I am interested in opinions about the Ithica Model 37 shotgun. There seems to be absolutely nothing out there about this shotgun. I am left-eye dominant and don't want ejecta crossing my field of vision. I know that there are several left eject shotguns out there but I would like to explore all the options.
The "Ithaca" model 37 is the sweetest shooting slug gun i've ever had the pleasure of owning. Bottom ejection makes it perfect for either rightys or leftys. I have a 30 year old 20 gauge with a 20 inch smooth bore slug barrel, so i just use rifled slugs. Sabots would be a waste of money without a rifled barrel. Still it throws a slug out to 100 yards or so with deadly accuracy. The action is one of the simplest and has fewest parts of any pump gun. I'll take the Ithaca over any other brand. Ithaca's website is ithacagun.com
I have used my 16 ga. model 37 since I started hunting 22 years ago and it has been so good to me. I mainly hunt birds and it's a great upland gun due to it's exceptionally light weight. As previously mentioned it will fire if the trigger is not released when working the action. My dad did have the safety switched to left handed. He had a hard time finding a gunsmith that could do it but the one that did had it done in 5 minutes. That's the only time it has ever been to the gunsmith. I only bought a new gun last year for turkey hunting (Benelli Nova - also had safety switched). I plan on using the model 37 until it breaks or I do. I seem to be wearing out faster.
I inherited a model 37 in 16 GA from my grandfather. It is such a sweet shooter that I've since then bought another 16, a 12 GA and 2 in 20 GA. It is simply the sweetest handling field grade gun available IMHO.
Post by buckeyehunter on Apr 14, 2005 11:52:16 GMT -5
the model 37 is probably the most underrated pump on the market.don't be dismayed by the lack of high performance marketing by other makers as compared to the Ithaca.the Ithaca will hold it's value better in the long run(imo).definately a better gun than the 870 rem anyday ;D.as for it's looks,well,it's not as pretty but makes up for it in performance.
It is by far the most deadly accurate shotgun I have ever shot. The members on this thread are not exagerrating one bit when they say that it is accurate to 100. I gave a buddy of mine a M37 to use on his first hunt ever. He had only shot a firearm a handful of times in his life. He shot a 40 pound pig at 60 yds through the brush and flipped him right over. I shot a huge black pig on the run with it and hit him in the temple. Rottweil Brennekke Slugs and a Model 37 and I'll hunt anything in the world. Well almost anything.
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Post by driftwoodlabs on Jul 12, 2005 7:35:32 GMT -5
My Great-Uncle gave me a Model 37 Featherweight 16 ga. when I was ~8 years old. I've used that gun to shoot my first deer, first squirrel, first rabbit, etc. I still use it today and now my 14 year old son uses it for dove, rabbit, etc. I wouldn't sell it for the world. Smooth, reliable, beautiful and sweet gun. Some day I'll have to part with it, and when I do, two things will be for certain: 1. I'm pushing up daisies 2. My son just inherited an old 16 ga. with engraved ducks and marsh on it.
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