Ithaca Grade 2E 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun
HIGH CONDITION, GORGEOUS WOOD!
General Specs: Ithaca, Year 1926, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 12oz, Side by Side
Serial Number: 429250
What a great little Ithaca 16ga. According to Walt Snyder’s book, “The Ithaca Gun Company- From the Beginning”, there were only 45,000 New Ithaca Double (NID) model guns produced from 1926 through 1949. This gun, sn429,250 built in 1926, is a RARE FIND IN THAT IT RETAINS 98% VIVID FACTORY COLOR AND 99% FACTORY BLUE. The 28" SK/LM (.006/.014) barrels with ejectors make this an upland gunners dream, in that it is visually gorgeous and still affordable to carry afield. The wood has gorgeous contrasting marble cake figure, well beyond the usual Grade 2. The wood finish had the "crackling" going on that many Ithaca guns have, so we are restoring the wood finish as this gun is being listed. Weighing just over 6 1/2lbs. and balanced nicely between the hands, she will do a great job on the sporting clays course or other clay target games as well. Examine the photos closely and you will see how amazing this find is, with perfect screws, sharp clear engraving, vivid case color, fantastic figured wood with perfect checkering and no flaws...nothing not to like. Ithaca graded double guns in smaller gauges and high condition are the very best investment guns in collectible shotguns as they are seriously undervalued in today's market. A Parker GHE (grade 2 in the Parker line up) 16ga. would sell for $10K in this condition, if you could find one. A great gun to shoot and enjoy while it increases in value.
Barrel Length: 28"*****
Bore Diameter: .670/.672*****
Wall Thickness: .033/.030*****
% Blue: 99% factory*****
Chambers: 2 3/4"*****
Action: tight, right of center*****
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed*****
Case Color: 98% factory vivid*****
Engraving: sharp clear*****
Trigger Type: double, crisp*****
Trigger Guard Color: 98% factory*****
Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend, high figure*****
LOP: 14 1/16"*****
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 7/8"*****
DAH: 2 3/4"*****
DAC: 1 9/16"*****
Checkering Condition: excellent*****
Butt Treatment: plate*****
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. 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!
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.
If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email or call us directly. Thanks! Vintage Firearms, Inc
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.