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Just picked up a 1941 37T

Was not shot much and the action is dry and gummy.

Can I squirt a little Ballistol to loosen it up or should I just send it for a professional cleaning?
 

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Yes, spray it out with a cleaner and oil it with a good oil like Clenzoil, and it should be fine.

Show us a picture, if you will. Does it look like Walt's in the previous post?
 

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Ole Cowboy said:
Yes, spray it out with a cleaner and oil it with a good oil like Clenzoil, and it should be fine.

Show us a picture, if you will. Does it look like Walt's in the previous post?
Looks like a cross between a Model 37 and a Knick
Better pictures to follow:











 

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Bush,
Looks like one of the great ones!!! More photos please. Some questions: does it have a top extractor?, Serial No. (pm me if you don't want to post it), barrel length?, Any choke marks on the bottom end of the barrel?
You are fortunate to get such a treasure!, they are not at all common!
Best, Walt
 

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ithacanut said:
Bush,
Looks like one of the great ones!!! More photos please. Some questions: does it have a top extractor?, Serial No. (pm me if you don't want to post it), barrel length?, Any choke marks on the bottom end of the barrel?
You are fortunate to get such a treasure!, they are not at all common!
Best, Walt
I plan on shooting it at trap as soon as I take care of it and get it into shape!

I assume that shooting our Ithaca's meets withthe forum's approval.
 

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Here is a bad photo showing the grain in the wood.
It also shows the grease from someone's palm in the grip.
Grease does not show nearly as much, or at all, in person.

 

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Lighter fluid (naptha) and a tooth brush will help a little to remove the grease in the checkering. If you can get it out, then a tiny, little bitty amount of boiled linseed oil brushed back on will make it all look a lot better.
 

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ithacanut said:
Bushmaster, So are you planning to ship tomorrow or are you having seller remorse??
I am awaiting an Ithaca reunion, its siblinglings are waiting---.
Walt
I miss it already but it will ship on Thursday.
Too nice for me to shoot as hard as I want.
I am happy it will be in good company.
 
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