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i am looking for help identifying an neck Ithaca shotgun I recently inherited indigenous my dad who got it indigenous his brother-in-law who gained it from part other family member. At this point, no one in the family knows anything about the origin of this firearm. It has actually a serial number in the 250,000 range. Indigenous what I can tell by the “Models, Serial Numbers and Manufacturing dates for Ithaca Guns” pamphlet ~ above Ithaca’s website, it is one of two people a Crass and also Nig (1894-1895), Lefever Nitro one-of-a-kind (1927-1928), Flues and Nig (1914-1915), or western Arms mode (1931). Looking in ~ photos online, i cannot ascendancy out any type of of this models. Any type of identification assistance you can provide will be significantly appreciated.Thank you,--JoeyG.
Wow, you"d have to article some picture to give us other to walk by.Also, all markings, including proof markings.And walk it have actually Damascus or liquid steel barrels.
BPskeeter,Thank friend for her interest and rapid reply. I will article some photos this weekend.--JoeyG.
Some things that might aid to identify are---are the barrels damascus or steel (what walk it to speak on the barrels), what are the lengths that the chambers, what is there for engraving on the political parties of the receiver, is it a more heavier gun together the Flues models were fairly light, what is the gauge. Posting a pic would certainly really help.
thank you for your interest. I am unable to short article photos. I have actually a inquiry in through the adminstrators to resolve the issue and also will write-up the phots as soon as i can.--JoeyG.
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i do think that you have a Flues. Serial numbers complement up. If it to be a Lefever, it would certainly be marked as such.What problem are the bores in? perform you have plans to shoot it? If girlfriend do, make certain that you have the chamber length checked by a skilled gunsmith.
thank you very much! ns don"t setup on shoot a shutgun indigenous 1915. Especially with the problem of the barrels. Right currently I setup on keeping it in mine safe until I decision to offer it. It is insured <*>for a few hundred dollars. Is the the correct ballpark? I understand it is pretty banged up. Have the right to you calculation an insurance/sale value...if I discover the appropriate collector.
If the shotgun is in great shape, just due to the fact that it was made in 1915 shouldn"t keep you from shooting it. I shoot a Crass design from 1900, and also wife shooting a Stevens made before 1916. She also shoots an initial muzzleloader, circa 1850"s.But you are right concerning the value. It does watch a small rough, however restorable.
Thanks, BPskeeter.I evaluate your time and also expertise. Right now I have no plans to fire a 96-year-old shotgun. I setup on maintaining it in storage till I decide to store it or offer it. Ns will proceed to research study the household history. If the is worth keeping, ns will. By the photos, perform you have any kind of idea what it is worth? Is the worth taking it come an appraiser or sending out it to Ithaca for appraisal? thanks again,--Joey G.
Sorry around the twin post...I wasn"t certain the various other one took. Thank you because that the e-mail reply.--JoeyG.
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that is a Flues field grade model. If the is a 2 in the an initial number of your serial number, it was made in 1915. I would have this gun checked out ( through a skilled smith/person who knows double barrels)before using. From girlfriend pics, it shows up there is some significant pitting on the exterior of the barrels. If there is pitting ~ above the inside as well, I would certainly not it is in firing it. Also, how tight is the action. Also if the pistol is okay to use, do not shoot contemporary high pressure loads in it. This gun to be designed for the loads back in the day which used different powders than today. It probably has brief chambers as well. They must be measured as well as barrel wall thickness. You can buy low press vintage tons from polywad or RST. They space designed because that these old guns. Also, the structure on the Flues is susceptible to cracked if using hefty loads. One additionally has come remember the the timber is almost 100 years old. Hefty loads will most likely crack the stock in the wrist area. These firearms are vintage guns and also are fun to shoot (if safe) and should it is in treated v respect to your age. As far as value, these weapons aren"t worth that much. A pistol in the problem of yours would certainly not bring an ext than $150.00 wherein I am. In fact there is a fairly nice original Flues 12 gauge because that sale now for $300.00.