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 Post subject: Ithaca 37 16ga.
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 8:15 pm 
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Been spending the last two days buying three firearms from LGS's. One is a 1953 16ga. 37 with a unvented polychoke. I like 16ga. and wanted to add a repeater in the proper configuration, either a Winchester Model 12 of Ithaca 37. Was really surprised how light and the handy it is in comparison to the 12ga.




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 Post subject: Re: Ithaca 37 16ga.
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 8:34 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Ithaca 37 16ga.
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 4:16 am 
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You hit the sweet spot of M37's. A 16 gauge from the early 50's with a polychoke is quite possibly the best bird gun ever made. Smooth as silk and light weight for all day carry. Good find.


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 Post subject: Re: Ithaca 37 16ga.
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 6:22 am 
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Hard to beat the 16's!!! Nice find.

LGS = Local Gun Shows? You have gun shows opening up? That's another bonus!!


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 Post subject: Re: Ithaca 37 16ga.
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 3:57 pm 
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LGS= Local Gun Store. I am on my phone trying to add a picture of it. I recently joined the smart phone club and still have a lot to learn.


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 Post subject: Re: Ithaca 37 16ga.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:27 pm 
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You found a dandy. I have my Dad’s 1948 16ga M37 with that same poly
choke and it’s the gun that set me on the Ithaca road.


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 Post subject: Re: Ithaca 37 16ga.
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:34 am 
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Spent some time at the gunclub with my brother-in-law and 8 year old nephew. Had my nephew operate my Trius One Step clay thrower (did a great job) and was able to shoot the Ithaca 16 ga. for the first time using Remington and Fiocchi factory ammunition.

Set the poly-choke to full and it was crushing targets, not sure why people dislike them, they flat out work. Even by brother-in-law went 4 for 4 when I had him try it. Recoil with the 1 oz. loads was surprisingly light, especially compared to my other 37 16ga., a Winchester single shot.

I appreciate the original buyer who set it up the way it is. Hope to continue its legacy this Fall.




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