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.
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.
100-350 even more
Made in 1925
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.
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
Shotguns break open, not over. Winchester, Stevens, Ithaca have made 410s
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.
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.
Side-by-side shotguns are still manufactured.
It stands for Side by Side in double barreled shotguns.
I don't know the answer, but I know where you can find it. Check your library for "The Ithaca Gun Company - From the Beginning" by Walter Snyder. There's a list of serial numbers that are verified as being Ithaca shotguns owned and used by Wells Fargo Company. Since thousands of cheap shotguns have had fake WF&Co marks added, about the only one's that will bring a premium from advanced collectors (of firearms or Wels Fargo memorabilia) are the ones listed there.
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.
You have an Ithaca sxs Miner model made 1907.
The Ithaca side by side 12 gauge serial 188650 was made in 1927.
I have the exact same gun. I'm not sure exactly how old it is but it was my great grandfathers so it's probably 80+ years. These Guns were made until 1942 and ceased after the war was in full swing. newtest3 I have nearly the same shotgun as well, from all info I have gathered, it is a true Lefever design, which means it is pre-1921 and assembled by Ithica using left over parts from their buyout of Lefever Syracuse, NY. After '21, all info I have found point to Ithica selling a less than wonderful Ithica designed shotgun under the Lefever name. Ithaca bought out Lefever in 1916. In 1927 they intorduced the Lefever Single Barrel Long Range field and Trap model. Serial No. 11697 was mfg. in 1928 and the model was produced until 1942.
Look in "The Ithaca Gun Company - From the Beginning"
you have an Older Ithaca Model 37 made in 1940 . depend on Guage is it 12 ga or 16ga? also depends on the condition of the gun it could be anywhere from $100 to $500 . it could even be worth more if it a 16ga they didn't make to many 16ga shotguns back then
It is an Ithaca model NID made in 1926
Most of these models were made in 1906 or 1907 making it an antique. If the weapon has little of its own finish, the value decreases dramatically. If kept in excellent condition the item can be valued at $20,000.
I have an Ithaca model 100 shotgun . It appraised for $700.
You have an Ithaca sxs Flues model made in 1919.