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Topic: Ithaca NID 20 ga 1926, Fair price?< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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Looking for a little advice on what is a fair price for an Ithaca 20 ga (mod (2)/full(4)) 2.5" chambers 26" barrells, overall condition is 80-85%.  Seems to be a great classic bird gun that fits me well.  Is it worth twelve hundred? I think so, but would be interested in others views.  This is a hunting gun, but seems very well made and proportioned.

Asking price is $1,200.
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I'd think that's a decent price, especially for a 20, if the condition is as described and the gun's original and solid.  I'm not that well versed in NID's or Ithacas in general, but for a 20 that sounds reasonable.  Offer 'em a grand and see what they say  :D .

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any pics?

serial number?

20's bring more $$
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Offer 'em a grand and see what they say  :D .

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Serial number is in the 433XXX range which from the Ithaca website indicates 1926.  Gun has the cocking indicators, which I have no idea why the went to the trouble to make those, but they are kind of neat I guess. Tag on the gun says IC/mod for the chokes. However, the barrels are stamped 2, 4 respectively leading me to think mod/full unless they have been opened.  Wood is all original, with the types of dings and scratches you'd expect to find in a gun of this age that had been used, firing pin holes are not egged out at all, bluing is good, bores very clean.  I'd say its a gun that has been used, but not abused in any way.  Wood as that same satin look that you see on most of the NID online.  Not glossy like its been refinised.  Bird dog is still visible on both sides, but definitely shows some wearing.
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Saw this one sell on gunbroker last week.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=274159712

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I have a 16 gauge built in 1929 that is very similar in condition to the one link posted by Birddog 307.
About 3 years ago I paid $425.


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I have a 16 gauge built in 1929 that is very similar in condition to the one link posted by Birddog 307.
About 3 years ago I paid $425.

Yeah, I hear about the $600 Sterlingworths too, but when I was looking I sure couldn't find one  :D  !


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Yeah, I hear about the $600 Sterlingworths too, but when I was looking I sure couldn't find one  :D  !

Right place right time.  :;):


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Saw this one sell on gunbroker last week.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=274159712

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I think the muzzles and possibly a cut off distracted some buyers or it would have gone for much higher.

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Saw this one sell on gunbroker last week.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=274159712

Birddog 307

I think the muzzles and possibly a cut off distracted some buyers or it would have gone for much higher.

I agree with Patriot.

For reasons unknown to me the NID just doesn't get put in the same class as the Elsie Field Grade, The Fox Sterlingworth or the VH Parker. Yet from everything I've read and the NID's I've seen it should be that way.

Like others have said, offer a grand and see what happens.


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Saw this one sell on gunbroker last week.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=274159712

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I think the muzzles and possibly a cut off distracted some buyers or it would have gone for much higher.

Muzzles are shiny but they are touching, does not look cut to me YMMV.
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Saw this one sell on gunbroker last week.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=274159712

Birddog 307

I think the muzzles and possibly a cut off distracted some buyers or it would have gone for much higher.

Muzzles are shiny but they are touching, does not look cut to me YMMV.

While not impossible, it's pretty unlikely to find an American double that came from the factory with odd number barrel length. Especially in a field grade.

The US makers went with 26, 28, 30 & 32 inch barrels.

I agree though that those barrels don't look cut, but perhaps if only an inch were cut off the barrels they might still touch?? I don't know.


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$1200 would be a price that a dealer would HOPE to get. It won't be easy to get that much for a 2.5" Ithaca. Those and Le Fevers are pretty much on the bottom of the desirability list as far as American classics go.

Also know that you will have to buy premium low pressure ammo for it at $10 a box.
http://www.rstshells.com/rst_classic_shotshells_shotshells.htm

You could reload it yourself, Ive done it for 2.5" but it's a PIA as you have to cut hulls and 20ga. has high pressure to start with. Not many powder/wad options out there for low pressure. I load for my Elsie but it's 2.75. I wouldn't try it with 2.5.

All of the classics went to 2.75" a few years after yours was built or before. Your's is one of the first NID guns and may have 2.75 chambers as they changed after Oct. of that year. Probably had barrels left over from Flues models. Barrel should be stamped, don't take anyone's word for it.

I'm no expert but I try to keep up on American classics. It's one of my passions. That's an $800 gun in my demented mind.

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$1200 would be a price that a dealer would HOPE to get. It won't be easy to get that much for a 2.5" Ithaca. Those and Le Fevers are pretty much on the bottom of the desirability list as far as American classics go.

Also know that you will have to buy premium low pressure ammo for it at $10 a box.
http://www.rstshells.com/rst_classic_shotshells_shotshells.htm

You could reload it yourself, Ive done it for 2.5" but it's a PIA as you have to cut hulls and 20ga. has high pressure to start with. Not many powder/wad options out there for low pressure. I load for my Elsie but it's 2.75. I wouldn't try it with 2.5.

All of the classics went to 2.75" a few years after yours was built or before. Your's is one of the first NID guns and may have 2.75 chambers as they changed after Oct. of that year. Probably had barrels left over from Flues models. Barrel should be stamped, don't take anyone's word for it.

I'm no expert but I try to keep up on American classics. It's one of my passions. That's an $800 gun in my demented mind.

Jim

While the Blue Book isn't the final authority, I just checked it. You're right Ozone in 80% condition the BB says $850.00.


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