Ithaca NID 28 Gauge – GRADE 1 ENGRAVED, 1 0F 42, RARE
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Ithaca NID 28 Gauge – GRADE 1 ENGRAVED, 1 0F 42, RARE

Ex Tax: $10,950.00
Brand: Ithaca
Product Code: Ithaca Grade 1 28ga sn459171


General Specs: Ithaca, Year 1933, 28 Gauge, 5lbs 13oz, Chokes IC/M, LOP 14 1/2", DAH 2 13/16", DAC 1 1/2" Serial Number: 459171 For any serious shooter/collector, small-bore American Doubles are the pinnacle of desirab...

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General Specs: Ithaca, Year 1933, 28 Gauge, 5lbs 13oz, Chokes IC/M, LOP 14 1/2", DAH 2 13/16", DAC 1 1/2"
Serial Number: 459171

For any serious shooter/collector, small-bore American Doubles are the pinnacle of desirability.  Few in numbers and solid investment quality firearms, when it comes to the 28ga. only two American double gun producers come into play; Parker and Ithaca.  Most who seek these small bores are aware the Parker guns built on the “00” frame specific to the 28ga. are very costly, starting at about $15,000 for the VH grade gun with no engraving and little condition.  The Ithaca “New Ithaca Double” (NID) is an awesome gun with brilliant mechanics, super-strong receiver, and affordable cost. The NID was the last rendition of side x side produced by the Ithaca Gun Co.  Replacing the prolific Flues model in 1926 and produced through 1949, the NID was touted as Ithaca’s strongest action ever, second only to the venerable Winchester Model 21.  The 28ga. Flues guns were made in higher numbers and are not nearly as sought after as the NID.  The NID is a much stronger gun for modern loads.  Only 415 NID guns were produced in 28ga. including all grades, with 295 of them the plain Field Grade, and only 42 built in Grade 1 décor.   This little NID, sn459171 built in 1933, is an amazing find with incredible factory wood, 98% factory barrel blue, mirror bores, superb mechanics, excellent screws and wood-to-metal fit, 90% vivid factory case color, and 85% factory trigger guard blue.  This is a VFI CERTIFIED GUN, having been stripped to its smallest parts, Ultrasonic cleaned to shiny metal, all parts inspected for function and viability, lubricated, and reassembled.  VFI CERTIFIED GUNS have a 90-day mechanical warranty, a $275 service in our shop.  Weighing a scant 5lbs. 13oz., the 26” IC/M barrels are tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun, and the highly figured wood has been restored by VFI with a fine hand-rubbed TruOil finish.  This gun has all factory original parts, including the original factory buttplate.  To increase LOP to 14 ½” (14” with butt plate), we installed a very rare, original vintage Hawkins pad that is only ¾” thick, THE ONLY ONE I HAVE EVER SEEN IN 30 YEARS OF CHASING AMERICAN DOUBLE GUNS.  They are usually 1” thick and look a bit clumsy on a petite 28ga. gun. It looks great on the gun, AND THE BUTTPLATE WILL FIT BACK ON THE GUN TO PERFECTION WITH TWO SCREWS.  WE DID NOT ALTER THE BUTT OF THE GUN IN ANY WAY WHEN INSTALLING THE PAD.  What a perfect small-bore doublegun for your upland pursuits or clay target games.  Ithaca guns are the most undervalued of all the early American double gun makers and are the very best investment you can find.  Any 28ga. American double gun is a very rare and desirable shotgun, but to FIND AN ENGRAVED ITHACA NID WITH HIGH ORIGINAL FACTORY CONDITION AND DESIRABLE FEATURES IS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT WILL NOT LIKELY PRESENT ITSELF AGAIN.  Check out the price of an entry level Parker 28ga. built on the OO frame with no options (not the same as guns built on the 20ga. “O” frame that made for a heavy 28ga. on a 20ga. frame). This Ithaca is a bargain!  The 28ga. is fun to shoot as well, with minimal recoil and great patterns.  This gun did ship originally with F/F chokes.  Sometime along the way it was altered to a more useful IC/M gun.  See the specifications below.  Great stock dimensions, ultralight, and eye candy for sure!  Don’t miss out on this one.  They never come up for sale.  Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:  26"
Chokes:  .007/ .013  Improved Cylinder/Modified
Bores:  excellent mirror bores
Bore Diameter:  .550/ .549
Wall Thickness:  .027/.025
% Blue:  98% factory
Chambers:  2 7/8"
Ribs:  tight
Sights:  Front gold bead


Action:  tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  extractors
Receiver Condition:  90% factory Case Color
Screws:  excellent
Engraving:  clear and sharp
Trigger Type:  Double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  94% factory blue engraved


Type:  Capped pistol grip/ Splinter forend
LOP:  14 1/2"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 13/16"
DAH:  2 13/16"
DAC:  1 1/2"
Cast:  1/4" off
Checkering Condition:  excellent
Butt Treatment:  (butt plate w/gun) 3/4" vintage Hawkins pad


There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us, at or Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in AR, IL, KS, MI, PA, TN
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $190.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes


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We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.