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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:27 pm
Hello Ithaca gun owners! I have searched trying to find something about an old Ithaca gun I have. Everything leads me to dead ends. I sincerely hope someone on this site can help me in some way. Me & my husband was a devoted gun collector, of which I have many now. My wonderful husband of 30 years passed last year 5/23/2010 due to sicknesses. He was also a proud dedicated VietNam veteran. So now I am trying to get some of the guns appraised but this Ithaca I cannot find! Please help me if you can. I would appreciate any info. I also have pics of the gun.
New Ithaca Gun, dates and #s stamped on gun is May 25 1880 June 1 1880. 17736 A12. It is a dbl barrel. On the trigger is engraved GB Weis I thank anyone who could help me!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:32 pm
Welcome to the Ithaca Owners Forum keptwoman80 !! Sorry to hear of your loss...

New Ithaca Gun ( NIG ) were introduced in 1888 and discontinued in 1915 ...

(Those dates: May 25 1880 / June 1 1880 are not the dates of manufacture)

The other numbers are:

Serial# = 17736.............. Quality/Grade = A................. Gauge = 12

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According to the book I have in front of me, a field grade 12 gauge NIG double can be valued by the system below:

NRA Grading System

GOOD......FAIR.......POOR

$295.......$175.......$100

GOOD = At least 80% finish present, good working order, could be restored.
FAIR = At least 30% finish present, gun may or may not shoot, rust and pitting prevalent.
POOR = Hardly any value except maybe to a collector...basically a wall hanger.

Smaller gauges ( 10 and 16 ....20 is extremely rare ) command a price premium over the 12.

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Hope this helps...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:56 pm
If that be true about the years why is this one got May 25 1880 & Jun 1 1880 stamped on it? Also stamped is OLD T???24087. The 17736 I suppose is the serial number and then A12. My husband always said it was a collector gun and I guess that is why he hung on to it so many years.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:22 pm
I sure am sorry to hear of your loss and hope we're able to help make sense of such a beautiful firearm!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:24 pm
I believe this to be an old gun.. just from a little bit of research i found this: http://www.pooshka.com/a.php?aid=11661#images
It looks similar to your gun keptwoman but cant tell for sure. Also thinking it is between 1888-1908 as that is when NIG (New Ithaca Gun). models were made. Ill see what else i can dig up.
So sorry to hear that about your husband.

Edit: Have you pulled the foregrip off the bottom of the barrels as that is where you will find the serial number. The other number i think is a model number or something else im not sure. I could be wrong but trying to be helpful. I cant appraise a gun myself but i can dig for info. :)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:02 pm
keptwoman80 wrote: "Also stamped is OLD T???24087."

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I have no clue what those numbers are...where are they stamped on the gun ?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:06 pm
Howdy, and welcome to the club! I have a go to page I can share ( I hope, Im on my phone) if you'd like to look up the serial number.
http://ithacagunrepair.com/IGSN/IGSN.html

You just need to spend about 5 minutes looking it over to be sure what gun you own. You just click on the tabs and It has a drop down list.

I hope you find it's a keeper!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:18 pm
Nice thats a cool link rip. I will have to remember that if i ever need something for my old flues. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:47 pm
The numbers are stamped inside where you take the gun apart. That's where 17736 A 12 and the dates are. Stock end part of gun. I took pics outside for better lighting and they turned out great but I can't seem to get them to upload to this page!?!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:29 pm
Shooter has it. Looks like he is spot on with the info he put on his first post. The A 12 threw me off as part of the serial number and since he obviously knows more about Ithaca guns than I do his appraisal is probably correct too. We would like to see those new pics though.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:56 am
According to the serial # list here on the website, your gun would have been made in 1892.

Really interesting gun. Wish that your other pictures would load, as I would love to see them.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:39 pm
For some reason I cannot get the pics to upload. it says they are invalid. Ugh!! Don't know what I'm doing wrong here!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:47 pm
keptwoman80 wrote:For some reason I cannot get the pics to upload. it says they are invalid. Ugh!! Don't know what I'm doing wrong here!


If you want, you can send the pics to my email in my sig, I'll get em up for you!
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Da_long_shot wrote:Nice thats a cool link rip. I will have to remember that if i ever need something for my old flues. :D



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