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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Getting an Ithaca model 37 repaired lately

At first, I was prepared to hardly find a gunsmith to repair the old shotgun. I had lost track of the manufacture, knew the New York company had closed, and that a new company in Ohio had replaced it. That was about it.

But the internet overwhelmed me. They not only have written info on the internet, you tube has instructional videos on restorations and repairs of Model 37's.

For the gunsmith, modern work gets a lot easier. I'll be glad to spend a few bucks for the expert help. And know why it's fixable.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 02:35 PM
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Re: Getting an Ithaca model 37 repaired lately

I guess I don't understand why finding a smith to repair an Ithic 37 would be an issue. But, I am happy to hear that you have found a resource that will help. If you are looking for parts for this gun, try Numrich Gun Parts.

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Re: Getting an Ithaca model 37 repaired lately

ithaca is open and making guns in sandusky ohio.
they have an extreamly good customer service record,they sell parts and readily fix older guns like they built them themselves.

if your looking for restoration work on an old gun you could also talk to les hovencamp at diamondgunsmithing.
hes an ex lead gunsmith for the old ithaca.

depending on the problem there are many courses to take ,however if its a headspace issue with an older gun(pre 63)i'd have ithaca ohio or diamondgun do the work

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 05:31 PM
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Re: Getting an Ithaca model 37 repaired lately

Its the genius of a John Browning design. The worst malfunction I ever saw on a 37 was a broken carrier. My gunsmith at the time jigged it up and silver soldered it back together. That was 20 years ago, still killing rabbits! Any good gunsnmith can fix what ails a 37, they are very simple.

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Re: Getting an Ithaca model 37 repaired lately

My first shotgun was a Model 37 purchased in the late 50's. I still have it and I use it. A great gun.

BTW I am surprised to learn that yours broke.....I did not know they were capable of breaking.
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Re: Getting an Ithaca model 37 repaired lately

AS Joe said, very simple design. Most repairs are part swaps. There are plenty of parts available for a DIY repair at Numrich Arms www.gunpartscorp.com
Any reputable gunsmith should be able to repair one.
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Re: Getting an Ithaca model 37 repaired lately

I had one for 30 years that I loved. Shot slugs very well from the 28 mod barrel at 100 yds. No joke. Then, a couple years ago, I took it out to check it on the paper before deer season and it was shooting high and left. The barrel had play in it, and no matter how much I tightened the cap or the barrel rest on the magazine tube, the play remained. Ended up trading it in and getting a Mossberg 500.

I loved the Ithaca. I shoulder lefty, so the bottom eject worked well for me.

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