Ithaca Flues

Ithaca Flues trap gun
Updated on August 19, 2013

The Ithaca Gun Company first produced a single-barrel trap gun in 1914. Their guns were based on the Emil Flues three piece lock design and known as the Flues Single-Barrel Trap up until 1922 when it was replaced with a New Improved Design (NID) created by Frank Knickerbocker.

Flues Single-Barrel Trap (1914 - 1922) - This is a 1917 Ithaca Single Barrel Trap Gun - Early Flues Model Grade 4E with better grade of engravings - 12 Gauge - 32" Ventilated Rib Barrel with Excellent Bright Bore - Automatic Ejector - Factory Original Blue Finish and Color Case Hardened Receiver with Engravings in EXCELLENT Condition except for slight rub marks on left side of barrel near receiver area over chamber area - 14-3/4" LOP to Center of Pachmayr Recoil Pad - Checkered Walnut Stocks with Ebony Inlay In Forend Tip in EXCELLENT Condition - Blank Silver Shield Inlay in Buttstock - Serial# 2780xx - Tight Action.

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Remington, Browning and Parker Shotguns are usually my favorite Shotguns, but I fell in love with this Ithaca 4E Flues antique Trap gun at first sight.

Ithaca Flues Trap Gun 1917

I've read that Ithaca made a habit of producing guns for which Remington patents had expired. Ithaca really hit home runs with the Flues and Knickerbocker trap guns as far as I'm concerned!

ithaca gun forearm highly checkered and with ebony inlay

ithaca flues shotgun butt stock with cheek pad

beautiful ithaca shotgun engraving

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The Ithaca Gun Company first produced a single-barrel trap gun in 1914.
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Serial NumberTable

Flues Single & Double Guns

Begin Serial Number End Serial Number
1908 175000 182031
1909 182032 192499
1910 192500 205399
1911 205400 216499
1912 216500 230099
1913 230100 242599
1914 242600 256699
1915 256700 268199
1916 268200 276899
1917 276900 289299
1918 289300 299799
1919 299800 315399
1920 315400 343335
1921 343336 356513
1922 356514 361849
1923 361900 372099
1924 372100 390499
1925 390500 398352
1926 398353 398365

Note: If the serial number ranges above are correct (and there may be errors or variances), then the Flues Single-Barrel Trap guns should fall within the shaded range.