This 16 gauge Ithaca NID was sent for a restock and restoration of its non-factory beavertail forend. The client provided the semi-inletted pistol grip blank. Upon arrival at the shop it was determined that the barrels had been previously hot blued causing loose ribs, top and bottom. The barrels were sent to Giacomo Sporting of Lee Center, NY for relay of the ribs, polish and proper rust blue. While the buttstock was being inletted and shaped, the client decided to have a proper splinter forend made to return the gun to its original configuration. The grip on the inletted blank was a little more full than the normal sweep of the NID Ithaca which ended up complementing the Miller single trigger well. An open-pored, semi-gloss finish was chosen to replicate the original finish and the new stocks were checkered with the early Ithaca Field pattern, 18 lines per inch. The checkering was fully pointed at the client's request. All of the blued parts were polished by Classic Gunstocks and charcoal blued by Turnbull Restoration, Bloomfield, NY.