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Picture dates to 1943. Can anyone identify the make and model of these double guns?
I dunno, but that guy on the right looks like he is about 14 years old!!
I can not tell you specifically, but it is documented that the Government bought large quantities of Ithaca Long Range doubles with 30" barrels, so that would be my first guess. There were also some LC Smith doubles and Stevens 5100 and 311 doubles. So they were not at all uncommon.
The gun the 14 year old is holding appears to be single trigger, and if so it would not be a Stevens. Don't know if the Ithacas were single or double trigger.
The old salts are taking the young buck out for an evening snipe hunt...
Note the flaming bomb, P proofs and R.L.B. on the water table.
I read with laughter the moderators remarks that Ithaca had quality problems as evidenced by the US acceptance marks, & flaming bomb, ProofP, what a load of hooey....
The US military had an inspector @ the plant during war time & any that passed his inspection were so marked. On firearms produced prior to 12/7/41 & bought in quantity under blanket procurement, these may not have any US ACCEPTANCE MARKS>
All the Ithaca shotguns do have military marks. I recently bought a M37 30" full shipped on 11/28/41. It has the RLB, flaming bomb, P, AND United States Property.
didn't know that they'd got the inspectors in at Ithaca that early, Neat, TY sir. I like Ithaca shotguns,the old LeFevres too, all are quality guns. Back in the day, they cost about the same as a Win 21, grade for grade.
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