Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by patchesohulahan, Sep 30, 2012.
If your in Upper Sandusky, Ohio why not go to the Ithaca factory?
Take a look at the Model 37 they have you may like it.
Also, if you go to put a Remington tube extension on it you need a pre 90's barrel bracket because of the longer stand off on your barrel. New barrel brackets have and X stamped into them and the one you need is plain. If you try to use the bracket the tube will be slanted up.
very good old gun.
So, I worked over the 1950 field model Pop bought used and gave me in 1959 or so on a pheasant hunt into a "Serious" shotgun. I used it for 3 gun for a few years, hunted some deer with it and "retired" it to HD duty.
It still runs beautifully.
Cutting the barrel to 18" plus a little, mounting a ramp and bead. Long forcing cone.
Installing a Lyman Peep sans aperture.
Side Saddle and two shot Remington Mag extension w/ clamp.
Police wood stock and forearm with QD stud. Good Rempad, now in need of replacement.
Other than it's a 2 3/4" only gun, it's nigh optimum.
One caveat, this was not near new condition when I began the makeover. On a nigh perfect example of a first year of production 870, I'd leave it alone.
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