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Q: What are facts about Lefever or Ithaca side by side shotguns?
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How old is a LeFever 16 ga single shotgun with number 11167 on it and it has Lefever Arms Co. Ithaca NY on the side?

The Ithaca Gun Co manufactured the Lefever single barrel shotguns under the Lefever Arms Co. name after it acquired the company in 1916. This model was made between 1927 and 1942; the serial number indicates yours was made in 1928.


How much is a lefever 20gage side buy side shot gun worth it was made in Ithaca NY?

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What can you tell you about a 16 gauge dbl barrel side by side serial 353631 inscribed lefever arms branch Ithaca gun co Ithaca ny Ithaca nitro special?

The first Double Barrel Nitro Lefever (16 Gauge) was made in 1921, Serial number started with 100,000. The last Nitro Lefever was madee in 1947, Serial Number 361,199. I have a Niotro Lefever Serial Number 339,290 that was manufactured in 1937. Original price was $29, currently worth approximately $500.


What is the age of a 20 gauge Lefever Nitro Steel side by side shotgun serial 1988xx made by Ithaca from 1921 to 1948?

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Ithaca ShotGun 10 gauge serial no 3650 How Old is it?

If this is an old side by side it would be a Baker model made in 1886. Serial numbers of Ithaca shotguns for that year were 2448 - 4101.


Were do you find the serial number on a Ithaca lefever nitro special?

break open the barrell, on the main frame it is on the right side under the barrell, it is on the bottom of the barrell on the left side


How many US gun makers made a side by side break over 410?

Shotguns break open, not over. Winchester, Stevens, Ithaca have made 410s


Where was the original Lefever Arms factory?

The original Lefever Arms Co. was located in Syracuse, NY.Lefever Arms began as an 1861 partnership between DM Lefever and James Ellis, and was named Lefever and Ellis. The Canandaigua, NY manufacturer primarily made muzzle-loading rifles, including the ones used by the New York State Sharpshooters during the Civil War.Ellis left the business in 1867, but Lefever continued to run the company until he moved to Auburn, NY in 1869, where he established himself as an independent gun maker.In 1871 or 1872, he joined with Francis Dangerfield to found F.S. Dangerfield and Co., in Auburn. Guns from this manufacture were stamped Dangerfield and Lefever, and were based on a breech-loading patent originally filed under Dangerfield's name. This later became known as the "Lefever Patent."DM Lefever moved to Syracuse, NY in 1874 and partnered with Lorenzo Barber to form L. Barber & Co., which manufactured breech-loading shotguns and rifles. These were stamped "Barber and Lefever."In 1876, John Nichols bought out Lorenzo Barber's share of the company, and the two men changed the name to Nichols & Lefever. While the partnership was short-lived, it was productive. Lefever invented a hammerless system with a side lever that cocked the firing pins, incorporated it into his breach-loading shotgun, won first prize for the best breech-loading shotgun in America at the St. Louis Bench show and Sportsman's Association in 1878.Nichols left the company in 1879, but Lefever and his new partner, JW Livingston continued to run the Syracuse factory under the name Nichols & Lefever until the building burned in 1883.Lefever lost controlling interest in the company due to the losses sustained in the fire. A. Ames Howlett took over as President of the rebuilt Syracuse factory, and renamed it The Lefever Arms Co. in 1884.DM Lefever left the company bearing his name in 1901, and begins manufacturing side-bolt shotguns under the name DM Lefever Arms Co. He relocated from Syracuse, NY to Defiance, Ohio in 1904.Meanwhile, the Lefever Arms Co. continued making guns under Lefever's name and patents. Lefever Arms was sold to the Ithaca Gun Company (of Ithaca, NY) in 1916. The Syracuse factory was abandoned after the sale, but Ithaca continued offering the Lefever brand until the original inventory was exhausted in 1921.Ithaca manufactured the double-barrel Lefever Nitro Special from 1921 until 1935, and the Lefever A Grade from 1934 until 1947.


What is an Ithaca Flues double barrel shotgun?

Ithaca Gun Company of Ithaca, New York was the manufacturer. "Flues" refers to the designer. These double barrel, two-trigger, side-by-side shotguns were made from 1908 - 1926. Check out http://ithacagunrepair.com/page5/page23/ for a list of serial numbers by year of manufacture.


When did they stop making side by side shotguns?

Side-by-side shotguns are still manufactured.


What is sxs in shotguns?

It stands for Side by Side in double barreled shotguns.


What year did Ithaca start making side by side shotguns?

Depending on who the writer is, Ithaca started making doubles sometime between 1880-1883. They had serial numbers from the very beginning. There were several models, Baker, Crass, Lewis, Minier and Flues, usually named after the individual that made a significant improvement.

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