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Remington Model 17

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by pwillie, Jul 21, 2013.

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  1. pwillie

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    Spare any knowledge of the Remington Model 17 20 ga.? I have one ,and would like to know the pro's and con's f this John Browning design . Dated 1916 Thanks for any help
     
  2. PabloJ

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    There is nothing wrong with them, but if something breaks spares are made of un-obtainium. If one is looking for classic bottom ejecting pump Ithaca 37 is better choice.
     
  3. PabloJ

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    PS. Unmodified gun of that vintage will have short chamber.
     
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    So,your saying it will shoot 20 ga. 2 3/4 ?
     
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    Light 3/4oz 2&3/4" loads worked fine in 1916 vintage 25" 20ga Model 12 I used to own. The chamber gauge only went in to about 2". Not sure about model 17 since I have never owned one.
     
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    It should be 2-3/4" (the 3" 20 ga. came out decades later). I've heard that some Model 17s were 2-5/8" or 2-9/16" or something like that. I use standard 2-3/4" in mine.
     
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    basically a pre Ithaca 37...
     
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    If Ithaca had not had to wait for Remington's rights to expire, the Model 37 would have been the Model 35.
     
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    Remington first purchased manufacturing rights to John Browning’s 1913 patent on bottom-ejecting pump shotguns, then manufactured it as the Remington Models 17 (20 ga., 1921-33) and 29 (12 ga., 1930-33). This was J.M. Browning’s last pump design. The Model 17 was available in 20 ga. only and weighed 5¼#. Browning’s patent expired in 1932 and Remington discontinued Models 17 & 29 in 1933 in favor of the side-loading Model 31. The Model 31 was known as “the ball bearing repeater” for its smooth action.

    The Ithaca Gun Company introduced a slightly revised version of the Model 17 design in 1937 as the Ithaca Model 37. It contained only slight modifications, such as the addition of a second extractor. Ithaca planned to begin manufacturing in 1933, and the gun was to be named the “Ithaca Model 33 Repeater.”

    Then Ithaca discovered another patent, this one issued to J.D. Pedersen. Surprised earlier by the same patent, Remington had belatedly paid Pedersen a lump-sum fee and a royalty on each bun subsequently produced. Development was halted until the Pedersen patent expired in October 1936. Deliveries of the renamed Ithaca Model 37 began the following year.
     
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