Ithaca 5E Single Barrel Trap – FACTORY EXHIBITION WOOD, HIGH CONDITION, vintage firearms inc
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Category: Ithaca Single Barrel Trap Shotguns - Shotguns - Trap
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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: 115
Total Number of Listings: 3141
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 1962, 12 Gauge, 8lbs 9oz, Chokes Full, LOP 14 7/16" rear trigger, DAH 2", DAC 1 1/2"
Serial Number: 404930
The Ithaca Gun Co. produced the most iconic trap gun ever invented, the Knickerbocker or “Knick” Single Barrel Trap Gun. In production from 1922 until the last Knick was made in 1982, 5740 were produced. By 1935 the Knick had won the Grand American Handicap six times, by 1976 was responsible for over 25% of the total wins at the Grand American, and has been the most well-known single barrel trap gun in American history. If you scan the internet for Ithaca Single Barrel Trap (SBT) guns, they are fairly easy to find, and many of them will be considerably less money than this fine Ithaca SBT, sn404930 made in 1962. There are reasons for this; some are less desirable Flues Model SBT's with serial numbers under 400,000. There are many Grade 4E guns, few Grade 5E guns. The Grade 5 guns had solid gold inlays, highly figured walnut, fancier checkering, engine turned barrel flats, and fancier engraving. Most have been shot A LOT, and show much wear. Worse yet, most have been altered by the tinkerers they call "Trap Shooters" who cut stocks, add apparatuses, mess with triggers, restock them with odd ball stocks, etc. Now make no mistake, there are few shotguns, modern or vintage, that can come to the traps with the patterns and shooting characteristics, including brute strength, that has been seen in the Ithaca known as the Knick. These are shooting machines! Most of the 5E Knicks you see were engraved by Bill McGraw and have a standardized pattern. This gun was engraved by Justin Michelina who was known for much deeper chiseled scroll with shadowed backgrounds and larger, thicker, more robust gold inlays that are evident on this gun (note the 3 different colors of gold upon close inspection. See Walt Snyder’s book on page 175). The barrels are 32” full choke and retain 98% factory blue with perfect mirror bore, the receiver retains 45% factory case color, excellent screws, the mechanics are perfect including a very crisp trigger pull breaking at 4lbs. cleanly, the barrel is tight on the hinge pin and breach face…AND THE WOOD IS EXHIBITION WALNUT WITH FULL FLAME FEATHER CROTCH…STUNNING, with original factory stock dimensions. This gun has it all; untouched, unaltered since leaving the factory (with the exception of us restoring the wood finishes as the original finish had crackled as many of the Knicks were known to do). If you ever wanted to own the perfect example of a finely engraved Ithaca Knick SBT, this one is investment quality and sure to increase in value as you enjoy its use. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 32"
Chokes: .039 Full
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: 0.729
Wall Thickness: 0.045
% Blue: 98% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: tight, vent rib
Sights: double ivory mid, pink front factory
Action: tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, timed
Case Color: 45% fading
Engraving: Grade 5 very deep
Trigger Type: single, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 50% browning patina
Type: capped pistol grip/beavertail forend
LOP: 14 7/16" rear trigger
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/2"
DAC: 1 1/2"
Cast: 1/8" off
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: factory sunburst pad
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 $90.00 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.
Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge