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 Post subject: Flues
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:15 am 
Presentation Grade

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Location: Paris Ontario
28 gauge field grade . Dates to 1912 .
I hope to bring it home on Monday .




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 Post subject: Re: Flues
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:06 am 
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Cool! Looking forward to pictures!

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 Post subject: Re: Flues
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:10 am 
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Yes please.....looking forward to seeing it as well


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 Post subject: Re: Flues
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:11 am 
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+1. Looking forward to the pictures and maybe a back story too.


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 Post subject: Re: Flues
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:22 am 
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Location: New England
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You'll love it - I know I love my 1914 version Model 1-S (Special field grade)


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 Post subject: Re: Flues
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:28 am 
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I'm sure they made them, but Ithaca Gun Co. never catalogued the Flues Model Field Grade in 28-gauge. The catalogues only list the 28-gauge in the No. 1 and above. My 1915 No. 1 Special with 30-inch barrels which they also never catalogued.

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 Post subject: Re: Flues
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:38 am 
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From the 1912-13 Ithaca Gun Co. catalogue --

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 Post subject: Re: Flues
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:29 am 
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Location: North East Ohio
Interesting that the two lower grade guns are listed as being safe for Nitro/Smokeless powder, but the more expensive gun with Stub Twist barrels is not. These old catalog pages are fascinating to read. Thanks, Researcher for posting them.


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 Post subject: Re: Flues
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:48 pm 
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Lovely Examples Researcher!!


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 Post subject: Re: Flues
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:08 pm 
Presentation Grade

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Location: Paris Ontario
The gun was in an online auction(the only kind these days) . I went and viewed several guns by appointment . They brought everything outside.

There were three Ithaca doubles,this one , a 20 ga. NID that looked very good but was very loose and a 12ga. Flues No.1 from 1920 .

This was the best one, the action is tight ,barrels are good inside and out and the wood and chequering is nice .
I called it a field grade because that is what it looked like, it has a NO.1 on the frame .
I've been waiting for some sunshine too take pictures.

The book says it's a 2/1/2 in. chamber so I haven't shot it . I will be looking for shells this weekend . Has anyone any experience with cutting down 2 3/4 shells and loading low pressure loads ?

Glenn


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 Post subject: Re: Flues
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:53 am 
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In those times our North American ammunition manufacturers offered their 28-gauge shells in two lengths. The "standard" load was put up in a 2 1/2 inch case with 1 3/4 drams of bulk smokeless powder or 14 grains of dense smokeless powder such as Infallible or Ballistite pushing 5/8 ounce of shot.

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They also offered a slightly faster load put up in a 2 7/8 inch case, 2 drams of bulk smokeless powder or 16 grains of dense smokeless powder such as Infallible or Ballistite pushing 5/8 ounce of shot.

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Bulk powder loads --

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Infallible or Ballistite loads --

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My 1915 vintage 30-inch No. 1 Special has 2 7/8 inch chambers. Whether it started life that way or someone lengthened them when the 3/4 ounce progressive burning powder, high velocity load came out in 1932, I don't know.

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Just before WW-II our manufacturers began offering 28-gauge Skeet Loads in a 2 3/4 inch case. In 1948-49 our manufacturers settled int just 2 3/4 inch 28-gauge shells.

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 Post subject: Re: Flues
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:23 am 
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Glenn Kelley wrote:

The book says it's a 2/1/2 in. chamber so I haven't shot it .

I will be looking for shells this weekend .

Has anyone any experience with cutting down 2 3/4 shells and loading low pressure loads ?





FWIW, since I only shoot my 28 when hunting (and even then, not too often :( ), I just cut to the chase and bought some low-pressure 2-1/2" shells from RST.

At my age, I really appreciate the light weight.

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