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Ithaca 37

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Dale B, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Dale B

    Dale B New Member

    Apr 19, 2009
    St. Louis MO
    Hello, I have a chance to pick up a Ithaca model 37 featherweight 12 gauge made in 1954 I checked the serial # w/ -2 for mod. choke. I would say it is in 90+ condition, used very little.The asking price is $225.00 is that a fair price? Not up on pricing shotguns but condition is everything this one is nice. Thanks for the help.

    Dale B.
  2. TranterUK

    TranterUK Guest

    Judging the price from over here, and knowing Ithica 37s, I would grab it.

    Some used to doubt the Ithicas because they use one bar on the slide. There was always the Rem 870 with two. But the Ithicas are really well built and with care will last a lifetime plus.
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  3. GoodOl'12gauge

    GoodOl'12gauge New Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    I love my model 37. Its a featherlight reciever, with a 20 inch smooth bore deer slayer barrel. its never let me down
  4. djrockk@cox.net

    djrockk@cox.net New Member

    Dec 5, 2009
    I have a 1982 ithaca model 37 featherlight, 12 guage, 28 inch barrel, perfect shape. It has ducks engraved on the right side and pheasants on the left. Two questions:
    1. Does this one fire with the trigger held down and work the pump action?

    2. Any idea of the value? Only been shot a few times.
  5. jondar

    jondar New Member

    Mar 2, 2009
    That's about what they are going for on the big auction. I just dug mine out of the cabinet and cleaned it again. Put it back together, worked the action, and thought "what a smooth operator."
  6. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Don't know, but there's an easy way to find out.

    Make sure the gun is empty. Shut bolt, pull trigger, continue to hold trigger back. Work pump, back and forward. Still holding trigger back, try to pull pump back again. If it will come back, then yes, there is no disconnect, and the hammer falls as soon as the bolt locks. If it won't come back, then there is a disconnect, and you have to release the trigger and pull it again, to unlock the bolt.

    Personally, I've never seen the great attraction to that. I've got four guns you can do that with. Winchester 1897 shotgun, Ithaca 37 shotgun, Winchester 1890 22 rifle and a Rossi copy of the Winchester 1890. I know they will all do it, but have no desire to shoot them like that. They were not designed to be shot that way, they were designed without a disconnector because the designer never thought one would be needed.