YEAR SERIAL NUMBER YEAR SERIAL NUMBER YEAR SERIAL NUMBER, 1914 246892 to 246895 1922 400000 to 400014 1945 WW II, 1915 to 255000 1923 to 400055 1946 to 402797, 1916 to 273400 1924 to 400195 1947 to 402833, 1917 to 278500 1925 to 400473 1948 to 402898, 1918 to 279000 1926 to 400874 1949 to 403222, 1919 to 306000 1927 to 401181 1950 to 403406, 1920 to 306800 1928 to 401591 1951 to 403657, 1921 to 344100 1929 to 402006 1952 to 403749, 1922 to 344200 1930 to 402331 1953 to 403923, 1923 to 344215 1931 to 402464 1954 to 404088, Were reserved for undefined specials 81900 - 82499. A slamfire is a premature, usually unintended discharge of a firearm that occurs as a cartridge is being loaded into the chamber. As a final note (perhaps!) The New York City Police Department used 2 versions of the Model 37: one with a 13" barrel with forend hand-strap for its Emergency Service Unit and one with an 18" barrel for its Highway Patrol and solo patrol officers of designated low-crime precincts through a short-lived program spanning from the late 1970s to early 1980s. It was one of the streamlined hammerless (internal hammer) designs that soon took over the pump-action shotgun world. The gun is in almost new condit, Smith & Wesson Model 37 Airweight, chambered in .38 Special. [7] $75 for insured shipping Layaway available No sales or shipping to California, Hawaii, Ne, SALE PENDING JOEY D. 11/24/22 Used only by a little old lady on her way home from Church!We'll not quite but in exceptional hardly used condtion for a 73 yr old shotgun. The 37s that were at the competitions NEVER worked under the restraints required by the times in order to be competitive. The Model 37 Featherlight has commonly been seen in the hands of farmers and hunters in the midwestern United States. Comes with original box. Receiver and bore are in excellent condition. Free Shipping, No, selling a model 37 pump 16 ga, nice condition thtoughout, persumably original finish, tight action. All Rights Reserved, Slam fire memories with the Ithaca M37 pumpgun (VIDEO). Copyright 2000-2023, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Choke. It probably came about because they were going to law enforcement and military. nice engraving. I would check with Les Hovencamp of Diamond Gunsmithing in Ithaca, NY. The company changed hands again in the mid 90s, which changed the name of the pump gun back to the Model 37, and moved Ithaca Gun Co. LLC to Upper Sandusky, Ohio, where it remains today, turning out high quality Model 37s, 1911s and several variants of a high-grade rifle. Other than the name change, it was the same gun. Stupidly I didn't get the serial number. I have a 1973 Ithaca Model 37 and have never tried to slam fire it,so I do not know if it will slam fire or not.Guess sometime I should try it and find out. This, a "slamfire" is an inadvertent discharge due to (usually) a stuck firing pin or inertial pin. The Model 97, as it was later known, became the most popular shotgun in the country. Very good, some finish wear, small nicks and scratches. JavaScript is disabled. WESTERN ARMS MODEL LONG RANGE DOUBLE GUNS. Fawcett, Bill. They used the Remington Model 17 as their model and made modificationssuch as simplifying and cost-saving alterations of the firing pin and ejection mechanism, the work of Ithaca designer Harry Howland in 1931[2]while waiting for related patents to expire. When Leroy Smith died in 1902, he left his share of the company to his son, Louis, who for 17 years was Ithacas only salesman. The Remington Model 17 has a disconnect system much like what semi-autos have. After gearing for production of their new shotgun as the Ithaca Model 33 in 1933, Ithaca discovered a Pedersen patent that would not expire until 1937, and production had to be delayed. The short stroke and very solid sound and feel of the Ithaca action is a delight to me; it is claimed to be unsurpassed by any pump gun in this regard. "Shooter-grade" 37s can still be had in the $200 range. The second sear (if present) is part of the slide release and it release's he hammer if the trigger is held back. Come join the discussion about optics, hunting, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! Ithaca 37 Featherlight Slide Shotgun 12ga, Ithaca 37 Featherlight 16ga 2 3/4" Shells 28"bbl Shotgun W/ Scope MFG 1970, Ithaca 37 Featherweight Slide Shotgun 12ga, Ithaca 37 Featherlight Deerslayer Slide Shotgun 20ga, Ithaca Model 37 Defense 12ga. Otherwise, the Model 37 operates in much the same way as other pump-action shotguns; with the exception that, unlike most pump-action (and semi-automatic) long arms - which usually eject expended shells to one side, usually the right - the Model 37 ejects them downward, through the aforementioned loading/ejection port. In the 1960s, changes began to occur at the