11-28-2010, 08:29 PM
B&C 100 Class
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Upstate New York
| | good news for christmas!
so my wifes family does the kind of "secret santa" thing for christmas because her family is rather large. it never stays a secret very long, they always say who they chose anyway. well, my brother in law drew my name this year and i overheard him saying he wants to give me one of his ithaca model 37 shotguns as my gift. to say the least i was excited. one problem with it though, its a smoothbore(dont know if its the original barrel or not, he bought it used) and he says he cant hit the broad side of a barn from inside with slugs. its not a huge problem for me, but i was just wodering if anyone has any sites i could visit to find a rifled barrel for it. also, im trying to get ahold of him to find the serial number to figure out the date of maufacture.
as a side note, i did end up carrying his other shotgun(another model 37) for a day when i hunted a shotgun/muzzle loader only area, and man, those things are light! i dated it, and it was made in 1939. serial number 15XXX. it was the featherlite model, no vent rib, top of reciever was checkered and i believe it was the 26" barrel. didnt measure it. but i have to admit, these ithaca's are in my mind the nicest overall shotguns on the market.
why are you looking down here? the good stuff is up there(points upwards, ok, work with me here).