Restoring Ithaca While my grandpa is in Florida, I figured I would do him a solid and fix up an old Ithaca 12-gauge he owns. A little history on the gun (according to my gramps).. It was produced in 1938 at Ithaca Guns (serial #5244) and he traded a few haircuts for it back in 1939. Him and my grandma (now passed away) "killed alot of game with that gun, son" (quote from him) and I wanted to fix it up because it holds a lot of sentimental value to him. Here's the problem, he let his son (my uncle) take it out in the field one day to hunt some bird and he carried it nose-down, plugging the barrel with dirt. Well, my uncle ended up firing the gun (not knowing it was plugged) and put a bulge in the barrel about 3/4 of the way down. I called Ithaca today and they wanted $405 to remove the old barrel, machine the receiver, insert an adapter and replace the barrel. They would re-blue the gun too. Sure with $405 he could go buy a new shotgun, but I really want to fix it up for him. I know he would love it. I want to take a few birds with it before he's gone. Here's a picture of the gun: What does everyone think about the idea? Thanks.