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Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by Glocktrekker, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Glocktrekker


    Jul 6, 2009
    I've been looking for a good HD shotgun and found this Ithaca 37 at my local gunshop- couldn't resist- great combination of "tactical" and old-school! Came with ghost ring night sights and a poly choke! Serial number starts with 3715 so after researching it looks like it's from the early to mid '70s. Hard to tell from the photos, but the finish is just about perfect and the walnut only has a few dings. Anyone out there have some expertise in these? I'd love to know more about them- all I know is that the older ones have a good reputation.

    It's taking it's place as the family defender.

    I feel like I got a good deal at $295...



  2. dc2integra


    Oct 3, 2009
    Nice congrats I dont know much about them but all I hear is good things about them atleast for the older models

  3. I just love the Ithaca 37. I carried one on my former department for 18 years. They had a nice 14" barrel and were deadly accurate with 00 buck. I like them so much that I purchased a "Homeland Security" edition in 2001, just before the "old" Ithaca Co. went under. I'm glad to see that they're back in business. Last time I checked, their customer service was great and parts department had everything you needed. The only problem is finding aftermarket accessories. For home defense, Surefire made a Tactical Light (Model 624) which replaced the forend, but it's no longer listed on their site. Choate Machine and Tool makes a replacement aftermarket synthetic forend with a picatinny rail for a tactical light, which has several different locations on the forend to mount the rail. It's not mentioned on their website, but if call and order one, they can drill the mounting holes for you (similar to the model for an 870). It will accept any tactical light that can he attached to a picatinny rail (Streamlight, Surefire, etc). Tac Star also made their "Side Saddle", but that, too, is no longer listed.....Good luck with it....:wavey:
  4. rick7938


    Aug 2, 2010
    Eastern NC
    Far and away my favorite shotgun for all purposes. I have 4 of various flavors including a Police model Deerslayer. They beg to be shot and only get smoother with use. Up until some point they all had the slam-fire feature with which you can hold back the trigger and the gun will fire as fast as you can work the slide. Not much of a great tactical or useful feature, but fun with light recoiling loads. If yours is the slam fire model, you can determine this by dry-firing the gun, hold the trigger back, and work the action. You should hear the hammer drop as the bolt goes into battery. If it is not, the hammer will follow the bolt forward.

    Enjoy the Ithaca 37. It is a classic.