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 Post subject: Can't get Magazine Nut loose on my Model 37
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:00 am 
Help,
Just bought a used 16 ga featherlight and can't get the magazine nut loose. My model has the magazine nut pin through it. My question is do I pull the pin out as far as it will go and then trun the nut clockwise towards the receiver? That is what I've tried so far. There doesn't appear to be any rust, I can't get it to budge. I don't want to take a pipe wrench to it yet. Thought I might soak it in pentrating oil as my next course of action. Any suggestion? I'm getting frustrated. Thanks DJay




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 Post subject: Re: Can't get Magazine Nut loose on my Model 37
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:40 am 
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Most funs (870s etc) if you stand the gun in front of you and you turn the nut counterclockwise. On Ihtaca you turn clockwise.

try that


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 Post subject: Re: Can't get Magazine Nut loose on my Model 37
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:40 am 
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sorry, meant to say most GUNS


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 Post subject: Re: Can't get Magazine Nut loose on my Model 37
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:11 pm 
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I was interested in what Hikerbum said, so I took my Ithaca out of the safe and checked it. He is correct.

Turn the nut clockwise to lower it so you can remove the barrel, then turn it counter-clockwise to remove the nut so you can get the spring and plug out.

The penetrating oil is a good idea. You might try setting the gun upside down on the muzzle, and pouring a little penetrating oil down into the magazine so it will soak into the threads of the nut from the inside. At the same time put oil around the outside of the nut. Don't let it soak into the stock, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get Magazine Nut loose on my Model 37
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 10:45 am 
Thanks for the suggestions. I got the magazine nut off. I used PB Blaster penetrating oil (good stuff) tapped the nut a few times and it then turned clock wise towards the receiver. I checked the serial number and it was manufactured some time in 1950, the service guy at Ithica told me that the year 1951 started with serial number 413XXX and the year 1952 started with serial number 504XXX. Thanks Jay


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 Post subject: Re: Can't get Magazine Nut loose on my Model 37
PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:15 pm 
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I think most first timers with a Mod. 37 have had this same problem. I know I did. I got a big kick at our NWTF banquet a few years ago when the Mod. 37 was the gun of the year. I sat there watching two fellow committee members (self proclaimed firearms experts/gunsmiths I might add) wrestle with trying to get the barrel loose. When one suggested pliers I finally spoke up and suggested they turn the nut the other way.


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 Post subject: Re: Can't get Magazine Nut loose on my Model 37
PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:09 pm 
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Ditto. Ithaca's are wonderfully quirky in every way. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Can't get Magazine Nut loose on my Model 37
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:35 am 
My Dad had one of these, after reading how its put on, I wrapped the cap with leather & used pliers it came right off, Thanks




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