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 Post subject: 1959 37/16 gauge value estimate
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:16 pm 
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Fella over in 24hourcsmpfire is asking for a value estimate. Later questioning revealed it’s a 1959 version, non buttstock checkering era. $500-$600 is what’s being thrown around. Just thought I’d ask over here for him.

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j have a Ithaca model 37 16 gauge in the original box. it is all original from the butt plate to the orange front sight. corn cob and no rib. 26 inch barrel modified choke. it has a very few marks on the stock and the metal is 99%. could anyone be so kind as to give me a heads up on what it is worth? thanks for any help you can give me. Jim from pa.




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 Post subject: Re: 1959 37/16 gauge value estimate
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:57 am 
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The gun is a plain field gun - no rib, plain wood. $350-400 is more realistic.


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 Post subject: Re: 1959 37/16 gauge value estimate
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:03 am 
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Prices on Ithaca 37 shotguns are all over the map, but generally they're undervalued, IMO. Your friend's $500 figure is wildly optimistic for an unremarkable gun (condition aside). I'd say even $400 is on the higher end. I bet if I watched gunbroker for a couple of weeks, I could grab a similar example for $350 or so.


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 Post subject: Re: 1959 37/16 gauge value estimate
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:10 pm 
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[quote="cheesy1"]Fella over in 24hourcsmpfire is asking for a value estimate. Later questioning revealed it’s a 1959 version, non buttstock checkering era. $500-$600 is what’s being thrown around. Just thought I’d ask over here for him.

I would think a good place to maximize its "market" value would be to post on www.16ga.com

They are all aficionados of the 16 gauge.


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 Post subject: Re: 1959 37/16 gauge value estimate
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:53 pm 
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Being an accumulator of 16ga Ithaca 37's, as everyone has said, $300 to $400 depending on the day and the season. Right before hunting season will bring the most.

However, most folks do not appreciate the handling and hunting characteristics of an Ithaca 37 16ga.

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 Post subject: Re: 1959 37/16 gauge value estimate
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:54 pm 
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The campfire guys are putting a lot of stock
In the condition and original box.

I posted on 16ga.com as well, they’re more in line with you guys.

Myself, I don’t like the ones without the buttstock checkering. Paid $200 for my 1953 version, but the metal wasn’t near 99% either.


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 Post subject: Re: 1959 37/16 gauge value estimate
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:09 pm 
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cheesy1 wrote:
The campfire guys are putting a lot of stock
In the condition and original box . . .



That's an expensive box.

If the seller can find somebody to pay him $500-$600, then more power to him. If he can't then his estimation is off the mark. Something is only worth what someone is willing to pay.


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 Post subject: Re: 1959 37/16 gauge value estimate
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:47 am 
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Value also depends on where you are in the country. Some area's certain
guns will command higher prices, and others will go for nothing.
And 16 gauge guns have their own following, yes the Ithaca handles well,
but if no one want it --- the selling price go's down.


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 Post subject: Re: 1959 37/16 gauge value estimate
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:43 am 
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$400 tops, IMO.




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