company. What to know about the classic Ithaca Model 37 pump-action shotgun: The pump-action shotgun has been the favorite choice of many American hunters for well more than a century. . From the information that I have read, all of the gun companies started putting disconnecters on the trigger groups of pumps in 1975 by request of the ATF. I understand they eventually "fixed" the slam fire feature and I'm wondering if there's anyway to tell. Many shooters prefer the sighting plane of a single-barrel shotgun. i have read that models after 1977 can not be slam fired. Mine is a 12g. Manufactured in 1962. *Interchangeable barrels began with serial number 855000. .Serial Number: 371659823. strong>ITHACA MODEL 37 DEERSLAYER 12GA BARREL 20 iNCH SMOOTH BORE. It also jammed right out of the box and for the same reason : Problem : When the gun is fired and the spent casing is expelled, two more rounds slide out of the mag at the same time. A forum community dedicated to Shotgun owners and enthusiasts including the Remington, Beretta, and Mossberg shotguns brands. It jammed from the first day he used it. Reddit and its partners use cookies and similar technologies to provide you with a better experience. Nice factory ithacagun pad.14in lop. Ithaca M-37 12 ga. (1949 . Manufactured in 1970. They then knurled the end of the barrel so you would have to pull down on the spring loaded barrel to load, often placing the butt end on the ground and if those old paper shells got stuck or your hand slipped the gun would go off. Synthetic stock and slide forearm. $375 USD. This feature gave the gun a solid receiver that protected it from the elements and prevented twigs or other debris from getting into the action. He worked his way up to become president of the company and later was mayor of the city of Ithaca, New York. Chamber marked 2 3/4", choke marked improved cylinder, and 13 1/2" LOP. I'm no authority. However, due to interruptions of civilian gun production during the First World War, it was 1921 before Remington could begin manufacture of the new gun. The slide release is pressed and the slide retracted completely then pushed forward. Smith & Wesson Model 586: Reviewing A .357 Revolver With Class. Used. VENT RIB. Hold the trigger back and you can go through the entire magazine by pumping the action. Free Shipping, No Credit Card Fees. And here I thought it was probably contracted by the CIA for some black op. How can I tell if an Ithaca Model 37 is a slam fire model? He was Ithaca's head gunsmith for years before he retired. It's a "newer" "old" 37 with a SN of MAG - 870042xxx and it did come without the two carrier screw locking screws. This was free of charge and, while exact numbers arent available, many Model 1893 owners took advantage of the offer. The one I have was made in 1928. How slam-firing works with the Ithaca model 37 26,604 views Dec 20, 2012 A video I made since my shotgun was already apart. General Recreation again filed for bankruptcy in 1985. Stocks and fore-ends have laser-cut checkering and a nice red/brown stain, which brings out the grain of the fancy walnut. still not convinced slam fire was military driven. This 8-shot pump shotgun has a 20" barrel chambered 3 inches. I wanted one so bad for a while. The Model 37 had the slam fire from day one, and was discontinued in the late 70's. Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests. In the case of the Ithaca Model 37 shotgun, if you hold the trigger down while you continue to rack the weapon, it will fire without you having to let go of the trigger. The first new shell lands onto the guide arms like it should. By rejecting non-essential cookies, Reddit may still use certain cookies to ensure the proper functionality of our platform. A spring then forces the bolt forward again, and in the process a fresh round is stripped out of the magazine. A slightly used but still functional Ithaca Model 37 DS Police Special provides a great afternoon of fun down at Demolition Ranch. Good. Manufactured in 1978. This was a big lie, as my son had sent his back twice. barrel is modi, Excellent condition, light wear and handling marks. Buyers beware : My son bought a brand new, in the box, model 37 Featherlight 16 ga. pump from an Ithaca dealer in or around 2012-13. Unique serial number sequences were established for special edition and commemorative Model 37 and Model 87 guns. ITHACA MODEL 37 FEATHERLIGHT. This is not John Waynes revolver it is a modern work of art! The "slamfiring" is done with a second sear in the trigger group. NY: Avon Books, 1995. When the face of the bolt hits the head of the chamber, unless there is a spring around the pin to retard its movement, inertia causes the firing pin to continue forward until it is stopped on the primer of the round. 