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New Ithaca Trap

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by 15thct, Jul 14, 2008.

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  1. 15thct

    15thct TS Member

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    Anybody know anything....price range...about the new Ithaca M37 OU trap gun due for intro soon?

    Bill Jefford
     
  2. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    $995 per earlier thread
     
  3. ec90t

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    The model 37 Ithaca is a slide gun and not an O/U. It is going to be in the $995+ area and the specifics of the gun hasn't been specified yet. I'm going to talk to Matt a bit further tomorrow and should have the specifics and options list narrowd down a bit.

    ec90t
     
  4. wm rike

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    I saw some of the new Ithacas (field & variations thereof) at the Ohio state shoot and they were very impressively finished - probably better than anything Ithaca, Winchester, or Remington used to do. Might be worth keeping an eye on these guys.
     
  5. John Thompson

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    In 1968 I ordered a Supreme Grade Model 37 Trap. When I got it I was very pleased. It shot well and the wood was excellant. I had one problem which finally ended in a trade. To load the gun required pumping the gun twice to get the lifter out of the way. I would assume being a Model 37, this will still be a problem
     
  6. timb99

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    You can load them without pumping.

    Same as a Browning BPS.

    Just close the slide a little bit and/or push the "fingers" up into the receiver, put the shell into the chamber, and close the slide.

    Regardless, despite how much I like my Ithaca 37 16 gauge for hunting, that's a lot to pay for a pump gun.
     
  7. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Best/simplest way to single load a M37 or BPS is put a round into the mag before you shuck the just fired shell out, then pull the slide back to the rear and then wait until its your turn to shoot to close the action and thats all there is to it. This method works out to one pump per shot with no fumbling and you don't need to turn the gun over to look at anything. You can even grab the fired shell with your now empty strong side hand. With practice this routine is fast enough to keep the pace on any squad.

    Tim, I don't know about you, but I wouldn't trade my vintage M37 16 gauge for $1,000 of today's dollars ... just too many good memories. Didn't you tell me once that your gun was also a vintage 1950's gun?
     
  8. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, its a 1952 model, according to the serial number.

    Plain barrel, fixed modified choke.

    Four of the voices in my head want to re-blue it and get a vent rib choke tubed barrel for it, but the other five voices in my head love the look of the gray patina on the receiver and the top of the barrel, and want to leave it just the way it is.

    I'm going with the majority opinion on this one.

    Though I must admit, I did put a nicer stock with the fleur-de-lis checkering and a red rubber recoil pad on it recently. Looks much nicer now.
     
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