1918 Ithaca/Flues s x s 12 gauge help

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Zone' started by mrgreen, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. mrgreen

    mrgreen Member

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    I have a s x s in OK shape. I have not yet chambered it but from what i have read it has 2.5" chambers.

    I am looking at using brass reloads, anybody used these and if so what did you use for powder and shot?

    The wood is OK but i would possibly like to replace it but nothing fancy. I am going to duracote the wall hanger but only after i shoot a turkey with it tis spring:D

    OH, on the end of the barrels one side looks like it has started to just pull away from the braise. I can gently pull on it and it might move a few thousands, should i be overly worried and if so do i just solder it?

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. budman70

    budman70 Supporting Member

    find a gunsmith to fix it and check it out before shooting
     

  3. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    Those old side by sides used soft solder to join the barrels.... if it is starting to let go I would not be shooting it until you have it repaired. Unless you are a competent gunsmith and know how to properly soft solder I would not recommend doing it yourself. I also would not Duracoat it, you will destroy the value of it. The Flues is collectible, here are some values:

    Flues Grade 1 12 gauge:

    Excellent: $960-$1,470
    Very Good: $660-$720
    Good: $540-$600
    Fair: $390-$500
    Poor: $380


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  4. mrgreen

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    Please let me know where to sell it for those costs as all i could find was $100 offers. If i could get $200 for it i will ship it today i was told it was a generic wall hanger with no value

    I will ask my buddy about soft solder and thank you for the help guys
     
  5. mrgreen

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    OK, i lied it is a 1917 field grade with faded damascus inscription with IC and Mod chokes is fair condition with some dents/dings in the barrel. It does look like i could try to sell it for about $350 but i don't really care about making money on it or its value considering i butchered a hex mosin to make a sniper rifle LOL

    Seriously i am just hoping to shoot a turkey with it and restoring it to a new like condition while possibly ruining its real value is not that big a deal to be able to work with a 100 year old gun

    OH i also had no remorse butchering a 1909 Argentine mauser either
     

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  6. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    This thread is useless without pictures!

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  7. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    I think Ajole just died a little inside.
     
  8. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    I seem to remember someone over on cast boolits reloading for the old shotguns, might be a place to check
     
  9. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Just a little.:(

    On the other hand, someone butchered this 1891 Argy, and I got a nice 7.62X39 bullet launcher for only $100!:D

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  10. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    I don't see any butchering.

    Did you cut the barrel? Toss the full stock? D&T for a scope?