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Old November 20, 2009, 08:20 PM   #1
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ITHACA M-66 SUPER SINGLE 12GA 3" Chamber

My father passed on and left me his ITHACA M-66 SUPER SINGLE 12GA 3" Chamber Shotgun. I have found a lot of different prices on the internet of its worth. I was wondering if anyone on here can tell me what is the Real value of the shotgun? I dont know where else to go or ask. Maybe someone can help or point me in the right direction. Below is a picture of the shotgun. He did not hunt with the shotgun, just used it for protection in the house. My Father bought the shotgun used, years ago.

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Old November 20, 2009, 09:49 PM   #2
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First weapon I grew up with and ever shot. M66 in 20ga. They were fairly inexpensive in the early 70's. Think my Dad paid 89 bucks.
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Old November 20, 2009, 09:57 PM   #3
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I'm sorry about the loss of your father.

Just curious, is the shotgun smoothbore or rifled?
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Old November 21, 2009, 07:26 AM   #4
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Sorrys guys I dont hunt and I dont really want it, my sons are all grown up and gone. I dont need the shotgun, I think its smoothbore? how do you tell?

Does anyone on this board know what the shotgun is worth or where I can find out???

thanks in advance
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Old November 21, 2009, 08:32 AM   #5
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A local gun shop was trying to push a 20 gauge M 66 for $180, I offered $100, they said, "goodbye".
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Old November 21, 2009, 08:33 AM   #6
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I have one in 20 gauge that was my Father's.

Prices I have seen for these guns generally run about $100 to $125 in excellent condition. Any wear, and the prices quickly tail off.

The "real" value of something like this is what someone is willing to pay for it in the area where you're selling it. Gun prices, especially on used guns, are generally quite variable around the country.

A good starting price, based on what I've seen, though, if you were to sell it on your own? $100.
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Old November 21, 2009, 09:53 AM   #7
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Thanks Mike and everyone else for the info.
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Old November 21, 2009, 10:33 AM   #8
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+1 Mike Irwin. Think his pricing would be spot on. Having owned a 12 ga. in this model since I was about 12yrs old I can say this, they`re accurate and shooting a 3" slug out of it, don`t know who gets the worse punishment, shooter or shootee. 2/3" are not near as bad. At any rate maybe finding a responsible yound man that likes to hunt , will take care of gun and giving it to them will be more satisfying then what gun will bring if sold. Maybe donating to a youth hunting safety program. Just a thought!
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Old November 21, 2009, 06:30 PM   #9
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You're not kidding. The recoil on the 20 gauge, which does not have a recoil pad, is pretty nasty with anything more than a light field load.
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Old November 22, 2009, 05:10 PM   #10
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BTW -
That stock wood material is Elm;
the barrel interior of a smoothbore shotgun is SMOOTH; and
the barrel interior of a shotgun rifled slug (RS) barrel has spiral rifling grooves evident and the exterior sometimes have iron sights.

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Old November 22, 2009, 08:57 PM   #11
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Just dawned on me... You have a slug gun.

According to my Blue Book of Gun values, the M66 was NOT made in 12 gauge.

A slug gun version with rifle-type sights, which your gun has, and with a factory-installed recoil pad, which your gun apparently has, was in 20 gauge as the Model 66 RS (I'm assuming that means rifle sights).

Apparently the only other gauge made was .410 bore, which command a premium over the 20 gauge.

The slug gun variation also commands something of a premium -- probably $150 or $175.
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Old November 23, 2009, 11:11 PM   #12
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Mike, my 2008, Standard Cat. of Firearms, 18th edition, does not list the Ithaca M66 Super Single 12Ga. 3" either, but thats what it is. Smooth bored, rifled sights and recoil pad. Got one just like halun`s. I`ll need to dig mine out to see if there`s any further info. on it but I don`t think so. Wiki-answer priced this gun @ $100.

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Old November 24, 2009, 12:57 AM   #13
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There are also a couple for sale on the auction sites right now, too.

Blue Book must have missed the fact that they were manufactured.

I had always thought that they were in 12 gauge, too, which is why I didn't say anything until I checked the BB.
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Old November 24, 2009, 04:45 AM   #14
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It is strange they`ve been left out of the books. That ought to make them worth at least another $25. Wouldn`t ya think?.
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Old November 24, 2009, 10:34 AM   #15
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A little tongue in cheek advertising...

ULTRA RARE MODEL 66 12 GAUGE! SO RARE EVEN THE BLUE BOOK OF GUN VALUES DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT IT!

Uhm... yeah.
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Old November 24, 2009, 03:41 PM   #16
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Mike, being as rare as it is, you think up the slogun, we`ll sell mine for around $500 and split the difference. Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Old November 25, 2009, 05:02 PM   #17
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I too had one as a teenager--I graduated to it from my .410 and it was a 12 ga., no matter what the book says :-) In the '70's when I was into offshore fishing we used it to shoot hooked sharks before we brought them on board (back when that was common practice--and no, I don't do it anymore!). Finally one of my fishing buddies dropped it and it is somewhere about five NM off Barnegat Light NJ, buried in the deep sea sand till it rusts into a model 0
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Old November 27, 2009, 06:25 PM   #18
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first shotgun i fired and hunted with was an ithaca 66 ss 12 ga 3" 30" full choke barrel. paid less than 100.00 for it. still has it to this day. barrel was trimmed a long time ago to 20". bought another 30" full barrel later.

saw on gunbroker.com a year or so ago a pair of ithaca 66 slug models. both were smoothbore with rifle sights,imp cyl choke barrel. both 3" chambers 1 was 12 ga and the other was a 20 ga. seller wanted like 150.00 each . my dads gun book listed them as worth no more tha 110.00. both had rubber recoil pads on the buttstock.
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Old January 2, 2012, 06:24 PM   #19
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20 GA Super Single

My father gave me this gun in 1966. A birthday present for a 13 year old. Paid $32.00 for it. The nicest shooting firearm I own. It is in like new condition even today. Money wise I agree value ~~~$125.00. Personal value priceless.
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Old January 3, 2012, 03:07 PM   #20
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Welcome aboard, armymed,and thanks for your service.

You DO realize this thread is over two years old?
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Old January 3, 2012, 08:05 PM   #21
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Get permission to advertise the Ithaca at your local Police Dept. or Sheriff's Office. One of the "guys" can post your ad. You'll sell it quick and to the right type of folks and not get screwed.
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Old January 15, 2012, 08:54 PM   #22
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Me Too

Got one of these in 12 guage when I was 12, 54 now. Maybe pass it down to a grand kid one day.
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Old January 20, 2012, 07:57 AM   #23
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Typically, the black finish on the receiver wears badly. My nephew had his powder coated at a local shop couple years ago. This finish it superior to the original by far.

Ithaca 66 is a keeper!

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