Old Ithaca

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by NastyMasty69, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. NastyMasty69

    NastyMasty69 New Member

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    I recently picked up an gun off a friend who needed a little cash it's a semi-auto model 51-Featherlight 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch chamber made by Ithaca gun co, Ithaca NY. Serial number 510055916 I picked it up for 150 dollars which I thought was a pretty good deal its in about 75% to 80% conditionany ideas what it's worth?
     

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  2. NastyMasty69

    NastyMasty69 New Member

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    I really don't know anything about the shotgun so any information on this model would be appreciated
     

  3. akers06

    akers06 New Member

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    My boss has one of these he deer hunts with and it will shoot a slug Damn good
     
  4. NastyMasty69

    NastyMasty69 New Member

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    I took it out and shot it the other day it shoots just as nice if not better than my Browning BPS
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    They were a good gun but you don't see them to often.
     
  6. PrimePorkchop

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  7. NastyMasty69

    NastyMasty69 New Member

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    Thanks for the information this should get me started and yeah I can already see this turning into an obsession
     
  8. musketshooter

    musketshooter New Member

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    I found mine in a pawn shop in new condition. Paid $200 for it.
     
  9. NastyMasty69

    NastyMasty69 New Member

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    Yeah now that I have found a little more information on it I've found a good one in new condition is worth about 200-to-230 soo I didn't get a steal at 150 like I had thought but I paid about what it is worth at 75 to 80 percent condition
     
  10. Blueguns

    Blueguns New Member

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    That's about right for that gun.

    I have the o/u model 500 featherlight in 20 ga. I love those old Ithacas they are just good solid guns.
     
  11. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but a lot of 51s that were shot a lot developed issues. I was selling guns back then and they fell out of favor fast. The Ithaca Mag 10s broke parts, and I fixed a lot of those, but I can only remember working on one 51, and I don't remember a thing about it. Some of the Ithaca SKBs were pretty fair guns, but I think they peaked with the 37.
     
  12. fenian

    fenian New Member

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    I think you did alright. I have a modle 37 and love it.