It ain't perfect, but I like it...

Discussion in 'Rifles & Shotguns' started by fatbaldguy, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. fatbaldguy

    fatbaldguy Cranky old curmudgeon

    Jul 28, 2017
    20201017_080940.jpg 20201017_080915.jpg 20201017_080927.jpg 20201017_080931.jpg Wood to metal fit is about 98%. Buttplate fit is about 96%. Finish is 99.5% Took just a bit more inletting for the action to work freely. I'll be squirrel hunting with this one next weekend.
    First time I will have shot it since circa 1972.
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  2. JM44

    JM44 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Feb 2, 2018
    Looks perfect to me!
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  3. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2013
    Is it an Ithaca 37?
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  4. WoodrowAugustus

    WoodrowAugustus Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2018
    Kill ‘em all, then come over to my place.

    Beautiful shotgun!
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  5. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Awesome. Such a cool project.
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  6. fatbaldguy

    fatbaldguy Cranky old curmudgeon

    Jul 28, 2017
    Yes it is. Featherlight in 20 gauge.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020
  7. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Nice work and great series of posts, thank you.
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  8. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    @retrieverman and I had it identified. When were 12yo, if you'd saved enough money from the hayfields and walking beans, we could buy our own big boy shotguns. I chose an ithaca 37 featherlite (in 16 ga) a couple years later my brother bought same shotgun but in 20ga, he always was smarter than me.
    I knocked down an awful lot of roosters with that gun. One year they had a "longest tail feather " of the season wins a new Browning A-5. I had ,by far, the longest == until the last day of the season!! True story. Talk about one heart broken hillbilly boy. Not only pheasants, its taken many rabbits, squirrel and scores of quail. I was once trippled on a covey, verified and another true story. Sorry for the derail

    Great shotguns, congratulations OP. Great leftie gun as well
  9. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    If you are familiar with the scenes etched on both sides of the reciever, easy to ID. @farbaldguy cleverly hid the fiber optic front sight Great shottie, that clearly brings back a lot of memories for me. RIP Dad
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  10. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    Looks damn near perfect to me! I love older pump shotguns. Especially the ones with wood, I just don't care for plastic on a scattergun.
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  11. fatbaldguy

    fatbaldguy Cranky old curmudgeon

    Jul 28, 2017
    Didn't exactly choose to hide it. New phone camera, and I was too close to get a total length shot.:)
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  12. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2013
    Mine has the same engraving but the “fancier” forend.:thumbs:
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  13. Badabing11

    Badabing11 I gotta have more cowbell

    Sep 6, 2015
    All day ! Such a beauty!
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  14. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
  15. ButchA

    ButchA Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Wow... An authentic Ithaca 37 in 20 gauge.... It's absolutely beautiful!
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  16. kevinlittell

    kevinlittell Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2020
    Nice job....CHOICE!!! Pat yourself on the back for saving a cool older firearm or pour 3 more fingers of your favorite.
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  17. Nighttrain

    Nighttrain Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2018
    Congratulations, great shotgun.

    I've got one just like it that's been in the family since I was a kid, I've also got the big brother that is my go to for deer & pheasant hunting .
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  18. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Looks great to me.....well done Sir
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