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Old January 20, 2018, 07:20 PM   #1
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Ithica rebuild

Finished a Flues model rebuild. General repairs to the action and lifted some dents from the barrels then new wood. Finished with color case hardening and cold blue barrels and trigger guard. New screws and pins as well as a Ithica butt plate.
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Old January 20, 2018, 07:57 PM   #2
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very nice
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Old January 20, 2018, 08:16 PM   #3
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I had an Ithaca Double (Field Grade) many moons ago. Not sure which variation it was, though it did have the later rotary bolt thru the rib extension. It had great balance and pointed very well also. Nice work on a great gun.
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Old January 20, 2018, 11:46 PM   #4
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Is there a dog on the side of it?
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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Old January 21, 2018, 10:23 AM   #5
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Very nice!!
I had a nice,original Flues in very nice shape.I don't do that much bird hunting anymore...And when I do,I have a Beretta 686 Essential O/U that I "miss less often" with.
I greatly appreciate the aesthetics of the side by side. That's what I started with. A Stevens 530A ST,made in Chicopee Falls.
Between it and the Ruark I read as a kid,I just have a "thing"for what they represent.

Ialso don't need so many things hiding in the dark corners of my gunsafe.

As sort of a legacy,a few years ago I gave it to my Grandson.He is eight now.
I told his Dad it was OK for him to borrow it occasionally.
Maybe in eight or ten years,he'll be ready to use it.
And maybe in fourty years...he'll be holding it,after finishing a chapter of his Dad's old copy of "The Old Man and the Boy"....

And Ruark might take him to rowing out and setting decoys with The Old Man,or Quail as a Gentleman'd bird.

Pleasant thoughts.
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Old January 21, 2018, 01:56 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. Yes it has a dog on the side but an earlier refinisher had polished most of it off.
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