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Steve
02-29-2012, 12:14 PM
Your Ithaca is what's referred to as a Flues Model, and was made in 1923.

They re NOT recommended for use with ANY modern shotshell ammo - since the gun was built to a different/lighter internal standard than later guns - AND ammo makers changed all shotshell loadings to a higher-pressure loadind in 1925/6.

Stay away from even so-called "low brass" and/or target loads - BUT, if a quaalified double gunsmith checks the tolerances as OK, special, low-pressure ammo is currently available from the likes of RST & PolyWad.

If your gun has this level engraving, it's a Grade 2 - less would be a Grade 1/Field grade

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.Statistics: Posted by CriscoKid (http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=66834) — Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:49 am



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