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Unknown Ithaca .22 single shot

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Poodleshooter, May 23, 2003.

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  1. Poodleshooter

    Poodleshooter Member

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    A friend has mentioned his recent acquisition of an Ithaca manufactured .22 single shot, that seems to be of some sort of falling block action, or similar to an old Sharps centerfire or a Ruger #1. It seems to be a child sized rifle. Any idea on what this could be?
     
  2. Jagermeister

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    Can't seem to locate what you are describing. Are you sure it is an Ithaca? and not a Stevens, similar to the one shown?

    JM
     

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  3. dfariswheel

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    Your friend has an Ithaca Model 49 series single shot rifle. These look like a lever action rifle, but use a British Martini-type pivoting action.

    The basic design was produced by several different companies over the years, including Agwam Arms and Savage-Stevens. There is some parts interchangeability between brands.

    These use cast Zinc receivers, and later guns use more plastic parts.

    However, they are an excellent child's first rifle. The design uses a rebounding hammer design that's very safe. The hammer must be manually cocked to fire, and locks in place after rebounding.

    Some of these are surprisingly accurate shooters.
     
  4. Jagermeister

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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOps!
    I have found that the M49 Ithaca, Lever Action is also made in single shot. Does it look like the one shown?

    JM
     

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  5. Jagermeister

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    Hre's the blow up and parts list. If you need the disassem, w/photos I have that also.

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    The single shot was first, then they produced it in a lever action repeater. IMHO, neither was worth a counterfeit nickel.

    Jim
     
  7. Crimper-D

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    Hinged block Martini-type action

    I've only seen one being shot = a single shot that was surprisingly accurate at 25 and 50yds. No thing of great beauty, matter of fact, looked plain shoddy, but the targets it was producing were impressively small groups, even using bulk pack Remington HV's.;)
     
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    need part for this model 49

    My dad has this single shot lever action .22 and its engraved with Ted Williams signature on the barrel.

    It doesn't eject the shell after firing, I think the ejector piece is worn down, (not catching the rim of .22 shell) how do I get a replacement part, also, is it easy to replace?
     
  10. ojibweindian

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    My dad gave my son an Ithaca Model 49 this past Christmas. Dad picked it up in the early 60s. It was the first gun I ever shot. Used to take out bottle caps to 30-40 yards with it.

    My son has it now and absolutely loves it.
     
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  12. Little Loudmouth

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    I see I've been beaten to the punch!

    I have one of these rifles, (points down to siggy) and they are darn fun little guns.
     
  13. rustymaggot

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    help needed

    i cannot figure out how to disassemble the pivot pin on mine. i have it completely disassenbled exept for the block is still in cause the pivot pin wont come out. i cannot get my new firing pin into it withour removing the block. anyone know how that comes apart?
     
  14. hogsl4y3r

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    I have a ithaca m49 single shot I just got the parts to fix it and now I need more parts but I dont know what there called so if anyone has info on the take down please let me know
     
  15. moewadle

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    Rusty Maggot to answer your question

    there is a book out with a title something like "Disassembly and Assembly of .22 rimfire Rifles." Instructions for the Ithaca 49 are included. This gun can be damaged if not disassembled correctly. I believe the pivot pin drives out from the left to the right of the gun but I do not know for sure.

    These are wonderful little guns but the failure to eject is common one with all these models and the firing pin often broke. Dry-firing them can peen the entrance to the chamber and cause problems with ejection so check that out also.

    I believe the Model 49 single-shot came out in late 1961 and was sold by Ithaca until about 1978. Savage Arms made a very similar gun that came out in about 1976 and was made for about 7 years and was called the Model 89. The person above mentioned having a Ted Williams signature model which, of course, was one made for Sears by Ithaca but without the phony magazine tube.

    The earliest models of the Ithaca actually were made with walnut wood but this changed to grey ash (or is it elm) according to a gunsmith who told me he worked for Ithaca for 28 years.

    The repeater was the Model 49R and was apparently a terrible product and dropped not long after it started being sold. Then Ithaca contracted to make a lever repeater called the Model 72 which was a good gun as far as I know. I think Erma Werke in Germany made that one.

    The Model 49 also became available in 22 Magnum. You can tell the magnums without reading the barrel roll because they have a white spacer between the butt plate and butt stock.
     
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    New member here, found this site on google. I still have a Model 49, the first firearm I ever owned, but I can't figure out how to remove the barrel. Is it pressed in or does it have locking lugs? I shot so many shorts in mine when I first got it (they were much cheaper) that I've fouled the seating and I'd like to get it reamed out. Thanks for any help you can give
     
  17. DGT

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    Hi, I am new here. Do you still have the disassembly
    with photos of the Ithaca model 49 .22? If so could you email
    The info to me?

    David@sierracovert.com

    Greatly appreciated either way.
    Dave
     
  18. junior geezer

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    i had a M49 just when they came out. also had a .310 cadet and loved (still do) the martini action. the only time i ever fired the M49 was for a comparison test, .22lr v .22l. fired into michigan ice, a friend insisting the two rounds were identical power-wise. the test changed his mind. afterwards he took the M49 off my hands.
     
  19. kludge

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    Ditto this.
     
  20. moewadle

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    The book title to look for

    is RIMFIRE RIFLES ASSEMLY/DISASSEMBLY by J. B. Wood copyright 2006 Gun Digest Books. I bet if you look on Amazon.com it will be found. It that does not work than Google this word ADDallbooks.com and you will get a giant book search engine and if any used book is for sale out there this engine will have it. This book has instructions and photos. It points out that the pins are removed from left to right and installed from right to left....like a standard dovetail sight. Anyway...there is your source. Good luck...I never had the nerve to try it myself and have an Ithaca 49 at a gunsmith right now.
     
  21. Marlinman48414

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    PDF Manual of the Ithac M49

    I have a decent PDF of the parts breakdown but sure could use an owners manual that shows proper disassembly for cleaning and minor gunsmithing work that is needed. I already checked the thread and also the most common sites for parts, etc. Ithaca website doesn't offer a manual without contacting them for it from what i can see. Picture yes, manual, NO.

    If anyone has something to share, I would appreaciate a note back.
     
  22. moewadle

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    Read my post

    right above yours.....is that what you need. Or go to Numrich (Gun Parts) and they should have a diagram of all parts. That is where I got mine. So, you now have the instruction on how to take it apart if you buy the book and a parts breakdown in order to see what it is you need by name. Have a great success.
     
  23. Marlinman48414

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    Probably yes, but I was hoping to get the info today. I am putting this back together this evening but fear I am missing where the bolt plunger pin fits in! It's late and time for a cold one. I used to have an old Numrich book laying around but can't find that either. Thanks!
     
  24. moewadle

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    In the spirit of being helpful

    I am willing to check my book and try to answer one or two questions from the directions. I do not want to do a lot of PMing. My email is moewadle@yahoo.com. Send me an email and I will try to help you tonight. I live in the Central time zone and it is now 10:30 PM but I am enough of a night owl I do not care. I will go downstairs and bring my book up to the computer. Email me at moewadle@yahoo.com. If it was during the day I would give you my phone number so you could phone me. I await your email.
     
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