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.
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
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.
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.