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Older Ithaca fiel SXS

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Wahoo, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. Wahoo

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    Is anyone familiar with the older Ithaca-made field SXS guns? They apparently made several field models, one was called the NID (which I have heard described as New Ithaca Design) and one called the Flues model plus one or two other designs but I haven't been able to come up with any source that descibes these guns in detail These were made after the Damascus-barrel era and prior to the 1960s. If anyone knows of a source for details on these guns I would very greatly appreciate your letting me know.
     
  2. boomer

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    Sure--Walt Snyder' s book on Ithaca shotguns is the definitive work on these guns. Just google it or ask questions on doublegunshop.com.
     
  3. GW22

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    What do you want to know? The NID (New Ithaca Double) was a sturdier design than the Flues. The Flues ones were nice but not as durable. Mine, for example, is only 87 years old and it's already starting to show a little wear :)

    -Gary
     
  4. Mapper

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    Gary has it right. I have a 1919 Flues and 1906 Minier. They work. Starting with the Minier(I think) Ithaca used coil springs for the hammers. They advertised fast ignition time in the trap model ads. The bbls. were a matter of choice in some models. They made fluid steel and twist steel bbls. simultaneously.
    If the gun is in good shape, it should last a long time, for hunting. The biggest drawback is that not too many places repair them anymore.
     
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