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WTT my 1st year Ithaca 37R for classicUSA trap gun

Discussion in 'Want to Buy/Trade Threads' started by Bushmaster1313, Jul 5, 2009.

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    I want to trade my 1940 fully restored 12 gauge Ithaca 37R for a classic American trap gun in proper working order and which still has lots of trap shooting life left in it. The Ithaca 37 came out in 1937 and 1940 was the first year for the solid rib 37R. My 37R has a 28 inch modified choke barrel and it is a beauty. The recoil pad is a newly installed Ithaca Starburst. The letters and roll engraving are very clear, but the photos do not show it.

    When I purchased the 37R the metal was very nice, even though it had seen honest use. The action was as smooth as butter. Unfortunately, the gun had a crack in the stock that needed to be professionally fixed to make it shootable. The crack was from side to side at the head. I understand that this comes from tightening the stock bolt too hard. This led me to decide on a full period-correct restoration from Sycamore Hill Designs. Note, this means dark black shiney on the receiver and somewhat duller on the barrel.

    Now this 69 year old gun looks and feels like it came out of the box yesterday. It has not been shot since its restoration and I have only racked the slide to get the barrel on. I am told that the pre-war Ithaca 37's are among the best pump action hunting shotguns ever made. In my opinion, my Ithaca 37R certainly qualifies.

    I do not hunt so I have no use for this great gun, otherwise I would keep it and have a great time wearing off the new finish myself! I am, however, starting on my career as a trap shooter and I already have a Remington 31 TC. Hence, I would like to trade my classic American hunting gun for another classic American trap gun.

    I would like a straight trade but I will consider trading up for the right 12 gauge trap gun.

    I will consider all trades, but I would want a Model 12 to be a factory trap. I am also interested in an Ithaca 37T or a 4E Knick. I would also consider another Remington 31 trap gun. I plan on using the trap gun several hundred rounds a year so I do not want any mechanical issues.

    I shoot lefty so a stock bent for a righty would not be good. I am also not interested in any semi-automatics.

    I know the Forum members have lots of great trap guns they no longer use.
    Let's do a deal.

    God Bless America and our Troops

    Lou


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    Now on GunBroker for $699.00
     
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