Model: 37 Featherlight
Serial Number: 371608135
Year of Manufacture: 1977 (http://www.ithacagun.com/pdfs/serialnumbers.pdf)
Gauge: 20 Gauge, 2 3/4 Inch
Action Type: Pump / Slide Action, Tube Magazine Fed Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “MODEL 37 – FEATHERLIGHT – 20 GA. – 2 ¾ CHAMBER – PROOF TESTED / ITHACA GUN CO. INC. ITHACA, N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A. – ROTO FORGED / MOD”, with an anvil, found again on the right side of the barrel and receiver. The flanks of the receiver have the classic engraved bird and dog hunting scenes, the right side is marked with the serial number. The grip cap is marked "ITHACA" in white against black, the butt plate is marked "ithacagun".
Barrel Length: 28”
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with an orange fiber optic, in a base that is screwed to the barrel. The top of the matte finished receiver has a serrated sighting plane.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two piece Fleur De Lis and machine checker presence on the forend and pistol grip flanks, the grip has a white "ITHACA" marked black cap with a white spacer. There are a few compression and small ding marks on the surfaces of the stocks. The rearmost of the butt stock has some discoloration and dimming of color, near the butt plate, these areas have rubbing losses to the varnish, the belly has some notable scrapes. No cracks or major damages are seen, the stocks have nice plain grain. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the factory black plastic butt plate. The plate has some rubbing and flattened checkers, there are no major damages, it rates in Very Good Plus to Fine condition. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Matte Gray Parkerized
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 89% of its metal finish. The barrel has spots of pin prick erosion near the muzzle and aft for a few inches. The other metal surfaces have a few darkened spots and shallow frosting. The remaining blue is deep and finely polished. The surfaces have a light freckled dusting of patina and operational wear accounts for most of the finish loss. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good Plus to Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The shotgun ejects out the bottom of the receiver, the firearm can be “slam fired” by holding the trigger down and pumping. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is an Ithaca model 37 Featherlight in 20 Gauge for 2 3/4" shells. It was made in 1977 and still has beautiful blue surfaces, highly defined markings and a slick action. With the slam fire feature, you can learn to empty all of the shells in your gun in less than a second if a flock of upland game cross your path. With some TLC it is going to brighten up and run well for generations to come. Please see our pictures and good luck.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
LSB#: 170131LD04 Make: Ithaca Model: 37 Featherlight Serial Number: 371608135 Year of Manufacture: 1977 (http://www.ithacagun.com/pdfs/serialnumbers.pdf) Gau
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