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New manufacture of Ithaca Trap guns- all grades

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by g7777777, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. g7777777

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    I have seen them- but even the 30,000 dollar versions have choke tubes as displayed at the shot show

    I told the factory guy that it was odd to see one of those guns with choke tubes and no factory fixed choke options

    The Ohio operation is up and running and taking orders

    Probably better steel and much better machine work than the originals but still some hand finishing and of course engraving

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  2. BustClays

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    My guess is that the "Old ones" have broken more clay than the new ones ever will, regardless of advanced metallurgy and machining skills.
     
  3. BILL GRILL

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    If the better steel is as good as the new cars I'll keep my old one. :)
     
  4. g7777777

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    a basic link but they are far beyond this in the production cycle now- just looking at what they had on display

    We all should applaud the effort it took to get this off the ground again and save one of the oldest names in gunsmithing.

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  5. OLD ONE EYE

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    The sad part is Bill Mains was engraving the new Ithaca guns for them he sure will be missed. He also engraved some of the old trap guns.
     
  6. eightbore

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    You sure fooled me. I thought this might be the new Knick. Why don't they use the true trap forend?
     
  7. BILL GRILL

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    Nothing on their web site about a trap gun other than a pump that I could find.
     
  8. BigM-Perazzi

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    Me neither...
     
  9. flabigpapa

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    Was with Mr. Bill Mains in Ohio last year...Out from under the table came the New #5,#6 and a #7 He was Working On...Fabulous Work...Very Sad Ending to a Rebirth of a Great Gun.
    I am sure that Some will be Available Soon.
    Shoot Well..Shoot Often with Family and or Good Friends, Bart
     
  10. RickN

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    Some pictures of the new trap guns at the above site.
     
  11. BILL GRILL

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    Rick that one works. Thanks
     
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