At the risk of allowing Mr. Good to assume an aura of respectability, I will relate the story of my Ithaca NID.
After thoroughly ringing the barrels of an Ithaca NID I found at the local gunshop; I offered the dealer a little less than asking price for the field grade 12 ga. He greedily accepted my check, and I left; the proud owner of my new-old double.
My 28 yr. old fell in love with the old girl, and wanted to try her out at the local trap range. Having a quantity of new Federal Gold Medal Papers on hand I consented. Away we went for a night shoot. To my mouth-dropping amazement, my son proceeded to break, in succeeding rounds; 23,25,24 targets with that 84 year-old shotgun. The regulars at the club were suitably impressed.
We shot trap with that NID three Tuesday nights running. While cleaning the guns after the third evening, we were shocked to discover the barrels coming loose from the ribs!!! They were detached for about 18 inches. It appeared very little solder was used when they were manufactured. We couldn't believe we didn't hear them rattle while on the line; as they rattled loudly when "rung" at home.....
Sent the gun out to Gunther Pfrommer, who did his usual fine repair job. When we got the gun back from Gunther, the barrels rang like a carillion. But we couldn't trust the old girl. So she went down the road to an old gentleman who will hunt her little, and care for her lots....... Yes we disclosed the barrel repair before accepting his money.
Now we are in the market for a bulletproof side-by-side. Maybe a Winchester 21? Browning BSS? The son likes his trap gun barrels horizontal...... Grant.