Ithaca mod 37 featherlight tube question.

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by xcoreyyyx, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. xcoreyyyx

    xcoreyyyx New Member

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    Here is the spring to my ithaca model 37 featherlight tube. They say that I shouldn't bend the spring or stretch it but both ends are coiled so there is no real way to get the 3 shot plug out without bending or stretching it. Any suggestions? Should I just stretch it some and bend it to where I can get the plug out or is there another way? Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. hiwall

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    "bend it to where I can get the plug out"
    Yes, near one of the ends. When done if the spring looks bent, just bend it a little to straighten it.
     

  3. xcoreyyyx

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    Ok, so I got the plug out of the spring now when I rack the gun, it won't fire. I messed with it for a few minutes and it seems to be if I press the action just slightly, it sounds like a spring is being released and it lets me pull the trigger and the gun goes off. Any ideas?
     
  4. xcoreyyyx

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    Took the barrel back off and racked it a few times all with successful trigger pull with the firing pin coming forward. It is like something isn't sitting right after I have removed the plug while the barrel is on. Any ideas?
     
  5. xcoreyyyx

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    After putting the barrel on and taking it back off, I have realized that when the barrel is on, the forearm doesn't slide fully forward like it does when the barrel is off of it.
     
  6. xcoreyyyx

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    I solved it. Something just wasn't sitting right. Took it apart a last time and made sure everything was lining up correctly. Everything is good now.
     
  7. hiwall

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    Looks like you worked all day at that!
    Glad to see it worked out for you. Just like the rest of us, you learn as you go.
     
  8. xcoreyyyx

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    Yessir, I don't give up on trying to fix things. I usually keep going till I can solve it even if it takes hours and hours. I am learning about things slowly but surely. Thanks for checking back in though.
     
  9. HockaLouis

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    Good -- whew. Pic of gun?
     
  10. fmj

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    Glad to read you figured it out...

    as a fellow Ithica 37 lover...(have 2 in the safe)

    yes, lets see this 37...old? new? details man, DETAILS!!
     
  11. xcoreyyyx

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    Its a pretty clean looking gun. I took it out on Wednesday and it is quite fun to shoot. It has the slamfire feature which I played around with quite a bit ans wasted quite a few shells just screwing around with it on absolutely nothing. Fun little gun.
     

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    ^^
    They are quite fun to shoot. I was just loving the slamfire on it. Refer to last post for pictures.
     
  13. fmj

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    thanks!!

    That is a very clean looking looking 37..it must be a new(er) one judging by the serial number. But its not one of the reissue pieces of crap as its a slam fire.

    They quit making them some years back...then they started re-issuing the 37 again a couple years ago but not slam fire style.
     
  14. xcoreyyyx

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    ^^
    Do you have slamfire on yours? If not then you are missing out so much. I got so carried away with it. I am going to have to pick up more with slamfire even though it is quite a waste of shells but oh well. I will spare a few just for the fun of it. It is quite clean but the tube is alittle scratched up under the forearm but is only visible when the forearm is slid back. Oh well its very clean otherwise.
     
  15. fmj

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    Yep...one is low 6 digit serial number the other is low 5 digit. One was made in 1946 the other in 1948. Both are VERY well used (loved) and show it....they have killed MANY a pheasant, rabbit and partridge.

    Might get some pics and post up later.
     
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  16. xcoreyyyx

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    ^^
    Yeah, those would be nice to see if you get the chance.
     
  17. fmj

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    here you go corey...

    The 1948 model
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    the 1946 model....(my dad in his infinite wisdom decided to redo the stock and foregrip :confused:)
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  18. xcoreyyyx

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    I like them. I don't like the gloss look of the redone stock but I do like the actual wood. Is that one of the choke attachments on the second one? I was thinking about ordering one but I didn't know if it was all that worth it.
     
  19. HockaLouis

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    Nice arm, and the poly-chokes are great IMO. I don't blame Dad for re-doing the stock on that BTW -- that's some wood! Unlike...
     

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    I would love to redo mine. also, on both of yours, is there a small grippad practically under where a pistol grip would be? Like if you cut most of your back stock off is there a pad that would sit under the end of that? Because it looks like mine may have had a pad but there isnt one there now? If you need pictures let me know. There is like some number where it looks like the pad should sit.