Older Ithaca 20ga. Value?

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  1. glshop20

    glshop20 New Member

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    I came across an old Ithaca 20ga. SxS that has double triggers and 28" barrels, extractors only,fluid steel barrels. Not sure of model#. From what I could find according to the serial number it is probably an early model (pre- modifications and improvements)1930 or earlier. I would say it is a feild grade with modest engraving and plain wood, one barrel has a minor dent. I would say it is 30%-40% condition. Anyone have an idea of what a fair price would be. It comes up to shoulder real nice and is solid. Would make a great field gun.
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    Assuming your date of production to be correct, the shotgun is a "New Ithaca Double" the last the company ever made; but they were made in seven grades, and we've not even addressed that, yet.
    An 'A' grade gun, in mediocre condition, might bring 300 dollars; an 'F' grade gun, in excellent condition, above $15,000!
    Show me some pictures, some numbers, something tangible, and we are on the roll, without, only a guess!
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    stash247,

    I have not been able to get back to the shop and look it over more closely. I do recall the serial number being in the 360,000 range. It has 2-1/2" chambers and is a pre NID gun and probably a field grade. I would clean it up and bring it back to a better level of appearence without trying to make it look new. I plan to shoot it. The owner is asking $600.00 . I think it's a little high. Any opinion. I know it is sketchy info. I got a feeling it is going to follow me home. Thanks, Walt
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    Hi glshop20. Welcome to TFF. :)

    A serial # in the 360,000 range would make it a Flues Model made in 1921 or 1922.

    A 20 guage Flues Field Grade in 30-40% is pretty close to what he's asking.

    The Blue Book says:

    50% - $700
    40% - $600
    30% - $550
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    Thanks for the replies. I will see if I can get a little better deal on it. It is a real nice piece that needs a little TLC. Comes up to my shoulder and points very nicely. It seems like most of these older shotguns fit me better then the new ones. It will probably follow me home one of these days. (Don't tell the wife)
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    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Well, good luck. That's a fine shotgun, and in the condition it's in.....probably a good "shooter", and not a real "collectable", so a nice refinish job won't really hurt the value much.

    His price for the 30-40% finish is about right, but you might to talk him down a bit for the dent in the barrel.....worth a try! :)

    P.S.....remember that this is an early smokeless powder gun, so no "hot loads" for the old girl.....and be very careful about steel shot.
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    Thanks for the replies. The dent is not that deep and I understand that by pushing a steel ball or other polished round item equal to the bore diameter through the barrel(short of the choke)you can remove it pretty well. I may give it a try.
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