Ithaca NID Grade 2 20 Gauge Shotgun
LOTS OF ORIGINAL CONDITION, 6LBS.!
General Specs: Ithaca, Year 1936, 20 Gauge, 6lbs, Side by Side
Serial Number: s459433
The Ithaca Gun Co. can be considered the most successful of all of the vintage American double gun companies. Why would I say that? Consider that they had 7 different models totaling over 420,000 total doubles produced. That does not count the Western Arms, Lefever Gun Co., or Single Barrel Traps. All told Ithaca was the most prolific of all makers at well over 1/2 million break action guns produced. Parker made approximately 250,000 guns. L.C. Smith was the only company to come close at 439,000 guns. During the real golden years, the Flues gun was Ithaca's model, 1, with over 220,000 sold, nearly Parker Gun's total historical production. At that time the Ithaca was priced nearly the same, grade for grade, as the other makers but outsold the other makers by at least 50% during that time. They offered more figured wood and more decorative checkering patterns than their competitors, and a gun that functioned the way they were expected to. The buying public obviously considered the Ithaca the better gun at the time. Ithaca's final rendition was considered their best and strongest model, called the New Ithaca Double, or NID as referred to today. The NID has the strongest collector interest and it was a delightful gun. This gun, snS459433 made in 1936, is in incredible condition. Many NID guns are a bit heavy for gauge and less than nimble. Some, including this 6lb. delight, were very dynamic indeed. To find a Grade 2 20ga. with over 50% case color, uncut butt stock (14 5/16" to plate), great dimensions, excellent screws, and weighing 6lbs. even and balanced perfectly between the hands is very rare. Ithaca guns are the very best investment in American vintage doubles, as they have not yet had their price spike the way Parker, and Fox did, and now L.C. Smith is having. Gorgeous to look at, dynamite in hand, and mechanically excellent, there is not a better gun out there from the big 5 American makers.
Barrel Length: 26*****
Chokes: .004/.026 Cyl/F (marked 4/4)*****
Bore Diameter: .617/.626*****
Wall Thickness: .033/.030*****
% Blue: 99% (reblue)*****
Chambers: 2 3/4"*****
Sights: double brass*****
Action: tight, way right of center*****
Ejectors or Extractors: extractors*****
Case Color: 55% factory*****
Engraving: sharp, clear*****
Trigger Type: double, crisp*****
Trigger Guard Color: 95% factory*****
Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend*****
LOP: 14 5/16"*****
LOP To End Of Wood: 14"*****
DAH: 2 9/16"*****
DAC: 1 9/16"*****
Checkering Condition: excellent factory original*****
Butt Treatment: factory plate*****
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. 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.
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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*****
Trades Accepted: No
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.