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englishpointer 10-26-2012 11:59 PM

What do u all think of the ithica model 37 in 20ga
I went pheasant hunting today and got three nice roosters with mine. I love how lite these old guns are.

Sniper03 10-27-2012 12:15 AM


The Ithaca Model 37 has stood the test of time like the Remington 870 shotgun. They are fine shotguns and also the bottom ejection of the spent case is a great feature. And bird hunting is something I really miss! Use to have two English Setters and hunt pheasants in Northern Indiana. Great times!


c3shooter 10-27-2012 12:18 AM

Ithaca was a great gunmaker. Lousy businessmen, but great gunmakers. Cost of production got away from them, they did not pay the Federal Excise taxes they had piled up, and the tax man shut them down.

onenut58 10-27-2012 12:38 AM

The model 37 was originaly the model 17 remington. Remington was making the model 17 ,25 and 31 at the same time and dropped the 25 and 17. When the pattent rites ran out Ithica took over and made them ever since. being bottom eject they were amerdextrious and being light wieght they have a little more kick but are a pleasant to pack.John Browning designed it.Tthe remingotn model 31 was desighned after it with a side eject.i have been dealing on a nice older one in 12 gauge

englishpointer 10-27-2012 12:41 AM

Does the 12ga have the corncob fore end? Or does it have a fore end with checkering?

chuckusaret 10-27-2012 12:57 AM


Originally Posted by englishpointer (Post 991192)
Does the 12ga have the corncob fore end? Or does it have a fore end with checkering?

I have a 1966 Model 37 and the fore end is the corn cob style.

Old_Crow 10-27-2012 01:00 AM

I like the Ithaca design but I never got on board with them. The bottom eject is great for lefties but it can be pain when reloading on the move. I am trying to catch up to the dog with a Mossberg I know the forearm is back with out looking. We all know once the dog scatters the birds in just a minute he will be pointing singles.

onenut58 10-27-2012 01:16 AM

The one I am dealing on is a seventies vintage with a checkered forend

englishpointer 10-27-2012 01:18 AM

I've never had a problem with the bottom feed trying to reload on the move. When the dogs on point the dogs on point. He won't break until I release him.

englishpointer 10-27-2012 01:20 AM

The checkered fore end is what I have. Very nice, clean looking gun. The gun is deadly when shouldered. Easy to target.

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