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Ithaca century quality

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 338reddog, May 29, 2011.

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  1. 338reddog

    338reddog Member

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    I have found a Century Trap priced at $400.00. I was wondering as to the quality and the value.The one I found is in good condition and seems tight.


    Thanks for the help in advance
    Jeff
     
  2. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes Well-Known Member

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    Jeff-Good gun, good price, good luck shoot it well.
     
  3. Hill topper

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    They were built to compete with the BT99 and are of good quality.
    Parts can be a problem as they have been out of production for a long time..

    $400.00 is a good buy for starter gun.
    It may even become a keeper.

    ed,
     
  4. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Good little gun but not good at any price if you can't find parts. I believe it was made by SKB (Japan) and they're out of business.
     
  5. Goliad

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    The SKB factory is shut down, but SKB USA claims to have plenty of spare parts. I don't know if that includes the Century Trap.
     
  6. Barry C. Roach

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    Worth a call to them.
     
  7. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    Sharps gun shop has all the parts for the older SKB's. Great price, one at our club just sold for $700.

    Ajax
     
  8. 338reddog

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    I went back and looked at the gun again,the coin finish is worn and the butt stock has been messed with. The gun seems to fit me well and seems to be well balanced. I shoot a XT and really like it, but I have been wanting a single. I think I will try and haggle on the price $350 sounds better to me.


    Jeff
     
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    Ajax have you a phone number for Sharps gun shop? Thanks.
     
  10. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    The gun sold for about that new in the 70's. You'll have a old used
    gun that tried to compete with the BT-99 - but couldn't. It never became popular.

    Forget it and save the $350 for something you'll like and be happy with.
     
  11. Hill topper

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    It would be better to look for a used BT99 .
    About the time you get to shooting it well, it will likely break down and you will be searching for parts.

    A "57 chevy" it ain't.

    ed.
     
  12. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    Sharps Ontario,Canada. 905-774-6368

    When I had my small shop, I had the oppertunity to change the springs in one of these guns. I had never given them much credit. After looking at the insides, my thoughts changed. They have a double lock system and look as strong as any. It seems they never had the "snob appeal" and never sold well.

    Ajax
     
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