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 Post subject: question on ithaca sousa grade
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:00 am 
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I have my fathers sousa a nice original he graded at an honest 92%. he passed 12 years ago. If anyone has info on this or sousa gun I would appreciate it. I did get in touch with Ithaca sandusky ohio, they were very nice, speedy and informative, and suggested i try this forum. I know he photographed this gun for a book in the 80s. I would be interested in any stories, advice or value of this gun. (ps this is my first forum entry ever). i will try to attach a photo
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 Post subject: Re: question on ithaca sousa grade
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:22 pm 
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Wow. That is one stunning piece!!!

I have pm'ed you some contact information which will take you in the right direction.


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 Post subject: Re: question on ithaca sousa grade
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:10 pm 
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Very beautiful Sousa grade Knick trap gun. Made in 1929 based on the serial number.
Ithaca Matt's advice will steer you right.


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 Post subject: Re: question on ithaca sousa grade
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:16 pm 
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The gun is pictured in black and white photos on pages 134 and 135 of Walter Snyder's book The Ithaca Gun Company From the Beginning.


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 Post subject: Re: question on ithaca sousa grade
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:20 pm 
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Dang, I never inherited anything so nice as that Ithaca! If it was mine, it would go out on nice days and dazzle the proletariat class breaking targets like it was designed to do. Beautiful, really beautiful!


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 Post subject: Re: question on ithaca sousa grade
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:02 pm 
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Very nice indeed.

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 Post subject: Re: question on ithaca sousa grade
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:07 pm 
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Thanks everyone for the nice and helpful replies. General consensus is I should take it out back to my fathers trap range and shoot a round to enjoy a piece of history (duly noted). I also received more information about the history then I have in a decade of occasional research. (my mother and family appreciates it) We will see what the next step in this guns history is. Thanks again and this is a great forum that I will tell my dads friends about. Stay tuned


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 Post subject: Re: question on ithaca sousa grade
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:22 pm 
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What a nice legacy your Dad left you. Nice photo's too!


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 Post subject: Re: question on ithaca sousa grade
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:09 pm 
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oyeme wrote:
Dang, I never inherited anything so nice as that Ithaca! If it was mine, it would go out on nice days and dazzle the proletariat class breaking targets like it was designed to do. Beautiful, really beautiful!


Agreed, but what if I went out and shot a 15 with it ?

I’d be “one of those guys”.

I’d make sure I could break at least 23 before I took it out in public.


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 Post subject: Re: question on ithaca sousa grade
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:42 pm 
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McFarmer wrote:
oyeme wrote:
Dang, I never inherited anything so nice as that Ithaca! If it was mine, it would go out on nice days and dazzle the proletariat class breaking targets like it was designed to do. Beautiful, really beautiful!


Agreed, but what if I went out and shot a 15 with it ?

I’d be “one of those guys”.

I’d make sure I could break at least 23 before I took it out in public.


I would bet that anyone taking an exquisite piece of gun making like that out, would automatically shoot no less than a 24 but most probably a 25/25! I am very willing to be a guinea pig if the OP wants to test that theory! Let me know.


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 Post subject: Re: question on ithaca sousa grade
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:21 pm 
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Yeah,... I guess it`s probably an OK gun.

Unless one wishes to consider an absolute piece of artwork as " OK "! :D

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 Post subject: Re: question on ithaca sousa grade
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:31 pm 
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Be sure to get a flat of Federal paper shells before you take that piece of art out to shoot! None of the modern plastic stuff would be proper.


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 Post subject: Re: question on ithaca sousa grade
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:51 pm 
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Researcher01 wrote:
Be sure to get a flat of Federal paper shells before you take that piece of art out to shoot! None of the modern plastic stuff would be proper.


But of course.




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