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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: 104
Total Listings: 3266
Seller Type:FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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 Grade 2 Flues 16 Gauge SxS STUNNING 98% FACTORY CONDITION!
Ithaca Grade 2 Flues 16 Gauge Side-by-Side
STUNNING 98% FACTORY CONDITION!
General Specs: Ithaca, Year 1917, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 5oz, SxS
Serial Number: 274592
Ithaca made over 250,000 Flues model guns, the most prolific of all of their various models of side by side guns created over the years. Many collectors of Ithaca guns gravitate toward the NID model that followed the Flues. My findings are that the Flues gun is often more desirable in the way of handling characteristics, weight, and balance than the NID, and they have always been reliable, solid little guns. They had nicer wood and checkering than other makers in the same price range, and hundreds of thousands are still in use today. This gun, sn274592 built in 1917, IS A VERY DIFFERENT GUN THAN THE AVERAGE FLUES GUN YOU WILL SEE FOR SALE. First, the barrels, trigger guard, forend iron, receiver, and wood all have lots of original factory finishes remaining, with nice 97% vivid case colors. These little guns are most often found with little finish remaining, used hard over the years. Even the wood and checkering are at 98% and factory original. Second, it has noticeably finer engraving than any Grade 2 Flues I have seen, with a different leaf pattern and more detailed birds. A nice lightweight (6lbs. 5oz.) little 16 gauge that has been well cared for and will make a fine upland and clays gun and increase in value as you enjoy its use. It is no secret that finding HIGH CONDITION FACTORY ORIGINAL GUNS IS GETTING HARDER EACH DAY and that there will always be a strong demand from shooters and collectors alike for guns that stand out like this one. This is good of an example as you will find and with its 28" Krupp Steel barrels choked IC/M and good shooting dimensions it will be an awesome gun to carry afield and shoot some clays this fall. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 28"
Chokes: .006/.019 IC/M
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .655/.654
Wall Thickness: .028/.033
% Blue: 99% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: extractors
Case Color: 97% vivid factory
Engraving: sharp, crisp, a bit different
Trigger Type: double
Trigger Guard Color: 93% factory
Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend
LOP: 14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 3/4"
DAH: 2 5/8"
DAC: 1 5/8
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! Jay Shachter, 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.