1. Ithaca Model 37 Slam fire * 12 Ga * 2 3/4 chamber * Barrel length 26" * Front bead sight * No interstate sales tax This Ithaca is in used condition, The finish is worn is a few places. Here's a 1971 Ithaca model 37, the last popular firearm to offer slamfiring as a feature. Chamber marked 2 3/4", choke marked improved cylinder, 14" LOP. Came late in life to shooting but is making up for lost time Well, the slam fire feature goes all the way back to the Winchester 97. After loading the shells into the magazine and pressing the slide release located in the forward part of the trigger guard, rack the slide and push it forward, loading the chamber. Ithaca Model 37 serial numbers/dates of manufacture, Re: Ithaca Model 37 serial numbers/dates of manufacture, Powered by UBB.threads PHP Forum Software 7.7.5. Other users include the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and various military, police, and security agencies and prisons around the world. 3" chamber ,satin wood and metal. Serial# 371432854 12 Gauge, This is a very nice Trap Model Ithica Model 37 that is 98% and has a ventilated rib wit center bead and the trademark day glow front sight and factory recoil pad. Out of stock. . I think the other page got jumbled at that point because of the four asterisk situation described at the bottom of the page. The Ithaca 37 remains a popular choice among civilians for both sport and personal protection. Ithaca ~ 37 Featherlight ~ 16 Ga. GI#: 102229390. vent rib barrel with 4 choke tubes and wr, ITHACA MODEL 8700 12GA 3 INCH MAG DEERSLAYER RIFLED BORE. K-Mart Classics: Remingtons Nylon Rimfires Engineered To Last. The Rise Of The Model 37 Meanwhile, the Ithaca Gun Company wanted to get into the slide-action shotgun business. Lay-a-, The Ithaca Model 37 is one of the original classic shotguns along with the Remington Models 31, and 870, and the Winchester Models 1897 and 1912. The Best Gun Going) Gauge: 12, chambered for 2 3/4" Shells. . Free Shipping, No Credit Card Fees. John Browning used to work for Winchester and they designed the first auto rifles. America has been called a nation of riflemen, and those who learned how to shoot with a rifle are likely to be more comfortable sighting down the rib of a shotgun with one barrel. Much of the data presented for the Model 37 guns came from microfilm copies of Ithaca shipping records on file at the National Tracing Offices of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and from microfiche copies of invoices from the 1980 era that were found at the Ithaca factory. Key: Admin , Global Mod , Mod My Ithacas will slam fire as well. This rare variation is very popular with collectors. Thanks again! Magazine capacity: 4+1. The buttstock is uncheckered walnut, finished off with a nicely ground, black Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad. Epic 22 Pocket Pistol: The Beretta 71 Jaguar. Then as the shell is lifted up toward the chamber, another shell slides out of the magazine under the guide arms preventing closing of the bolt face. The Ithaca Model 37 started life in 1937 in Ithaca, NY. This pump-action, bottom-ejecting shotgun is available in a number of configurations. The largest single users outside the US Military were the New York City Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department. As an addendum to my previous opinion, I have now got a copy of the 1942 US army ww2 shotgun handbook ref. Ithaca soon established itself as a major player in the firearms history. The Model 87 data came from the serial number records of the Ithaca Acquisition Corporation. The new value of an ITHACA 37 shotgun has risen $138.11 dollars over the past 12 months to a price of $1,117.44 . Nobody builds on model 12s because parts are getting scarce and you need to really understand them when tweaking them. As such, its value would be around $400. Learn how your comment data is processed. Barrel Choke: Cylinder Choke .730. Solid gun. the big difference is that slam-fire version is fully auto, less accurate, and only has the illusion of slam-firing. The original Ithaca Gun Co. of Ithaca, New York, was founded in 1883 and went out of business in 2005 (though a new company operates under the same name in Ohio). Hunters & Shooters, An Oral History of the U.S. Navy SEALS in Vietnam. barrel, J-frame, blue finish, barrels a. All 3 have the slam fire feature. If not, when did it appear and it what gun? For those of you who arent familiar with the term slamfire, let me enlighten you before you watch the video. At that point, Ithaca was no longer a gun company. The Dawn Of The Pump That first successful pump-gun was the Winchester Model 1897, which was an improved variant of the Model 1893. Loading the Ithaca 37 involves inserting shotshells of the proper gauge through the loading/ejection port in the bottom of