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

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  1. bushmaster1313

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    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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    Cool stock job there Bushmaster! :)
     
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    That was one of Ithaca's selling points-weight. I think they were even referred to as featherweights. I' guessing 6-6.5lbs.
     
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    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.
     
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    Weigh it........................
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    I shoot reduced recoil 00 Buckshot and reduced recoil slugs.
    Very manageable recoil, especially the buckshot.
     
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    Best pump I ever carried.
     
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