Auction alert: Odd Ithaca…16 gauge B-grade hammergun…

ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION

When I think of Ithaca, the shotguns that come to mind are SxSs like the Flues, NIDs, and the Magnum 10s, as well as the company’s fantastic Model 37 pump (in 16 gauge, of course).

The last shotgun I think of the one you see here: a  boxlock-style hammergun in 16 gauge with damascus barrels. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the online auctions ends on 2/14/2015 @ 6:49:38 PM ET.

Ithaca made hammerguns from about 1886-1913. It made a lot of them, too — around 46,00 in all. These shotguns went through a number of refinements over their 27-year run, and the model you see here is the Ithaca hammergun in its final stage. As you can see, it’s sort of a boxlock with external hammers – an odd but effective design. Ithaca made hammerguns in a number of grades. This is a B – a low-mid grade -and it appears to be in excellent original condition. I love the crisp finish on the wood and those long damascus barrels.

ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION

ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION: 30 INCH DAMASCUS BBLS WITH EXCELLENT BORES WITH FULL AND FULL CHOKES. LOP IS 14 AND DAH IS 2-1/2 INCHES. WITH 2-1/2 INCH CHAMBERS.WEIGHT IS 6 LBS 10 OZS. GREAT WOOD WITH FEW HANDLING MARKS AND NICE PATINA ON THE BBLS. GUN IN UNTOUCHED ORIGINAL CONDITION. SHE WAS BUILT IN 1912.

 

ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION
ITHACA 16 GA B-GRADE SxS HAMMER GUN IN GREAT CONDITION

Auction alert: a 12 gauge A.H. Fox BE SxS shotgun…

A. H. Fox Grade BE, 12 ga. side by side shotgun
A. H. Fox Grade BE, 12 ga. side by side shotgun

Here’s another nice American SxS you don’t want to miss. This one is an A.H. Fox BE. It’s on Gunrunner.com now and the online auction ends tomorrow, 02/13/15, @ 19:20:00 EST. This B-grade features Fox’s earlier engraving pattern. Later Bs look more like this one here.

A. H. Fox Grade BE, 12 ga. side by side shotgun: Serial #12537, mfg. 1909 in Philadelphia, PA. Very good condition! Very desirable Ashley H. Fox double with 30″ solid rib Krupp steel barrels! Bright bores. Tight lock-up. A real gentleman’s gun with double triggers and ejectors (they work great and flung the empties across the room!). 90% blue on the barrels with some fading and light field marks. All matching iron. Stock is very nice with great waves and burl. Hard buttplate. Receiver is gray with only a little faded case-color in protected areas and top of frame. Nicely engraved with quail and snipe on either side of the receiver and light scroll. Marked “Krupp Fluid Steel” on barrel top with “A.H. Fox Gun Co., Phil., PA”. Splinter forearm. Round knob stock with nice fine-line checkering – some slight smoothness as expected. Brass front bead. An American Classic – nice shooting dimensions – light weight – beautifully balanced. Includes a vintage softcase, and cleaning kit. Great find!

A. H. Fox Grade BE, 12 ga. side by side shotgun
A. H. Fox Grade BE, 12 ga. side by side shotgun
A. H. Fox Grade BE, 12 ga. side by side shotgun
A. H. Fox Grade BE, 12 ga. side by side shotgun
A. H. Fox Grade BE, 12 ga. side by side shotgun
A. H. Fox Grade BE, 12 ga. side by side shotgun
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