1970 Ithaca 37 Featherlight (Slam Fire) for sale
Model: 37 Featherlight
Serial Number: 371108778
Year of Manufacture: 1970
Gauge: 12 Gauge 2 3/4″ Chamber
Action Type: Pump / Slide Action, Tube Magazine Fed Shotgun
1970 Ithaca 37 Featherlight (Slam Fire) for sale. The left side of the barrel is marked “MODEL 37-FEATHERLIGHT-12 GA-2 3/4 CHAMBER-PROOF TESTED / ITHACA GUN CO., INC., ITHACA, N.Y. – MADE IN U.S.A.-ROTO” with an anvil “FORGED / FULL”. The right-bottom-rear of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The sides of the receiver have simple bird and dog hunting scenes. The right of the receiver and the right of the barrel are marked with an anvil proof. Some markings have been filled with a white paint.
Barrel Length: 28″, Vent Rib
Choke: Full, Fixed.
Sights / Optics: There is a red-orange fiber-optic insert in a base at the muzzle and a mall steel mid-bead. The top of the rib and receiver are serrated and matte-finished to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition:
Find 1970 Ithaca 37 Featherlight (Slam Fire) for sale. The stocks are a two piece press-checkered wood with extended slide handle, capped pistol grip, straight comb and ventilated orange rubber Ithaca recoil pad. The stocks have scattered thinning finish throughout, some scraping at the left-rear of the forend and a few other scattered minor marks. There is a short, thin grain-line crack in the right-front of the wrist. There are no chips. The checkering is well defined. The LOP measures 13 7/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad. The pad has light-moderate wear, but remains fairly supple. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Origina
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright. There is some scattered minor erosion, mostly at the muzzle-end.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 87% of its metal finish. The balance is mostly in evenly scattered minor surface oxidation. There are a few scattered minor marks and the action shows light operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots and show finish loss. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. It will slam-fire by design. The shotgun ejects out the bottom of the receiver. 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 a 12 Gauge Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight from 1970. It has a 28″ vent-rib barrel choked Full. This is a handy shotgun that will come up fast on birds. The shells eject out the bottom, making this a great option for right and left handed shooters. This shotgun is in about Very Good condition, just starting to show its age with scattered minor surface oxidation, but showing little evidence of actual use. The mechanics are sound and the bore is mostly bright with some scattered minor erosion. This ought to make for a great gun for flesh or clay birds for lifetimes to come. Please see our photos and good luck!