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Ithica Flues Trap

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by hoffman06, Jul 6, 2009.

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  1. hoffman06

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    I was wanting a little input on Ithica Flues Model single bbl trap guns. What is the quality and durability of these old classics. Yes I know they can be nearly 100 years old but will a good tight gun still hold up to shooting a few thousand rounds a year. Any info would be appreciated, thanks Carey
     
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    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    bill grill's probably the man you want to talk too.. he's on here somewhere...
     
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    That's a lot of shooting for a gun that old. Make sure you have someone in your area that will work on it and has parts. Both are a major issue. My personal opinion for what is is worth would be to buy a bt 99 you will be a lot safer. Bill
     
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    The old Ithaca historian once advised me not to shoot my Flues with modern high-pressure loads. Mine isn't a trap version, but it still might be wise to heed the advice.

    -Gary
     
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    According to Frank Conley's book on single barrel trap guns, the Flues models are safe to shoot with standard modern trap loads. (2 3/4 or 3 drams with 1 1/8 oz. shot) Standard trap loads produce substantially less pressure than the hotter game and competition loads.

    I have a 1919 Victory model Flues that I shoot quite often with 1 oz. trap loads and it works great. These guns have a lot more steel in the chamber area than most modern guns and they lockup like a vault door. The only downside would be breaking a spring or something cause parts will be hard to find.

    Phil
     
  6. hoffman06

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    Thank you guys for the input, probably will buy another Ljutic but love these old classics.
    Carey
     
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