Ithaca 5E Single Barrel Trap – FACTORY EXHIBITION WOOD, HIGH CONDITION, vintage firearms inc

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Description: Ithaca, Year 1962, 12 Gauge, 8lbs 9oz, SN#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.

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***** Screws: excellent***** 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"***** DAH: 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.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Ithaca
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Yes.

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

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Item #: 981655204
SKU: 40930
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
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State: MI
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