Make: Ithaca / Erma Werke, West Germany
Serial Number: 73005602
Year of Manufacture: 1973 - 1978
Caliber: .22 WMR
Action Type: Lever Action, Tube Fed.
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked "Model 72 Saddle Gun Cal. .22 WMRF Only - Ithaca Gun Co. Inc. Ithaca N.Y. " The right side of the barrel is marked "Made in West-Germany".
Barrel Length: 18.5"
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a fixed blade on a ramp front sight, and an elevator leaf in a dovetail slot rear sight. The elevator is present.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are wood. There are many dings mars and conmpression marks but no visible cracks or losses. There is a visible 3" gouge / surface scrape on the right side at the wrist. There is a scuff on the right side of the buttstock. The LOP measures approx. 14" from the trigger to the back of the butt plate. The stocks rate in about good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 75% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear and finish loss / thinning at the muzzle, on the top of the barrel in front of the barrel band, and on the bottom of the magazine tube ahead of the forend. The bottom of the receiver shows wear and finish loss ahead of the lever. There is a curious spot of finish loss behind the top tang screw. There is some light wear to the bottom of the lever as well. The Screw heads are sharp and undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about very good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This will make a fun shooting little rifle, especially being in .22 Magnum. The action is smooth and the gun appears well built. This will make a great plinker for hunting camp as well as a great Christmas present for that special grandchild.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun can be transferred in California.
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