November
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Who's Online Now
8 members (canvasback, eightbore, R. Glenz, DLA, Perry M. Kissam, halifax), 107 guests, and 6 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums10
Topics36,355
Posts510,794
Members14,102
Most Online462
Aug 5th, 2016
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 3 of 3 1 2 3
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,985
Likes: 15
battle Offline OP
Sidelock
**
OP Offline
Sidelock
**

Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,985
Likes: 15
Originally Posted by Walter C. Snyder
The gun on GI is an ejector gun for what that is worth.

I still wouldn’t pay 5K premium for ejectors, with a cut up butt...

battle #592728 02/20/21 07:12 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 111
Likes: 2
Sidelock
Offline
Sidelock

Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 111
Likes: 2
So, here is another one....

https://www.gunsinternational.com/g...de-1-flues-28-gauge.cfm?gun_id=101540383



What would be a reasonable fair market value for an Ithaca Flues Grade 1 or 1 1/2?

battle #592740 02/20/21 09:11 PM
Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,985
Likes: 15
battle Offline OP
Sidelock
**
OP Offline
Sidelock
**

Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,985
Likes: 15
Looks like it was restocked.

battle #592768 02/21/21 10:15 AM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 5,644
Likes: 9
Sidelock
***
Offline
Sidelock
***

Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 5,644
Likes: 9
FWIW the last Flues era big Ithaca Gun Co. catalog, 1925, gives chamber lengths at the bottom of page 20 -- "Unless otherwise ordered Ithaca 28 Gauge and 20 Gauge guns are chambered for the standard 2 1/2 inch shell, ...."

battle #592771 02/21/21 10:22 AM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 767
Sidelock
**
Offline
Sidelock
**

Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 767
I use to have a GR2 Flues 28ga. Sold it a few years ago and then heard it was sold again and stolen/lost in transit. What a shame.
Didnt have the normal 3" of drop. Such a nice gun. Had a couple of Flues with the above style 1-1/2 engraving and never warmed up to them. Reminds me of an LC Smith.

Last edited by ithaca1; 02/21/21 10:36 AM.

Bill Johnson
battle #592790 02/21/21 12:16 PM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 5,644
Likes: 9
Sidelock
***
Offline
Sidelock
***

Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 5,644
Likes: 9
My 28-gauge No. 1 Special with 30-inch Cockerill Steel barrels was shipped May 25, 1915 to F.W. Pierce. It has 2 7/8 inch chambers, but I have no idea if it was shipped that way or lengthened later.

battle #592803 02/21/21 01:55 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,173
Likes: 12
Sidelock
***
Offline
Sidelock
***

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,173
Likes: 12
I once owned an Ithaca Flues model 2-E 20-bore with 26" barrels; it was a beautiful light weight little gun but I couldn't shoot the thing worth a dang, it was just too light. Had the same issue with a 28-bore VH Grade 00 framed Parker; it was just too light, and with both guns I became a "poke and shoot" gunner. These guns were so light I found myself just reacting and failing to remember basic shooting fundamentals. But that was 20 years ago, might appreciate that light weight now as 12-bores feel much heavier at age 70 than they did at 50.

1 member likes this: ClapperZapper
topgun #592812 02/21/21 04:16 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,481
Likes: 24
Sidelock
**
Offline
Sidelock
**

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,481
Likes: 24
You are correct , Tom.
Easy to start easy to stop.
It takes disciplined shooting to shoot an ultralight well.

topgun #592821 02/21/21 06:36 PM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 11,558
Likes: 132
Sidelock
**
Offline
Sidelock
**

Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 11,558
Likes: 132
Originally Posted by topgun
I once owned an Ithaca Flues model 2-E 20-bore with 26" barrels; it was a beautiful light weight little gun but I couldn't shoot the thing worth a dang, it was just too light. Had the same issue with a 28-bore VH Grade 00 framed Parker; it was just too light, and with both guns I became a "poke and shoot" gunner. These guns were so light I found myself just reacting and failing to remember basic shooting fundamentals. But that was 20 years ago, might appreciate that light weight now as 12-bores feel much heavier at age 70 than they did at 50.

About ten years ago I found myself having to learn to shoot ultralight .410s, to prove to my 8 year old grandson that a .410 was an effective dove gun, not just an "appeaser" for kids. What I found was that I developed an entirely different shooting style than with any of my other guns, which were a minimum of 2 lbs. heavier. I learned to mount the gun as I was swinging on the dove, and when it hit my shoulder pocket the lead was almost already right, and hit the trigger. Really more of a fluid move than I was used to on my heavier guns. The little thing only weighs 4 lbs. 14 oz., but I was able to soon get the hang of it and now even shoot some of my 28, 20 and 16 ga. dove guns with that method. It's highly effective for me with lighter guns.

[Linked Image from jpgbox.com]


"With one foot in the grave ..........and one foot on the pedal, I was born a Rebel" T.P.
Page 3 of 3 1 2 3

Link Copied to Clipboard

doublegunshop.com home | Welcome | Sponsors & Advertisers | DoubleGun Rack | Doublegun Book Rack

Order or request info | Other Useful Information

Updated every minute of everyday!


Copyright (c) 1993 - 2021 doublegunshop.com. All rights reserved. doublegunshop.com - Bloomfield, NY 14469. USA These materials are provided by doublegunshop.com as a service to its customers and may be used for informational purposes only. doublegunshop.com assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in these materials. THESE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANT-ABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. doublegunshop.com further does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these materials. doublegunshop.com shall not be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, which may result from the use of these materials. doublegunshop.com may make changes to these materials, or to the products described therein, at any time without notice. doublegunshop.com makes no commitment to update the information contained herein. This is a public un-moderated forum participate at your own risk.

Note: The posting of Copyrighted material on this forum is prohibited without prior written consent of the Copyright holder. For specifics on Copyright Law and restrictions refer to: http://www.copyright.gov/laws/ - doublegunshop.com will not monitor nor will they be held liable for copyright violations presented on the BBS which is an open and un-moderated public forum.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.0.33-0+deb9u11+hw1 Page Time: 0.042s Queries: 34 (0.019s) Memory: 0.8413 MB (Peak: 1.8990 MB) Data Comp: Off Server Time: 2021-11-28 12:35:25 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS