Flues or NID

1914-1923

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:50 pm
Would serial number 370802 be a Flues or an NID? What would the year be?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:42 pm
it was made in 1923 for sure and it was probably a NID but I wouldn't bet my house in that one.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:16 pm
It is a Flues model from 1923. The NID didn't start until 1925 with serial number 425000.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:34 am
8fan wrote:Would serial number 370802 be a Flues or an NID? What would the year be?



Flues, 1923. As was said above.

Can you post some pictures?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:12 pm
I've got what 15 years ago the lady at Ithaca said was made in 1927.According to what I've been hearing here and eelsewhere ,I'm beginning to doubt her.Where they making a Flues Model in 1927?It does not have cocking indicaters as does my 16ga NID.Don't have access to it to get ser.#'s right now as I'm in the middle of the Miss.River shoving barges.It's my next project gun-re-blue and refinish wood.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:59 pm
SWAMPUS wrote:I've got what 15 years ago the lady at Ithaca said was made in 1927.According to what I've been hearing here and eelsewhere ,I'm beginning to doubt her.Where they making a Flues Model in 1927?It does not have cocking indicaters as does my 16ga NID.Don't have access to it to get ser.#'s right now as I'm in the middle of the Miss.River shoving barges.It's my next project gun-re-blue and refinish wood.



Last Flues # was 398365 according to the chart I use and it was in 1926.

Youre right about the NID cocking indicators, they were discontinued in like '34 I believe. The Flues has various differences but most recognizeable to me is the frame appears narrower when viewed top down.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:37 pm
I'll check my ser # when I get home.Reason I asked,mine takes 2 3/4 " shells.Unless it was reamed out(which I see no evidence of)it most likely is a NID.I know it shoots high brass loads with no problem.Hope it is NID.Makes it more $.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:55 am
a 2 3/4" shell will fit in a 2 1/2" chambered gun from what I understand. problem is that when fired the shell opens. Also from what ive heard the flues was thinner barrels than an nid & if its been reamed out it would be possibly unsafe I think.

Just what ive heard in the past. Course low pressure loads & load data are around and so are 2 1/2" shells and if it shoots high brass without issue then it would make it easier to believe its a nid. only sure fire way to know is serial #.

it was my thinking the Flues was 410 bore & 20ga - 2 1/2"; 16ga - 2 9/16"; 12ga - 2 3/4"; 10ga - 2 7/8". but they could be ordered new with different chambers by request.

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