Image Lot Price Description







3536
$10,350.00

*EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ITHACA NID “7E” GRADE SHOTGUN.

SN 467662. (ca 1941) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ Bbls with matted game rib, are engraved “Ithaca Gun Co Inc” and “Ithaca, N. Y. U.S.A.” on tops. Breech ends are engraved with 1-1/2″ of interwoven olive leaves and olives with shaded backgrounds. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, grade, and chambers. Lump is stamped “PROOF TESTED” and “X226”. Bottoms of bbls are marked “BEST FLUID STEEL” and with crowned “D”s. Case hardened late NID action with automatic safety and gold-plated dbl triggers is engraved in typical “Grade 7” style, with near full coverage interwoven olive leaves and olives surrounding two-color gold inlaid game scenes on sides; pair of mallards in dark gold, drake with light gold ring around neck, take wing over marsh, with light gold bushes in foreground, on left side. On the right a pair of pheasant, one flushing, the other standing on light gold bushes in foreground, also has light gold neck ring. Bottom of action has gold inlaid heraldic eagle with white gold head over “MADE IN USA”. Trigger guard has more leaves and olives surrounding portrait of mule deer buck in gold. SN is at grip. Feather crotch figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over reddish Decelerator pad. Point pattern checkering at grip has line border and stippled central diamond. Near fully checkered splinter ejector forend with inset ebony tip has J-spring and Deeley type release. Bore diameter: left -.731, right – .732. Bore restrictions: left – .046 (extra full), right – .047 (extra full). Wall thickness: left – .031, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-9/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, as completely refurbished, most likely by factory. Bbls retain essentially all of a high quality re-black. Action retains nearly all of what appears to be orig case hardening color with some high edge wear and a bit of silvering on fences. Buttstock appears to be a 1950’s or ’60’s replacement, possibly factory, with fancy wood but atypical checkering. Pad is new. What appears to be orig forend wood, retains most of a varnish finish. Checkering is lightly worn. Bores are excellent with some leading. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. 50594-14 MGM134 (9,000-14,000) C&R – Lot 3536

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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