You have a Field Grade, Lewis Model Ithaca, made about 1903,, With some kind of Fluid Steel barrels.. Your gun ha an aftermarket forend and is lkely restocked as wel..Bushrodl
The number is in the iron. Pictures are below. I know zip about old double barrels. This is the first one I have ever owned. I have a question about the piece attached to the barrels that the beaver tail attaches to. Is this supposed to be very loose or is the one on my ****** broken? (last image)natty bumpo said:Is the number on the wood or the forend iron? Whichever, Ithaca didn't furnish a beavertail forend in 1903 (nor did any other company that I know of)... Your gun also left the factory with 2 5/8" chambers.. Don't use off the shelf ammo, use a load that generates no more than 8,000 PSI chamber pressure.. Could the lettering say "Nitro Powder Steel"?