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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: 133
Total Listings: 3933
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 3E 12 Gauge – NID, 6 3/4lb. UPLAND GUN, EJECTORS, vintage firearms inc
General Specs: Ithaca, Year 1927, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 13oz, Chokes IC/M, LOP 14", DAH 2 15/16", DAC 1 5/8"
Serial Number: 441472
Ithaca Gun Company's last model of double shotgun was the "NEW ITHACA DOUBLE", or NID model. Built from 1926 to 1949, only 45,000 were produced in all gauges and grades, with a majority being Field grade 12ga. guns. Ithaca high grade guns are special amongst the American double guns, as they are superb mechanically, equal to other makers in quality, had wood far more figured, grade for grade, than their competitors, and checkering patterns that simply overshadowed the next best maker. The NID action is brutish in strength, second only to Winchester’s Model 21, and graded guns are nicely engraved with game scenes and scroll. This Ithaca Grade 3E, sn441472 built in 1927, is a superb example of a 95-year-old vintage American side x side that is ready for another century of use. This gun is an unusual example, as most of the Ithaca NID guns built during this time period were heavy guns for competition or waterfowl…few were made as “brush guns” specifically light in weight, with 26” Krupp Steel barrels, and IC/M chokes. It is very rare to find any American 12-gauge shotgun weighing in at under 7lbs., let alone the light weight of this gun at 6lbs. 13oz! This is a quick gun, carefully crafted to balance 1/8” ahead of the hinge pin for dynamic handling characteristics that can only be attained by the hand-finishing methods of days gone by. The gun is mechanically excellent, with well-timed ejectors, crisp triggers, excellent screws properly clocked along the axis of the gun, the barrels tight as new on the hinge pin and breech face with the top lever still right of center. The well-figured wood is solid, with no cracks, sharp checkering, and a very nice hand-rubbed oil finish. If you look closely at the checkering, you will note it is fine 24 line per inch and the ebony forend tip tops it all off in a very nice fashion. The bores are excellent and mirror shiny, with no dents. The barrels have been expertly rust-blued to new during our clean up of the gun making it ready for your use. The best thing about Ithaca NID guns besides their strong mechanics is they are still affordable. You can buy this game scene engraved gun with fancy wood and checkering for less than a plain-jane Parker VHE and have a nicer gun for the money. What a great American example of the gunmaker’s art for you to take to the field next season, and to break clays with between now and then. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 26"
Chokes: .012/ .020 Improved Cylinder/Modified
Bore Diameter: .734/ .733
Wall Thickness: .024/ .023
% Blue: 100% rust blue
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Sights: front gold bead
Action: tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: Ejectors, timed
Receiver Condition: traces; mostly pleasing soft silver
Engraving: clear; sharp
Trigger Type: double, Crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 97%
Type: capped pistol grip/ splinter forend
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/16"
DAH: 2 15/16"
DAC: 1 5/8"
Checkering Condition: fine checkering
Butt Treatment: rubber- Noshoc
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 reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in AR, IL, KS, MI, PA, TN
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $90.00 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: 12 Gauge