Gun Collectors Club - 1927 Ithaca NID Single Barrel Trap
Ithaca 4E New Improved Design (NID) Knick (1927) - A Single-Shot 12 Gauge Trap gun with a 32" bbl, Extra-Full Fixed Choke, low vent rib, 13 3/4" Pull to Pachmayer pad, 2 3/8" drop, lightly figured walnut with pistol grip and beavertail fore-end, engraved receiver, Weight: 8lbs, 5oz. S/N: 4010xx. 90% blue, 30% case-colors, tight and excellent bore.
One of my favorite things to do in the Fall is go to Turkey Shoots. Here in the south a Turkey Shoot is an event where shooters compete for prizes by shooting at paper targets. My son-in-law and I carried this gun on several occassions and it performed very well.
Single-barrel Trap Guns are fun to collect and shoot, especially when they are nice as this beauty. I gifted this one to one of my son-in-laws when he showed an interest in shooting.
I love the way the Trap Guns like this one break down and can be carried in a Leg-O-Mutton gun case. The smaller package is much easier to transport and decreases the liklihood that your gun will get bumped and dinged during the process of going and coming from those Turkey Shoots.
Old shotguns like this one are not only useful tools, they are truly a thing of beauty. The wood on this gun is absolutely pristine and the checkering really sets it off. The engraving on the receiver adds to the visual asthetics as well.
When my son-in-law pulls this gun out of the case at the Turkey Shoot and begins to assemble it, all eyes are drawn to it just to see what it is. And I can tell you that the odds are 99 to 1 that it will always be the oldest gun on the range.
This 1963 Colt Semi-Auto 12 Gauge is one of 5,000 shotguns made in Italy under a 5 year contract with Franchi (1962 - 1966). I purchased it in a local gun store for $500 a few years back. After researching it, I learned it's 1 of 260 with a unique serial number.Colt Custom Shotgun
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