer from Winchester, the Model 21. The action had less steel cut out for the working parts, and the rotary bolt was robust and positive. Ithaca Gun Co. gave you more for your money per grade than all the other double gun makers, ie fancier wood figure and checkering patterns, and gorgeous engraving. Fit and finish on the Ithaca NID left nothing to be desired. Walt Snyder wrote the definitive book on Ithaca guns, “Ithaca Gun Company, From the Beginning”, where he notes that the total production for the Ithaca NID Grade 5 guns was 155 guns, most of them being 12ga. When Walt was the keeper of the Ithaca records (Walt retired a few years or so ago) he provided a factory letter for a different Ithaca NID Grade 5E 20ga. that I had at the time and he noted that there were likely only 15-20 Grade 5E 20ga. guns ever produced…A RARE GUN INDEED. This particular gun, sn435837 produced in 1926, is RARER YET, AS IT IS A 98% FACTORY ORIGINAL GUN IN UNTOUCHED CONDITION, ONE OF THE BEST ON THE PLANET. The stock is gorgeous 3X American feather-crotch walnut, the checkering is like new with elaborate ribbons and flor-de-lis carvings, with a perfect finish and no cracks or repairs. The l forend has the ebony inlay at the forend tip, again with perfect finish and factory checkering. ALL OF THE FINISHES ARE FACTORY ORIGINAL, WITH 99% BLUE, 95% CASE COLOR, 99% CHARCOAL BLUE ON THE TRIGGER GUARD, AND ALL THE ORIGINAL FINISH ON THE WOOD. The barrel flats and breech face still have the factory jeweling. The action is beautifully engraved with a vine and foliate pattern with stippled background shading, a silver inlaid woodcock on the right, a proud eagle on the bottom, and a silver inlaid pheasant on the left. The screws are all excellent and the mechanics are perfect. The best thing about this high-grade Ithaca is that there is just enough honest wear on the gun that you will not feel out of place shooting the gun at clays or upland game. The gun is one of the great finds in American side x side shotguns with extreme rarity, very useful features, spectacular aesthetics, and a mechanically stout gun that can continue to deliver top performance for decades and generations to come. This gun had an Ithaca Sunburst pad on it when we got the gun, which did not come into use until 1930 or thereabouts. We put an Ithaca NID buttplate on the gun. The LOP with the Sunburst pad is 14 5/8”, so if you want a longer LOP we can install a pad for you and we can also bend the stock to your dimensions if needed. This is the perfect example of an investment quality shotgun that has it all that can be used and enjoyed while increasing in value. This is a rare opportunity. Don’t hesitate or she will be gone. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 28"
Chokes: .025/.026 F/F
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .620/.620
Wall Thickness: .034/.036
% Blue: 99% factory
Chambers: 2 1/2"
Sights: double, ivory
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: 95% fading factory
Engraving: sharp, clear, silver birds
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 99% factory
Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend
LOP: 13 3/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 5/8"
DAH: 2 7/8"
DAC: 1 5/8"
Checkering Condition: superb; flor de lis
Butt Treatment: factory plate
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 $140.00 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.