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Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Parke1, Oct 19, 2006.

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  1. bushmaster1313

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    Ithaca 37 R Question

    Does anyone have any information regarding the serial numbers of pre-war Ithaca 37R's.

    I have the opportunity to purchase an Ithaca 37R with a serial number of 33073.

    How do you tell if an Ithaca 37 is a first year?

    Any information would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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  2. gunut

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    sounds like a 1940 gun....
     
  3. bushmaster1313

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    Ithaca 37-R question

    Thanks.

    I see that your answer is consistent with post no. 448.

    How low would a number have to be to be a first year for a 37 or a 37R

    Thanks again.
     
  4. Geneseo1911

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    This page lists serial number ranges by year for all ithaca models.

    http://www.diamondgunsmithing.com/page5/page23/index.html

    To answer a question I had previously, Old style (pre855,000) barrels cannot be made to interchange with new style barrels, and vice-versa, as the threads are different. Ithaca (the new Ithaca) will put an adapter in your old style receiver for about $150 so it will take new barrels, but then it will no longer accept its original barrel. It wasn't clear whether that price included a new barrel.

    I think I'm going to send my original barrel off to be threaded for screw in chokes.
     
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    Looking for the born on date for this 20 gauge M37

    ULT-371672xxx

    Anybody know where I could get a replacement Sid Bell cap? Mines missing from the grip.
     
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  8. One in 66

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    Looking for the born on date for this 20 gauge M37

    TO: DOC HOLLIDAY

    A few posts back somebody posted a s/n chart, your 20 ga. is a '79 according to that info.



    By the way, if any of you more knowledgeable members see this... I put up a question that may have been put it in the wrong place for an answer.
    Why are 1975 model serial numbers prefixed with 38 (like mine) then go back to 37 the year after? And what is the significance of this? Thanks and sorry if I'm mis-using the thread.
     
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  9. patnconway

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    12 ga M87 barrel

    I am looking at buying an M87 which, my understanding, is an M37 produced in the 80s
    It is is fairly good shape, needs to be oiled, and the barrel needs to be re-blued
    it is equipped with a flash arrestor, which i have never seen on a shotgun, i was curious if anyone had any thoughts on them
    More importantly however, the barrel has a slight upward curve. It is rather gradual, and seems to be constant throughout the entire barrel, suggesting it was manufactured that way, rather than damaged
    Does anyone know for certain whether or not this barrel is damaged?

    Additionally, they want 120 bucks for it, might this be worth buying anyway, if i could locate a straight barrel, especially if i could talk them down?

    I appreciate the help
     
  10. coldshot

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    Hello all,
    I have a Model 37, Featherlight ,16 gage 28 inch barrel sweetie, that my dad gave a long time ago. the SN# is 869884 I was curious about the year of manufacture, and if the stocks are the same on the current production models this gun fits me better than any of my winchesters, and I shoot much better with it.
     
  11. One in 66

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    To Patnconway and coldshot

    Patnconway: any barrel that looks curved better be a paintball gun. I would steer clear. I'm no expert but I've been around all kinds of firearms for 30 years and no barrel should have a curve. This Thread is 2 years old and there is tons of information, please feel free to start at the top and read down. The Ithaca education is at your mouse button.

    Coldshot: as previously mentioned a s/n chart was posted a few pages back where you can age your shoot'n iron, have a look. See post dated 11-12-08 from member "Dos"
    This was deleted because it is copyrighted information, it was a scan from a book, not his own research or found generically on the web.



    " I carry a gun 'cause a cop is too heavy"
     
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  12. cindynles

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    Born on Date for 12 gauge S/N 637220

    Does anyone know what the manufacture year for an Ithaca 37, 12 gauge, 2 3/4" only, S/N 637220 on receiver, S/N 637220-2 on barrel? The link a few posts up cuts off at 1953.
     
  13. gunut

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    1956...the -2 on the barrel equates to modified choke
     
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    Hello, I was wondering if I could get the year of Manufacture for my Deerslayer?
    Serial #371597503 . Thank You
     
  15. gunut

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    .......
     
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    1976/77
     
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    year?

    1976/77
     
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    1976/77
     
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the quick reply Gunut. Out of curiosity, how do you find the date of manufacture based on the S/N?
     
  20. nickstamper

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    got an ithica need to figure out when it was made 422527 model 37
    can anyone help out
     
  21. Black_Talon

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    1952.
     
  22. SIDBOWLES

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    DOB

    Ithaca model 37 Deerslayer Police Special S/N 371628248
    DO YOU KNOW THE DOB?
    ALSO I THINK IT HOLDS 4+1
    I WAS JUST GIVEN IT TODAY.
    CAN I CHANGE IT TO HOLD MORE?
     
  23. Black_Talon

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    1977.

    Yes, 4+1. Can't be changed without a butt-load of work, given that the mag tube lug is soldered on to the barrel.
     
  24. Brukno

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    Can anybody tell be when my 37 was made? Serial # 148020
     
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    1947.
     
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