Ithaca NID 28 Gauge Field Grade – SKEET GUN, SST, EJ, BEAVERTAIL, ORIGINAL

Ithaca NID 28 Gauge Field Grade – SKEET GUN, SST, EJ, BEAVERTAIL, ORIGINAL

Price: $9,950.00
Brand:Ithaca
Product Code:Ithaca NID 28ga sn459625
Availability:In Stock
Used SxS Shotgun For Sale - American Double

Ithaca NID 28 Gauge Field Grade Side-by-Side

SKEET GUN, SST, EJ, BEAVERTAIL, ORIGINAL

General Specs: Ithaca, Year 1934, 28 Gauge, 6lbs 1oz, SxS
Serial Number: 459625

The “New Ithaca Double” was the last rendition of side x side produced by the Ithaca Gun Co.  Replacing the prolific Flues model in 1926, produced through 1949, the NID (as it became known) was touted as Ithaca’s strongest action ever.  Relatively low production of 45,000 guns over the NID period forecasted the end of the golden years of the American side by side.  Only 295 Field Grades were produced in 28ga.  MOST ALL OF THESE WERE THE PRE-1934 VERSION WITH PLAIN JANE FEATURES.  There was a noticeable upgrade in the aesthetics and quality of the NID Field Grade in 1934, including semi fancy walnut with fluted combs, ebony inlay in the forend, nicer checkering, elimination of the cocking indicators, and some line engraving and stippling on the top of the receiver.  This gun, sn459625 made in 1934, has these nicer features, and even better, was produced as a VERY RARE SKEET GUN WITH SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER, EJECTORS, BEAVERTAIL FOREND, DOUBLE IVORY BEADS, AND SKEET-IN/SKEET-OUT CHOKES.  ALL FACTORY ORIGINAL FINISHES, EVEN THE WOOD.  Case color 75%, blue 97%, mirror bores, great stock dimensions, excellent screws, no cracks or repairs. 6lbs. and balanced on the hinge pin…AWESOME!  As most collectors of American doubles know, the 28ga is very sought after and markedly more expensive than the larger bored guns, even more desirable than the .410 because of its versatility and lethality in the field.  Remember, the 28ga. American double was only produced by Parker and Ithaca. For any serious shooter/collector, the small-bore Classic American Doubles are the pinnacle of desirability.  The Ithaca NID is an awesome gun with brilliant mechanics, super-strong receiver, and its affordable!  A Parker with these features and factory condition would cost 2.5 times as much as the Ithaca.  Ithaca NID small bore guns represent the very best value in today’s shooter/collector market with relatively low cost that will surely increase the most in value during the next 5 years.  The mechanics of this little NID 28ga. are perfect inside and out, bores are mirrors, no splits or cracks anywhere, excellent screws, barrels are tight on breech face and hinge pin with lever well right of center.  The 26” barrels are choked SK1/SK2 (.006/.014 constrictions) making it the ultimate upland bird gun as well as a fun gun to shoot pee-wee competition at the vintage side x side shoots.  What a great piece of American gun art that is just as fun to shoot today as it was 80 years ago.  Thanks for looking!   

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Barrels

Barrel Length: 26"
Chokes: .006/.014  SK1/SK2
Bores: perfect mirror​
Bore Diameter: .558 both
Wall Thickness: .023 both
% Blue: 97% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: tight
Sights: double, ivory

Action

Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, super strong, timed
Case Color: 75% factory
Screws: excellent
Engraving: line engraving excellent
Trigger Type: Miller/Ithaca single selective trigger
Trigger Guard Color: 98% factory

Stock

Type: capped pistol grip/beavertail
LOP: 13 3/4" rear trigger
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 11/16"
DAH: 2 1/4"
DAC: 1 3/8"
Cast: 0
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: factory plate

Other

There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.

 

Payment & Shipping

Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $95.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email me at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. You can also call us at #616-292-6240. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.