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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by rhymeswithorange, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. rhymeswithorange

    rhymeswithorange Member

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    A friend of mine had this at the club tonight. I know its an Ithaca, but don't know much else about it. Thanks in advance.

    Dave Eberhart


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  2. GW22

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    My money is on Mr. Bill Grill providing the answer.

    -Gary
     
  3. BILL GRILL

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    Need serial no. and picture of water table. Looks like a Flues 5e
     
  4. GBatch_25

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    No expert here, but could it be a Flues? Maybe a 5E?

    Someone here will know for sure.

    No wood, so is he selling it?

    Gene Batchelar
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  5. twoatlow8

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    Grade 6 Flues
     
  6. BILL GRILL

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    I guessed 5 because 6's are pretty rare, but could be. the water table will tell the story. Stamped 5 or 6?
     
  7. rhymeswithorange

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    That was quick, thanks. Ok, I can get the serial number and a pic of the water table. The owner's grandfather was a member of St. Charles Sportsman's Club in Elburn Illinois and it was given to him by a friend. The grandfather is going to rebuild it.
     
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    It looks like a Flues 5E from the ones I remember.
     
  9. twoatlow8

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    This is a grade 5 Knick.

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  10. CalvinMD

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    hope you can persuade them to let you photo and flaunt that purdy gun after all the restoring work is completed
     
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    Dave- you are getting good with that camera - now thats what I mean when I say I want a new gun- mike
     
  12. twoatlow8

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    This is a grade 6 double
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  13. twoatlow8

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    To GW22..... How much money do I win?
     
  14. BILL GRILL

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    Tis a grand ol gun. The first Flues were made in 1915,they were replaced with the Knicks in 1922. Ithaca advertising claims it was Annie Oakley's favorite gun and she broke 98 out of 100 on her 50th birthday. That's per Frank Conley's book, The American Single Barrel Trap Gun.

    The only Flues I've shot belonged to Bob Hawkes and if I remember right it smashed targets. I love the old ones. Bill
     
  15. BILL GRILL

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    Twoatlow8, What's the serial no. on the double? Length of barrels? That gun is a PRIZE! Vent rib and beaver tail forend. You are a lucky man. Bill
     
  16. Mapper

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    A fine example of the gunmakers art. I currently have one double and two singles of that type. They have coil spring hammers and usually real nice triggers.
     
  17. pdq

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    Compared to Parker Brothers and other high end guns from the period, the Ithaca Flues and Knicks are a screaming bargain these days. Look at the workmanship -- alll by hand -- that went into that 6E; if you were talking about a Parker it'd be mega bucks.

    Gorgeous receiver, glad to hear the gun is going to be restored.

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  18. j2jake

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    Guys, what is a "water table". Jake
     
  19. BILL GRILL

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    Jake, Flat part looking from top. Only part of reciever he didn't show us.
     
  20. twoatlow8

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    I do not own the 5 or 6 pictured the pictures came off Guns America or Gun Broker.
    The only Ithaca I own is the NID Skeet gun in Walt's book. My main interest is A.H. Fox Guns, but I like any vintage clay target gun.
     
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