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Ithaca Model 49 .22 caliber

The M 49 was sold as a tube magazine fed repeater or a single shot with a false tube magazine.


  • Hardwood stock with pressed checkering and hard plastic butt plate.

  • Aluminum receiver.

  • V notch rear sight, stepped wedge adjustable for elevation.

  • Chambered for .22 short, long, and long rifle.

  • Length of pull 13 7/8.

  • Barrel length 18.

  • Over all length 35.            

I finally got to take the Ithaca 49 to the range. I bought the little single shot twenty plus years ago in poor shape as my first project gun while going to Gunsmith school. The rifle has been refinished and the checkering hand cut following the original pressed pattern. Shooting in a twenty-five yard indoor range at paper targets was a challenge for my 53-year-old eyes.

The best group I produced was a five shot inch horizontal string using PMC .22 long rifle target ammunition modified using the Paco ACURZR tool. A group without using the tool was only a fraction larger.  Perforating tin cans in the backyard puts this rifle to better use than shooting paper targets at an indoor range. A combination of lightweight, low recoil, and simple, basic operation makes the Ithaca 49 a good choice for beginners. 


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