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 Post subject: My new (to me) M37, and a forearm question
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:57 pm 
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Hi guys. I'm new to this section of the forum. Previously over in the Lanber section, where I did a restoration thread a while back. This time it's a 1956 (I think) Ithaca 37 I'm going to work on. The serial no. is how I dated it, but the funny thing is, the serial no. is not on the frame, it's on the bottom of the barrel.

UPDATE: While disassembling, found the serial no. on the receiver (at front). It matches the barrel, so this appears to be 1956 manufacture.

Anyway, in disassembling today, I hit my first snag on the forearm. It's a corncob style, but the way the securing ring fits into the forearm wood caused me to stop and seek guidance before I inadvertently cause damage.

Here's what I got ...

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Any thoughts and guidance is appreciated.



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 Post subject: Re: My new (to me) M37, and a forearm question
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:23 pm 
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Take off the nut on the front of the fore arm (furthest away from the action bar) with a spanner wrench. If you do not have a spanner wrench I have heard of people putting electrical tape on a butter knife and using it. The nut with the action bar is spot welded in place.

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 Post subject: Re: My new (to me) M37, and a forearm question
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:28 pm 
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1977cutcher wrote:
Take off the nut on the front of the fore arm (furthest away from the action bar) with a spanner wrench. If you do not have a spanner wrench I have heard of people putting electrical tape on a butter knife and using it. The nut with the action bar is spot welded in place.


Thanks for the reply.

I looked at that, and I thought with the wood inletted into the retaining nut, it would split or mar the forearm. Does the forearm wood turn with the nut as it spins off?

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 Post subject: Re: My new (to me) M37, and a forearm question
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No there is a notch on the inside of the forearm wood that slides over the action bar that keeps it in place.

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 Post subject: Re: My new (to me) M37, and a forearm question
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:46 pm 
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1977cutcher wrote:
No there is a notch on the inside of the forearm wood that slides over the action bar that keeps it in place.


Thanks. I went back and had another look based on your comments. A little oil to help release the threads and it came off with no issues.

Much appreciated.



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