Ithaca Model 37
Category: Shotguns and Smoothbores
The Ithaca Model 37 is a pump-action variety of shotgun, designed in the year 1933 by John Moses Browning who was an American gun designer and a developer of several varieties of civilian and military firearms, magazines, and pistol mechanisms. This shotgun is manufactured by an American-based company, the Ithaca Gun Company since 1937. The gun is made in huge numbers for the military, civilian and police markets. It uses a new combination ejection or loading port at the base of the gun that leaves the sides closed to the components. As the shells are loaded and ejected from the base, the operation of the Ithaca Model 37 gun is equally suitable for both left and right hand shooters. This makes the firearm admired by the left-handed shooters to a great extent.
The Ithaca Model 37 shotgun comes with the unit length, ranging from 766 mm to 1006 mm. This pistol is a frivolous unit, and its weight differs as the models. The barrel length of this shotgun ranges from 330 mm to 760 mm, and the pistol has a 4-round, 5-round, or 7-round tubular magazine feeding system. The gun comes with ribbed, plain and rifled barrels and it is available with manual or pump action.
Operation of the gun
Loading the Ithaca Model 37 gun entails, introducing the shells of the appropriate gauge in the course of the loading or ejection port at the base of the receiver and driving them forward into the magazine pending they are held by the shell stop. The glide release is pushed and the slide retracted fully then driven forward. Dragging the trigger fires the firearm and discharges the slide for refilling. On nearly all models up to 1975, holding down the trigger enables the gun to shoot the moment, and a fresh round is cycled into the compartment devoid of requiring the trigger to set free. This process is called as a slam fire. Otherwise, the Ithaca Model 37 gun operates in much the similar way like other models of pump-action shotguns.
Models of the gun
Though the Ithaca Model 37 shotgun comes in different models, some of the widely used models include:
S-prefix: This model of Ithaca Model 37 shotgun was produced for a 1962 United States armed pact. The serial numbers of the gun have a prefix ranging from 1,000 to 23,000 with the symbol U.S. on the receiver and proof markings as P on the receiver and barrel. These guns encompass a Parkerized finish with a 51 cm barrel and simple stocks with plastic bump plates and without sling swivels. Some later contracts formed smaller amounts of firearms with sling swivels and serial numbers in the range higher than 900,000. Some guns are designed with duckbill spreader blast diverters intended for the use by the Navy SEALs of the United States. Others were fixed with an aerated hand protector and run through adopter.
Deerslayer: This is the version with an abridged barrel and rifle-fashion viewing system.
Ultralite: This model of the shotgun is designed with an aluminum receiver.
DSPS: This shotgun is designed for Deerslayer Police Special. It is a police and military version.
28 Gauge: The 28 gauge mock-up was constructed on the conventional size of 28 gauge receiver.
Stakeout: This is the short edition of the Ithaca Model 37 shotgun, with a barrel length of 330 mm and firearm grip stock.
Defense: This is a reasonably priced 12 gauge mock-up of the Ithaca Model 37 shotgun, constructed for home protection purposes. It is equipped with an 18.5-inch barrel with the five-round capacity or with a 20-inch barrel with the eight-round capacity.