How much do you think this Ithaca Model 37 Riot Weighs?


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bushmaster1313
March 3, 2013, 10:00 PM
1956 12 gauge Ithaca 37
Barrel cut to 18.5 inches.
Stock cut to 12.5 LOP to end of pad:


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6 lbs 2.5 ounces
Could not be more perfect for me.

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Milkmaster
March 4, 2013, 07:10 AM
Cool stock job there Bushmaster! :)

Messenger Guard
March 4, 2013, 07:37 AM
That was one of Ithaca's selling points-weight. I think they were even referred to as featherweights. I' guessing 6-6.5lbs.

jaguarxk120
March 4, 2013, 08:24 AM
My 1957 Gun Digest lists the Ithaca Featherweight as 6 1/2 pounds in 12 gauge.

But thats with a 28 inch barrel and a 14 inch stock, with your barrel and stock shortened a guessamate would be just under 6 pounds.

That should make it very fast handling in close quarters.

303tom
March 4, 2013, 08:28 AM
Weigh it........................

bushmaster1313
March 4, 2013, 08:11 PM
I did.
6 lbs 2.5 ounces, as reported at the bottom of my first post.
I think the walnut of the stock is relatively dense.
And I think the rubber pad adds some weight compared to wood.

barnbwt
March 4, 2013, 09:33 PM
Lookin' good, I'm considering cutting the barrel down on my project gun (feels kinda like a Lahti with the full-length tube at present :D). Gonna see how it does at skeet before chopping, though ;). Adding some weight in the form of a squishy butt pad is a good idea; I can't imagine how hard these featherlights must kick with the factory hard rubber/plastic butts.

TCB

bushmaster1313
March 4, 2013, 10:49 PM
I shoot reduced recoil 00 Buckshot and reduced recoil slugs.
Very manageable recoil, especially the buckshot.

2zulu1
March 5, 2013, 02:42 AM
Best pump I ever carried.

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