the receiver and pushing them forward into the magazine until retained by the shell stop. 3% charge on credit card purchase. Gas-operated actions are dirtier due to the burnt powder that accumulates and they generally require more maintenance and cleaning. It, too, was based on a John Browning design. Following the First World War, the Ithaca Gun Company sought to produce a pump-action shotgun to compete with the ubiquitous Winchester Model 1912. Year of Manufacture:. One was the slab sided, bottom ejecting receiver. The 1893 was caught between two eras in firearms history, the end of black powder and the beginning of smokeless powder. Well known for its line of high-quality side-by-side doubles, the company saw a bright future for the less expensive pump models. The Inland M 37 is based on the original Ithaca Model 37 Trench Gun which was a variation of the Browning Model 17 and features the following: Gauge: .12 gauge / 3" Chamber. Still perfectly legal to make a slam fire pump shotgun, it's just not cost effective. Do not know if it would hunt the shotgun or not.My guess would be most likely no, unless it were done alot. With all of the moving parts needed to make a 97 work properly, I can't imagine it was an accident. Finally, in 1937 Ithaca was able to bring the Model 37 to the market. REDFIELD SCOPE INCLUDED. When I dress Western, nothing beats the classic good looks of my Smith & Wesson (S&W) 586 .357 revolver. ENDED - $675.00. This gun is chambered in 12ga. I bought it in '73, so it was fresh off the line. Richard Anthony @ Great American Outdoors, Pay Attention As Scott Says: This Isnt Your Grandpas .300 Win Mag, Scott Introduces Bill to Teach Students the Dangers of Communism, Here You GoThe LA BOMBA A 12ga Exploding Shotgun Slug, AOC Tries to Blame Staff Member for Ethics Violation. After World War II, Ithaca resumed production of the Model 37. Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Many sporting arms ceased production entirely during the same period. During World War II, the government contracted with Ithaca to produced 1911A1 pistols, and at one time the company was making more than 2,000 pistols per day. In 1937, it was released as the Ithaca 37. However, law enforcement agencies could order new guns with the slam fire if desired.The Ithaca 37 (or Model 37) is a pump-action shotgun made in large numbers for the civilian, military, and police markets. Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests. The Ithaca 37 (or Model 37) is a pump-action shotgun made in large numbers for the civilian, law enforcement and military markets. Classic Ithaca pump shotgun, 26" Ribbed barrel with improved cylinder choke, 2 3/4" chamber, case colored reciever with engraved game scen, This Ithaca Model 37 is a right hand pump action shotgun in 12 Ga. He had patented a pump shotgun in 1915 that was somewhat radical because its ejection and loading port was located beneath the receiver. The Model 37 pictured is a late-production 30 " -barreled, 12-ga. example that is unmodified and appears to be unfired. 1942 per the page above. Model: 37 Featherlight. please call text or mess, Ithaca Model 37 12ga. Very good plus overall condition, a few light abrasions. Ithaca model 37 feather light. The used value of an ITHACA 37 shotgun has risen $18.72 dollars over the past 12 months to a price of $582.38 . I think it started with an 8, Scan this QR code to download the app now. Length of pull: 13 3/4" Chamber: 2 3/4" Guns International Sellers Terms and, 26" Mod, Solid Rib, Pad has been replaced 13 3/8" Lop, Wood shows handling marks Nothing Bad, 97% Blue, Shiney Bore, Buyer pays 50.00 shipping Pa residents add 6% sales tax, Price is for che, Designed by John Moses Browning, and originally manufactured in 1937, the Model 37 Featherlight has stood the test of time, providing generations of sportsmen with a reliable firearm for all types of, Ithaca model 37 Ultra-Featherlight 20ga with 25" vent rib barrel fixed modified choke 2 3/4" chamber. Production paused in 2005 when Ithaca once again changed hands. The next pump gun to give both the Model 12 and the 97 serious competition was the Ithaca Model 37. 2nd Attempt here, first was wiped out during submission? Modern CNC technology means that the machined parts are made more precisely than ever. BEAUTIFUL COND.NONE NICER,COMPARE. The butt stock is a checker, SALE PENDING JOE D NJ 12/10/22LAYAWY 2D OF 2 ***BARN FIND !!!! 