Sold For: $1,375
Make: Ithaca Gun Company
Model: New Ithaca Gun (NIG), A Grade
Serial Number: 182955
Year of Manufacture: 1909 (“The Ithaca Gun Company”, Snyder, P29)
Gauge: 10 Gauge
Action Type: Side by Side, Top Break, External Hammer, Dual Trigger Shotgun with Extractor
Markings: Either side of the receiver is marked “ITHACA GUN CO. ITHACA N.Y.” below a hunting dog scene. The left of the water table is marked “A / 10” and the right of the water table is marked “182955”. The forearm bracket is marked “182 / 955” and “A”, the inside of the forend is stamped “1829 55”. The barrel lug is marked “182955”. The forend lug is marked “P”.
Barrel Length: 32″
Choke: Both Full, Both Fixed
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a brass bead, which is screwed into the solid, serrated rib.
Weight: 9 lb., 8.3 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two piece walnut set with splinter forend, pistol grip, straight comb and black hard rubber Ithaca buttplate. The stocks have some scattered nicks, scuffs and scratches, most in the buttstock. There are a few minor losses at the front edges of the wrist. There are no cracks. The checkering is well defined. The LOP measures 14” and 13 1/4” from the triggers to the back of the black hard rubber butt plate. The plate has scattered light wear with well defined checkering and lettering. The drop at comb is approximately 1 3/4″, drop at heel 2 1/2″. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Case Color & Damascus
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are semi-bright with scattered light erosion and minor pitting.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 75% of its metal finish. The barrels have generally strong damascus patterning with some scattered spots of surface oxidation and solid erosion. The receiver has generally strong case color on the top and sides with the bottom being more muted and having some surface oxidation. The gun has a few scattered light scuffs and handling marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly disfigured with useable slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrels lock up with no play to the receiver. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: An improvement on their earlier Baker model, the New Ithaca Gun, or NIG, was Ithaca’s external hammer model from 1890-1914. While hammerless shotguns were becoming more popular and their designs were maturing, the external hammer shotgun was a known quantity, familiar to many and with more intuitive operation. This NIG is chambered for 10 gauge with 32″ barrels choked full. It likely has taken its share of goose or duck over the last century, but still locks up tight. This would make a nice addition to an Ithaca collection, especially being a 10 gauge and still having much of its case color remaining. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This C&R CAN be transferred in California. All C&R firearms must be transferred through your local dealer OR at our Simi Valley location; we cannot ship directly to a C&R holder in California. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.