Grade 3 Lewis

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:44 am
Gentlemen, this is my first post. I was refered here from the Parker gun forum where I am fairly active. I have always been a lover and shooter of vitage doubles and now have picked up my first
Ithaca, beautiful Grade 3 Lewis, 12 ga. I went back thru many old issues of DGJ and re-read Walt SImagenyder's fine articles on Ithacas to get a little education, and now some pictures:
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It is a 12 ga , in good condition. The chain damascus is very nice shape. The gun seems to be all original. The butt plate is original and good shape, screws are nice. There is a little splinter of the fore end next to the ebony tip. It has a little more drop than I like, but I could shoot it(haven't yet). To me, this would be the equivalent of a GH (maybe even DH) Parker or A grade Fox--damn I wish it were a 16 ga.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:59 pm
Love it! You are a lucky man to own such a beauty!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:30 pm
Congrats 3b! I was seriously tempted by that one. Shes a beaut' !
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:37 pm
Awesome lookin' !!

Nice score...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:47 am
Setterspell,
I saw that gun and left without it, but it continued to gnaw at me until I went up and made them a low-ball offer which they took. I'm not much for 12 ga's but couldn't resist.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:29 pm
That is really a beauty!
And welcome to the forum!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:17 pm
had a fellow want to trade me even for a very, nice little Belgium guild 16 that weighs less than 6 lbs.
Just cant let myself part with it. I will take it to the Southern SXS to show it to friends--any body here going?
Think I'll just buy that little 16--I'm kind of a 16 fanatic.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:52 am
Can't make it to the Southern - work and not enough money just always seems to get in the way of having fun! :lol:
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