Model: M-66 Super Single
Serial Number: 142965
Year of Manufacture: 1963-1975
Caliber: 12Gauge with 3” Chambers
Action Type: Single Shot Lever Action
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “M-66 Super Single 12 GA.- 3” Chamber / Ithaca Gun Co. Inc., Ithaca, N.Y. - Made In U.S.A. / Proof Tested – Roto Forged” and “Mod.”. The right side of the barrel is marked “P” inside a Roto symbol. The bottom of the receiver is marked “142965”.
Barrel Length: 28”
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a gold bead front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece light colored wood with a beautiful grain. The plain straight grip buttstock has a reddish brown recoil pad with white and black spacers. There are very slight handling marks on both forend and buttstock, but no cracks nor chips. The recoil pad has hardened. It overhangs the stock on both sides, and the mounting screws show slight damage. The LOP measures 14 3/4”. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue Barrel/ Black Receiver
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is a small spot of erosion an inch or so in front of the chamber.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The barrel shows wear at the muzzle. The sides of the receiver show handling marks and wear on the top and bottom edges. There is also a scratch on the left side below the hammer. The receiver in front of the hammer shows wear, as do the edges of the lever. The takedown pins show signs of erosion. The forend screw is slightly damaged. The markings are light. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: An interesting looking single shot shotgun. The wood is beautiful. You can use this for trap or field shooting, but it might be a good idea to replace the recoil pad first if you plan on shooting 3” duck loads.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
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