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Milsurp Collector
10-03-2011, 8:24 PM
I posted this in the C&R forum but I thought I would post it here too. I bought this Ithaca X5 yesterday (I live in Oregon, no waiting period). It was only $129, less than a Ruger 10/22.

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The Ithaca X5 Lightning was made from 1958 to 1964, so it squeaks in as a C&R. It came in both tube magazine and external magazine versions. The normal stock is plain walnut so this one was fitted with a beautiful flame-maple custom stock at some time. The stock is what sold me.

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cudakidd
10-03-2011, 8:29 PM
Very pretty!

bjl333
10-03-2011, 8:39 PM
Diiiii-aaaammmmmmm!!!! That is one beautiful little rifle!! :wub:

bob7122
10-03-2011, 8:41 PM
you sir, have a nice date to the range. and may i compliment her dress? it is stunning!

78USN98
10-04-2011, 1:52 AM
Nice! I would have jumped all over that, too!

Mail Clerk
10-04-2011, 6:18 AM
Super nice looking rifle or the price! Twenty two rifles are making a come back:-)

Mail Clerk