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1876 winchester antique rifle 45-60 – Auction Armory Worlds Largest  Firearm and Outdoor Network

I know where there's a Winchester 1876 if any of you fellas need a 45/60........it's a couple thousand dollars......



















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I'm interested in the Ithaca. What are the details??
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The details are: I'm going to buy it this morning.   Smile
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Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight 12 Gauge | Minot, ND


Well, I'm not an Ithaca historian but over the past fifty years I have learned a few things about their evolution and how to date them.


Back in the Old Days the shotguns had cut checkering....field guns had corncob forearms and fancy skeet and trap models had checkered forearms. Serial numbers were out of sight on the front edge of the receiver near the breech. The early guns from 1937 till maybe the late 50s (?) could be slam-fired but later on they added a trigger cut-off. 

Around 1964 Ithaca began using Raybar plastic beads and sights. Pinkish-orangish plastic day-glo stuff. So that can date stuff.

Around 1965 they started doing the pressed-on checkering thing which really turned me off (Like Remington and Winchester were doing...)

Later on in the 70s they went back to cut checkering but kept the same ribbon-style checkering pattern. Serial numbers were now on the side of the receiver. I think they started doing that in the early sixties. 

Old models had Sunburst recoil pads. 

Shotgunworld.com • Early Ithaca 37 Value (pics)...

Here's a fancy one with lots of checkering and a Sunburst pad. No serial on right side of receiver. Obviously an old Slam-fire one! 

The one I saw on Friday is (I think) a mid-sixties one. It's got cut checkering on the pistol grip but it's got the Big Grooved forearm....Sunburst pad, plain barrel---no rib---but the Raybar sight. It's also got the serial on the right side of the reveiver for all to see. So I figure it's a pre-pressed on checkering model from like 1964. It's in great shape. Easily 90%. 







 

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Ten years ago I had an old slam-fire Ithaca from like 1948....but I sold it like an ass.....

12 Ga. Ithaca Model 37 Pump Action Shotgun Roll Engraved Mfd 1949 C&amp;R Ok  For Sale at GunAuction.com - 10436897




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I would love an Ithaca 37 to compare with my BPS
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Ithaca model 37 Featherlight 12 ga Pump Action

Well, I just went down to the gun store and put that Ithaca on layaway. Holy crap! I had a real good look at it this morning! It's 98% perfect! Unbelievable! A tiny bit of blue wear on the magazine tube on the right side only! Otherwise it's like brand new! The wood is perfect...not a scratch!

They wanted $479 for it. I couldn't pass it up or it would have been gone in another two days. 


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Looks exactly like this! 12 Ga....2 3/4" only.....Mod Choke.....Wonderful....just what I would want! Spotless! 


Ithaca model 37 Featherlight 12 ga Pump Action

Here's a picture and you can see the pressed-on checkering.  But the one I bought has cut checkering on the pistol grip.  





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Whoa!!!   

I just had a brain wave and checked the serial number on the Internet!!!  Bucky    1963    Big Grin

https://ithacagun.com/serial-numbers/



Whoa! 

I just read that the Ithaca M 37 could slam-fire up until 1975!!   Bucky  Holy mackerel!  I did good!    







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