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Ithaca NID 410 Grade 1, nice find, I think?
Unread 07-02-2019, 06:56 PM   #1
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Default Ithaca NID 410 Grade 1, nice find, I think?

Ithaca NID 410 Grade 1, nice find, I think ?
I been told only 64 Grade 1ís were ever made ?
Circa 1926, still all original. It does have a center bead and has been on there for a long time. Itís very aged. Not sure if it original or not ?
May be a collector gun ? All original, no sign of any restoration.
I like the Grade 1 engraving better than the 2 or 3, any comments?
Reminds me a little of the LC Ideal Grade engraving ?
Standard double trigger extractor gun. Choke 4&4 26Ē tubes, very nice trigger pulls, Iíd say 3-1/2 & 4.
Called Ithaca and the said there are no more records available.
Anyone know where to find any records on them besides manufacturing date ?
Who in the country is and expert on the Ithaca NIDís?
Any help would be appreciated.
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Very nice looking gun, and I agree about the engraving. I assume you have Snyder's book. He's the best authority I know of for Ithaca double shotguns.
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Brian at firetower doubles. Great guy.
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The Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, WY I believe has all of the known Ithaca records. Walt sent them what he had.





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The records are not available yet.
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It’s high time they were. The BB Museum has had the records for over three years according to Walt.

The records should have been sent to Bob Beach.



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Bob Beach did a superb job at G&H as their in house historian. He told me late
last year he was retiring. That’s a nice Grade 1 NID 410 indicator gun. It’s, more then likely, a pre-1930 gun. I collected small bore NID’s for many years and this one, from the limited views, appears to be excellent and original.
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Walt Snyder posts on the doublegun forum and might be able to provide you with a little more info on your NID.
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Either Walt Snyder or Brian Hunt of Fire Tower Doubles as Reggie suggested. Both are very nice gentlemen and they are very approachable. If it were me I would start with Brian, I only say that as Walt is trying to enjoy what they have deemed the Golden Years and he has turned the records over to Cody as I believe Dean alluded to. Really nice gun BTW.
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Really nice gun...i picked up an S grade 28 bore at the Southern in similar condition. Enjoy!
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