Zak and the Roosters.My 16 gauge, 1941, Ithaca Model 37 and my dog Zak.
Thought you might enjoy this photo of 6 year old Zak with the Roosters we took this morning. The gun is a 16 gauge, 1941, Ithaca 37.
Abby and RoostersDifferent day, different dog, same gun....and same results.
You people are making me extremely proud to be a lifelong (born 1936 ) Ithaca fan. Topflight Abby Cadabby is jealous. She thinks it is time for you to put up her photo...taken one week later. Different day, different dog, same gun....and same results. 1941, 16 gauge Model 37.
1910 Ithaca Flues 20 gaugeWood upgrade by Duane Otter and checkering by Turnbull Restorations.
Gun is 1910 Ithaca Flues 20 gauge (originally quality one), wood upgrade by Duane Otter, Metal upgrade to grade 3/4 and checkering by Turnbull Restorations.
Original property of Rufus Ingraham Jones (1883-1945). Currently the property of Peggy Sue (Jones) Wysocki....Fence, Wisconsin.
Christmas 2011Santa Pays a visit to Jake, Zak and Abby
Santa Pays a visit to Jake, Zak and Abby as they sit by the Christmas tree, wondering what he'll bring them this year.
Bell and AbbyAbby (golden) and Belle (setter) had a great morning!
Abby (golden) and Belle (setter) had a great morning (1/16/2012), thanks to the 1952, 20 gauge Ithaca 37. Sixty years old, and it still shoots like a new gun. Great fun to take an old friend hunting!
1926 16 gaugeMy 1926, Quality 3 16 gauge.
This 1926, 16 gauge, Quality 3, NID continues to be a bird hunter's dream
Fireside 37Ron Jone's 1940 Ithaca 37 12 gauge
An evening by the fireside with a good book, an old friend and a trusted hunting companion". Gun is a 1940 Ithaca 37, 12 gauge with 30 " barrels. Metal surfaces have mellowed to a pewter patina. The action and trigger are smooth and crisp. 72 years and still going strong.
Zak and my 20 gauge.Zak with the 1910 stub twist flues 20 gauge.
Manufactured 4 years prior to WWI, this Quality 1 Ithaca Flues listed for $40.00 before the war. Barrels were imported Stub Twist and were said to be strong, durable and well known to the sporting public. Made of bands or ribbons of iron and steel wound and welded together in a spiral form, the structure gives great tensile strength according to the Ithaca catalog of the era. Ithaca brought out the beauty of the grain pattern with their own special browning process. Weight in 20 gauge was listed s 5 1/4-5 3.4 lbs. The gun which anchored Zak's rooster weighs 5 3/4 lbs, and performs as well today with RST paper cased, 2 1/2 inch, low pressure ammunition as it did over a century ago. Times change, quality maintains.
2012 and 1910 Ithacas2012 Ithaca 28 gauge and 1910 20 gauge Flues.
This 2012 version of the Ithaca 37 in 28 gauge awaits its turn at Original (Vintage) Skeet next to a 1910, 20 gauge Flues restored by Turnbull. Model 37s were ready for production 2 years before the first national skeet championships in 1935, but patent issues delayed availability to Skeeters until 1937. Today’s Model 37s with Briley chokes and 26” barrels are perfect for those who demand more from their guns in a low gun, delayed target release game originally designed by and for hunters.
1904, 16 gauge LewisThe beauty of the birds, and the elegance of the old Ithaca.
In the field or on display, Ithaca guns have a quality that is uniquely as functional in the coverts as they are elegant to behold. This 1904, 16 gauge Lewis with Damascus barrels in conjunction with 2 5/8", low pressure ammunition is a cherished companion in the field.
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New Ithaca 28 GaugePattern board analysis of a 28 Gauge
The new Ithaca 3728 is equally at home on the range and in the uplands. Pattern board analysis of gun number 59x revealed beautiful 55% patterns from the Briley Improved Cylinder choke. I plan to use it in Vintage Skeet competition and on grouse, woodcock and pheasants (with the right load). The gun I purchased is beautifully finished, well balanced, and the trigger and mechanics are PURE ITHACA. Life is good.
2012 Vintage CupMich vs. Ohio Challenge Cup/World Vintage Skeet Championships....2012
Mich vs. Ohio Challenge Cup/World Vintage Skeet Championships....2012