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I inherited what I believe to be an Ithica Model 1299-DB 12

Customer Question

I inherited what I believe to be an Ithica Model 1299-DB 12 gauge hammerless double barrel shotgun with walnut stock Serial #88424 and would like to know more about it and the value.
JA: How can the Gunsmith help you with your firearm? Please tell me everything you can so the Gunsmith can help you best.
Customer: What has been stated is everything I know.
JA: Is there anything else the Gunsmith should be aware of?
Customer: No
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

Hello, and thanks for using Just Answer! My name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question and will reply back momentarily.

Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

Let me gather some info and I will return shortly....

Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

I'm still doing some research on this....

Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

Do you have any photos of the markings on the gun?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No identifiable markings that I can discern. Believe it to be manufactured prior to 1950???
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

Ok, where does it say model 1299-DB?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No thanks.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

What does it say on the gun? Why do you think its a model 1299-DB?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

I'm sorry, I don't understand what you are saying no to....?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
$34 telephone call.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

Ok, that is an option that the website offers. You can just stick with me here. So, does it say anything on the gun at all?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Nothing
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

Ok, so why do you think its an Ithaca model 1299-DB?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
That's what a firearms dealer advised but didn't provide any history.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

Ok, well let's back up then. Can you remove the barrels?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Not that I can see.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

Ok, on every double barrel shotgun, there is some type of latch or lever that allows you to remove the barrels from the frame. Do you see any kind of latch?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Here's a look
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Another look
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

Ok, see if you can manipulate the lever to remove the barrels from the frame.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It opens but no release of barrels
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

They must come off. Sometimes, the barrels made need to be rotated sideways or some other trick depending upon the manufacturer. You may have to keep trying. The key is going to be what is stamped on the water table.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It's just happening. I'm a pistol guy and have no experience with a DB shotgun. I'll have to find a local gunsmith who may be able to help.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

ok

Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

I' will be around when you get more inf

Expert:  ProShooter replied 9 months ago.

Hello...just checking in to see where we stand on this.

Expert:  ProShooter replied 8 months ago.
Hi...Did you get the info?