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Ithaca Model 37

Delmont Sport ShopDelmont Sport Shop Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
edited March 2007 in Ask the Experts
I have acquired 2 Ithaca Model 37s. I would like to know the year each was made, I believe they are from the early 50s. The first serial number is: 18758x and the other is: 18436x. I appreciate any help you can offer.

Thank you,

John

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  • Delmont Sport ShopDelmont Sport Shop Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I saw one of these at the gunshow today for like $317 or $371. I think it said Ithaca Model 37 lightweight or something. I love the classic look but i am curious on to how much its really worth ? any insight.
  • Delmont Sport ShopDelmont Sport Shop Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    shot this used model 37 yesterday for the first time....shell went off and jammed in the barrell...cant pump it to eject the shell, cant get the barrell off either...bought from guy on gun broker that said it had no problems...any suggestions to get the shell out, and, what could have caused this problem in the first place?...bad ejectors?...was using factory winchester 12 guage ammo
  • Delmont Sport ShopDelmont Sport Shop Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Are the stocks for the ithaca model 37 12 ga 16 ga and 20 ga all have
    the same dimensions?THANK FOR ANY HELP.
  • Delmont Sport ShopDelmont Sport Shop Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Did the model 37 Military,riot,trench shotgun have the same butt stock length as the others ?
  • Delmont Sport ShopDelmont Sport Shop Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I just got my old Ithaca superlite model 37 out for a cleaning and realized it seems to "slam fire". I think the old Model 12 Winchesters would also do this. By slam fire, I mean holding the trigger back and cycling the slide it fires when a new shell goes into battery. Am I correct?
  • Delmont Sport ShopDelmont Sport Shop Member Posts: 15 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have an Ithaca model 37 ser# 425XXX can anyone tell me the year it was manufactured? Also there is the number 4 beneath the serial number that I was told designates the barrel choke but what barrel choke would 4 be if this is how Ithaca designates the choking. Any help is appreciated.
  • yearofspideryearofspider Member Posts: 1,657 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Delmont Sport Shop
    I have acquired 2 Ithaca Model 37s. I would like to know the year each was made, I believe they are from the early 50s. The first serial number is: 18758x and the other is: 18436x. I appreciate any help you can offer.

    Thank you,

    John


    Hi John. Both of your M37's were made in 1948.
  • yearofspideryearofspider Member Posts: 1,657 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by jimdeere
    Try www.diamondgunsmithing.com. I'm sending them a 37 for re-blueing.
    Mine's 1458xx.


    jimdeere, yours was made in 1947.
  • rmillrmill Member Posts: 595 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    HEY! What about mine??? It's a 20 gauge ser# 377,6XX? You guys are great!
  • yearofspideryearofspider Member Posts: 1,657 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by rmill
    HEY! What about mine??? It's a 20 gauge ser# 377,6XX? You guys are great!


    rmill, your M37 was made in 1951[:)]
  • rmillrmill Member Posts: 595 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    That's purty cool! Wished I'd known that BEFORE, I coulda had it shipped to my C&R. Good to know now, and thank you!
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