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 Post subject: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:13 am 
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What were the stock measurements and what kind of wood were the stocks made off. It would be interesting to see old advertisings of the aluminum frame model 37.



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 Post subject: Re: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:14 pm 
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Both of mine are walnut. I believe stock measurements where the same as the field grade guns.

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 Post subject: Re: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:24 pm 
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There were two different stock styles, depending when the Ultralight was made.
The later guns had a straight English type of stock. It was oil finished with flat
checkering, no butt plate.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:25 am 
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There were two different models in the Ultralight series - the standard Utralight and the English Ultralight. I believe the English model was offered first, the standard series shortly after. The English model had satin finished walnut with a checkered butt - no pad. LOP was 14" with DAH around 2 1/4". The standard Ultralight had a pistol grip stock with high gloss finish and pressed-in checkering, similar to steel-framed guns from that period. All the ones I have seen have the Sid Bell grip cap. The LOP was 14" to a recoil pad, DAH was more like 2 3/8". I loved the look of the English model and carried one for a while, but could not shoot them well as they were stocked too straight for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:52 am 
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Sorry it took so long, not big on computers so the picture taking, down loading, linking process is something that I find taxing. I do have 2 ultralites. The deerslayer is from 1978 the first year of production for the ultralite series. It boasts a 20 inch smooth bore barrel, and high gloss walnut stock with pressed checkering. If you notice in the photos the fore end has positive diamonds in the pressed checkering, while the stock is of the previous negative style of checkering. The vent rib ultra lite is one that I bought in the box with the hang tags still on the trigger guard. Serial number dates it to 1984, and features a 25" barrel complete with a choke tube system. Stock is walnut with a satin finish and updated positive pressed checkering on both stock and fore end. By now the roll crimp style magazine tube is used and the Ithaca logo on the recoil pad is changed to simply Supreme. Both feature appropriate Sid Bell grip caps. The English ultrlite would be introduced in 1982. My 12 gauge centennial edition gun has a stock that is more or less an accurate representation of what would have been found on the ultralite edition.
ImageDSCF2975 by Ian Cutcher, on Flickr
ImageDSCF2976 by Ian Cutcher, on Flickr
ImageDSCF2977 by Ian Cutcher, on Flickr
ImageDSCF2978 by Ian Cutcher, on Flickr
ImageDSCF2979 by Ian Cutcher, on Flickr
ImageDSCF2980 by Ian Cutcher, on Flickr
ImageDSCF2981 by Ian Cutcher, on Flickr
ImageDSCF2958 by Ian Cutcher, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:58 am 
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Two very nice shotguns. Thanks for taking the time to show them.


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 Post subject: Re: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:22 pm 
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Location: Maine
Good info and great pictures. My 20ga ULT has the 25" imp cyl rib barrel and the Sid Bell Quail on a 13 1/2" butt stock. Did not get a chance to hunt with it this season, so 'look out partridge in 2020'.

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 Post subject: Re: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 8:40 pm 
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This is what 12g English and forearm looks like, l had this since 1980 order right from lthaca.

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 Post subject: Re: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 11:57 am 
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What do these weigh? Do they really come in at under 5 pounds--which is what I think I heard the English-stocked 20 weighed?


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 Post subject: Re: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:52 pm 
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I believe my 20 ga was just under 6# until I put a steel trigger assembly in it so now a little over 6#.


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 Post subject: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:55 pm 
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There was an ultra feather light that was right at 5 lbs. if my memory serves me correct. 1979 - 80 ish


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 Post subject: Re: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:03 pm 
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I see there’s a day left on a 20ga M37 Ultralight on GunBroker.
(I have no financial interest in the gun or connection to the seller.)

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 Post subject: Re: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:25 pm 
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Nice gun but I'm not sure it's a good investment at the current bid.

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 Post subject: Re: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:33 pm 
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The auction closed at $1225.00!
I paid much less than that for mine!


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 Post subject: Re: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:50 am 
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Ya gotta love the 20ga M37's downsized receivers ( compared to the larger bores) - the best thing about my mid-80's Deluxe Deerslayer, besides it's accuracy w/slugs.

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 Post subject: Re: Question about model 37 Ultra lite.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:31 am 
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I have never shot an Ultralight, but from shooting my 37 Featherlights in 12, 16, and 20 gauge, I have to imagine that the recoil is going to be significant with anything but light target or field loads.




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