Ithaca Flues Model No. 1 28 GA 26.25″ SXS Double Barrel Shotgun, 1920 C&R
SOLD FOR: $1051
Make: Ithaca Gun Company
Model: “The Flues Model”
Serial Number: 326821
Year of Manufacture: 1920 (“The Ithaca Gun Company”, Snyder, P66)
Gauge: 28 Gauge, 2 3/4″ Shells
Action Type: Side by Side, Top Break, Hammerless Dual Non-Selective Trigger Shotgun with Extractor
Markings: Either side of the receiver is marked “ITHACA GUN CO. ITHACA N.Y.”. The left of the water table is marked “1 / 28” and the right of the water table is marked “326821” and “PAT’D”. The forearm bracket is marked “326821” and “1 / 28”. The left barrel flat is marked “326821”. The bottom of the barrels is marked “1”, “B”, and “4”. The receiver has floral engraving that is not original to the gun and the bottom is marked “J.E.M”.
Barrel Length: Cot to 26.25″
Choke: Full/Modified, Both are Fixed
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a brass bead, which is screwed into the solid, serrated rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two piece walnut set and are not original to the gun. The beavertail forend is checkered with a few light hardly noticeable marks. The buttstock has a checkered capped pistol grip, straight comb, and a brown ventilated recoil pad with “WHITE LINE JUNIOR” logo and serrations. The buttstock has no significant wear or damage. The recoil pad has wear around the edges, with little wear on the rear face, well-defined serrations and logo, and remains soft. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The Drop at comb is 1 1/2”, drop at heel is 2 1/2″. The LOP measures 14 1/4” and 13 3/8” & 13 5/8” and 13 3/4” from the triggers to the back of the recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Fine-Excellent overall condition as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Blued & Chrome
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bores are mostly dim with scattered light erosion and pitting.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 90% of its metal finish. There is scattered light erosion throughout the barrel with a few areas of light pitting and slightly more notable surface oxidation on the bottom of the set at the muzzle. There are light scratches scattered throughout. There is some scattered light pitting under the finish on the receiver. The screw heads are tool marked with usable slots. The markings are clear with soft edges. Overall, this shotgun is in about Good-Very Good condition as refinished. (See Mechanics)
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The gun has been modified so as not to disassemble completely. The barrels have been fixed 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: Designed by Emil Flues, the Flues Model was introduced in 1909 as Ithaca’s newest and most advanced design, yet. The new hammer and cocker design produced a faster lock-time, measured at 1/625th of a second and the frame was stronger due to a simpler lock system which required less metal to be removed and thus did not require reinforcement of the water table and standing breech. This example was produced in 1920, and is chambered for 28 gauge shells. Someone has taken the time to refinish it and add their own engraving work to it. The borders are consistent with No. 1 engraving but the rest is customized. Please see our photos and good luck!