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 Post subject: Buck on model 37
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:02 pm 
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I have a model 37 12 guage that has a lone buck standing on one side of the receiver and on the other a buck standing over a doe. I inherited the gun in 1990 and know the difference between the new receiver and the old receiver. This is not and I repeat not the receiver with just a buck head made in King ferry. My opinion of the buck head is not a good one. The receiver I have is like the pheasant flush on the common receiver. A beautiful scene in which takes up a lot of the receiver. I have been shown a sketch of this scene 20 years ago but have not found anything since. Every once in a while I will look on the internet but have never seen one for sale or any one talking about it. I live 20 minutes outside of ithaca ny. We have many gun owners with ithaca ny guns. No one has seen anything like this. Any thoughts are appreciated. My father had this gun from the late 60’s to very early 70’s. Thank you




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 Post subject: Re: Buck on model 37
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:06 am 
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It is the number 4 engraving pattern. Not a lot made. Engraved by Ralph Appen.


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 Post subject: Re: Buck on model 37
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:34 pm 
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Yup, a rare pattern. I have only seen a couple. You can date when the gun was made by the serial number.


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 Post subject: Re: Buck on model 37
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:15 pm 
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Thank you. Is there any literature on the receiver that I can look at


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 Post subject: Re: Buck on model 37
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:41 pm 
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There is not much in the way of literature on it. Walt Snyder makes mention of it in his model 37 book, and includes a photo of a receiver with the pattern. It was offered in the 1969 catalog and seemed to have been dropped after that. According to him at the time of the writing of the book he had not seen a completed example personally. They do not come up for sale often, I myself have only come across one example. At one time one of our board members was looking for one to buy, not sure if he ever got one or not.

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 Post subject: Re: Buck on model 37
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:40 pm 
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Can you post a picture of the engravings? I would like to see them.

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 Post subject: Re: Buck on model 37
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:49 am 
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https://flic.kr/p/2hECJRM
https://flic.kr/p/2hEBDmQ

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 Post subject: Re: Buck on model 37
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:17 pm 
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I've seen that engraving pattern before, but for the life of me I can't remember when or where.

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 Post subject: Re: Buck on model 37
PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:22 pm 
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1977cutcher wrote:
https://flic.kr/p/2hECJRM
https://flic.kr/p/2hEBDmQ

That is a really cool engraving. I do admit that I am a little jealous.


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 Post subject: Re: Buck on model 37
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:25 am 
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While I had the gun out for pictures yesterday I shared it on an Ithaca group on Facebook. Another example surfaced that was similar but different. The scenes where on opposite sides, simplified, and instead of pine trees behind the buck & doe there was a hardwood tree next to them. That serial number dated it to 1970 but it featured a supreme stock with a Sid Bell grip cap from the late '70s.

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 Post subject: Re: Buck on model 37
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:37 am 
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Thank you for your response. Gives me something to look at. I will post pictures soon


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 Post subject: Re: Buck on model 37
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 3:46 pm 
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I just bought the feather light book. 4 pattern is exactly what I have. I built the gun from the receiver up. Took me awhile to find what I wanted. The only thing I need now is an ithaca gun ithaca barrel. Should be able to find one rather easy. I have been very picky with the gun and parts




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