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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
Active Listings: 168
Total Listings: 4858
Seller Type:FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns and accessories.
Payment Methods: 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.)
Ithaca NID 28 Gauge – BEAVERTAIL, SST, EJECTORS, RARE!, vintage firearms inc
General Specs: Ithaca, Year 1937, 28 Gauge, 6lbs 3oz, Chokes IC/LM, LOP 14 1/8", DAH 2 1/2", DAC 1 7/16"
Serial Number: 463785
The “New Ithaca Double” was the last rendition of side x side produced by the Ithaca Gun Co. Replacing the prolific Flues model in 1926 and produced through 1949, the NID (as it became known) was touted as Ithaca’s strongest action ever, second in strength and robustness only to the venerable Winchester Model 21. Only 295 Field Grades were produced in 28ga. and most of these were very plain early guns produced before 1934. There was a noticeable upgrade in the aesthetics and quality of the NID Field Grade in 1934, including semi-fancy walnut with fluted combs, an ebony inlay in the forend, nicer checkering, elimination of the cocking indicators, and some line engraving and stippling on the top of the receiver. This gun, sn463785 made in 1937, has these nicer features, and even better, it has rare and desirable factory options including beavertail forend, single selective trigger, and ejectors. Only a small handful of Ithaca NID 28ga. guns were produced with these great features. We have completely restored this little pee-wee gauge to Ithaca factory perfection. The gun is a VFI CERTIFIED GUN, having been stripped to its smallest parts, Ultrasonic cleaned to shiny metal, all parts inspected for function and viability, lubricated, and reassembled. VFI CERTIFIED GUNS have a 90-day mechanical warranty. This gun weighs 6lbs. 3oz. and balances to perfection right on the hinge pin. The bores are mirror shiny, the 26” IC/M barrels are tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun, and the action has been case colored by Tunrbull Restorations. This gun has all factory original parts. We have a Cody Firearms Museum documentation that the gun shipped as shown with all the factory extras. What a perfect small-bore doublegun for your upland pursuits or clay target games. Ithaca guns are the most undervalued of all the early American double gun makers and are the very best investment you can find. Any 28ga. with multiple factory options is a very rare and desirable shotgun. When you consider that only Parker and Ithaca made s x s guns in 28ga, if you want a vintage American side x side in that gauge your choices are binary. Check out the price of an entry level Parker 28ga. and you will see that a Parker VH 28ga. built on the OO frame (specifically for the 28ga. gun…not the same as their early guns built on the O frame designed for the 20ga. gun that made for a heavyweight 28ga. on a 20ga. frame) with no options starts at $15K and goes up from there. A Parker VHE 28ga. with a single selective trigger, ejectors, and beavertail forend would be worth over $25K! This Ithaca is a bargain! The 28ga. is fun to shoot as well, with no recoil and great patterns. Don’t miss out on this one. They never come up for sale. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 26"
Chokes: .007/.013 IC/LM (SK1/Sk2)
Bore Diameter: .554/.553
Wall Thickness: .028/.031
% Blue: 100%
Chambers: 2 7/8"
Sights: brass front
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: Ejectors, excellent
Case Color: 100% turnbull
Engraving: line engraving
Trigger Type: single select
Trigger Guard Color: 100%
Type: Capped pistol grip/Beavertail forend
LOP: 14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 7/8"
DAH: 2 1/2"
DAC: 1 7/16"
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: black plate
There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
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: Sales tax will be collected based on ship to address
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $130.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
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. We have many more sxs shotguns, o/u shotguns, rifles and handguns not yet listed, check back or email us for a preview. We are a Wilson Combat dealer! Thanks for looking!
We employ full time gunsmiths 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.
Shotgun Gauge: 28 Gauge