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Old 03-14-2010, 09:32 AM   #1
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I am considering investing in one of these? Are they a good investment like the parker Repro's? I understand there are early krupp steel barrels and differences in manufacturing/engraving qualities? I like the 28gauge, want DT-PG-BTF I may actualy shoot it? I see one for sale on Gun broker at reduced price from 7K down to 6K. Its one of the later made guns, does not have the krupp steel barrels. I will say the engraved birds or dogs are basic at best, not alive like 1920-s engaving. Any info about the guns,quality and values...thanks Kenny Graft SXS ohio >>>(-:
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:52 AM   #2
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May I suggest that you look carefully at one before you buy it. I have seen several, not hundreds by any means, but I believe if you compare the quality of workmanship between a Parker Repro and an Ithaca Classic Double, you will find a clear winner. I no longer own a Repro, but with the issues raised here many times, they are high quality and almost true to the original.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:16 AM   #3
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The only thing I know of the Ithaca repros is that the bbls. were of Italian manfuacture. I have a 20 ga. field (1947 vintage) , with extra frame- when Ithaca Classic Doubles were in business, I attempted to buy a set of their bbls. for it, but they could not guarantee a fit.
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You may want to read this post.

http://www.doublegunshop.com/forums/...=137957&page=1
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The Double Gun shop post, I don't know about the accuracy of many things said there. Just look at the Ithaca Classic Double carefully and compare it to the Repro.. My assumption is that the Parker Repro will grow in value, I don't know about the Ithaca.
The DG post had the usual complaints about the Parker SST used in the Repro, and those were said by a person whom I like and have had many conversations with and I still think he ought to stick with his latest fancy, the Browning A-5 Sweet Sixteens. Every Repro SST problem I have seen is from sticking and doubling after oiling, so the owner oils the trigger more to correct the problem and it gets worse and pretty soon the thing doubles with every shot. I've mentioned to owners and its been posted here to never oil a Parker SST but there are always those who never get the word and then its the gun's fault. Sheese.
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