1905 (32 and 35 cal) 1907 (351 cal) 1910 401 (cal) Then Browning had a tiff over Winchester wanting to make an auto shotgun and told Winchester that he held the patents on the design and left the company to start his own. There is so much wrong with that guy's gun handling, I don't even know where to begin. This means the gun would fire as fast as the. Remington's Nylon 66 semi-automatic .22 LR rifles have grown from 1950s bargain buys to 21st century collectors darlings. Year of Manufacture: . Ithaca M-87 Featherlight Deerslayer 20 ga. An oddity of the firearm that has some combat value is the lack of a disconnector. The original Ithaca 37 allowed the operator to hold the trigger down causing the shotgun to fire as each round was "slammed" into the chamber. My older Ithaca is capable of slamfiring. I've only done this on target loads. PUMP SHOTGUN, CIRCA 1981. 3% Credit Card Processing Fee will apply. Stay in the know. Shows how the Ithaca model 37 slam fires. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards. 12 Gauge pump action shotgun with 20" barrel, full length mag tube, pistol grip, sling swivels and folding stock. ITHACA MODEL 37 DEERSLAYER 12GA BARREL LENGTH 20 INCH OVER ALL METAL AND WOOD RATES 97% MECHANICS PERFECT. It probably came about because they were going to law enforcement and military, but that is conjecture. md yx pa qb vq ig ay . Make: Ithaca. A ll rights reserved,, copyrighted , no material with in this document may be copied or distributed in any way without the expr ess written permission of the author , Walter Claude Snyder . Ithaca triggers. Free Shipping, No Credit Card Fees. It was designed to be used only with black powder, and after it was on the market for a short time, Winchester had John Browning beef up the receiver and make several internal changes to enable the gun to handle the smokeless propellants higher pressures. AN ITHACA GUN COMPANY 37 DS POLICE SPECIAL shotgun is currently worth an average price of $1,060.27 used . ITHACA MODEL 37 ULTRA FEATHERLIGHT 20 GAUGE 20GA. I have one made in 1975 that is a 20ga and another made in 1977 coming in 12 ga. Any of these that came to the factory for service were converted back to the original shell stops at no charge. Thanks Donald. *** Approximately 67 King Ferry Models were made. At one time, there were predictions that the autoloader would someday replace the pump gun. Ithaca's Model 37 has served alongside soldiers and police officers for decades, and the current Defense Gun variant brings classic looks with modern manufacturing technology. Out of stock. I do know the 1975 will slam fire not sure about the 1977 yr or model. Out of production since 1975, the Model 37 is now back and every bit as mean-looking and effective as it was in the jungles of Vietnam, where it was effective to 75+ yards with 000, 00, and #4 . Gold bead front sight. MADE IN ITHACA NEW YORK BLUE AND METAL EXCELLENT WOOD HAS JUST A FEW LIGHT HANDLING MARKS ON BUTT STOCK MECHANICS PERFECT. I have done it and it is fun but I have never found it of any real use. When the action go's into lockup the slide release moves to lock the slide holding the acton closed. Thanks! Do think it could cause any damage to the gun though if I do that fast enough? Action: Manual Pump, Bottom Load & Ejection. The decision was made to wait until the patent for the Model 17 expired in 1933, at which time Ithaca would introduce a new bottom-ejection slide-action to be known as the Model 33. I have one made in 1975 that is a 20ga and another made in 1977 coming in 12 ga. . The used value of an ITHACA GUN COMPANY 37 DS POLICE SPECIAL shotgun has fallen $0.00 dollars over the past 12 months to a price of $1,060.27 . Checkered walnut stock and beavertail forend. Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight 16ga.,28" Modified,Take down,Made in 1969,Excellent Condition. CLICK ON PICS TO ENLARGE.CK OU, Excellent plus overall condition. Weights are listed at 7.6 pounds for the 12 gauge, 7.4 pounds for the 16, 6.8 pounds for the 20, and 6.1 pounds for the 28 gauge. This means that if you hold the trigger down while cycling the action, the weapon will fire as soon as the slide reaches the full forward limit of travel, without need for releasing and pulling the trigger for each shot. A shot in the dark, so to speak, perhaps to achieve, with a manual action, (known reliability) parity in respect of rates of fire with the emerging self- loaders..? 12 Ga, ITHACA MODEL 37 FEATHERLIGHT PUMP 12 GAUGE 3 MAGNUM CAMO SHOTGUN. Privacy Policy. Like most of the old-line gunmakers of the 19th century, Ithaca has an interesting and complicated history. Classic Browning Light Twelve Auto-5 Review: Busting Clays With the Old Humpback Shotgun. There are several different types of semi-auto actions, but all have a more complicated operating system that can be more troublesome than a pump. The standard, introduced in around 1975 until current and the fire interrupter introduced around 1976 predominantly for LE use. The original Ithaca Gun Co. of Ithaca, New York, was. What year or serial # range did the mod 37 stop being able to slam fire?

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