MS 428 – Ithaca Gun Company, 1886-1892 | McCracken Research Library
The Ithaca 37 is a pump-action shotgun made in large numbers for the civilian, military, and police markets. In addition, the outline of the gun is clean. Finally, since shells load and eject from the bottom, operation of the gun is equally convenient for both right and left hand shooters. This makes the gun popular with left-handed shooters. The Ithaca 37 is based on a design by the famous firearms designers John Browning and John Pedersen , initially marketed as the Remington Model The Model 17 was a gauge of trim proportions, which Browning and Pedersen later redesigned and refined into the popular side-ejecting Remington Model That gun would eventually be replaced in production by the less expensive Remington which is still produced to this day. Following the First World War, the Ithaca Gun Company was searching for a pump-action shotgun to produce, primarily to compete with the ubiquitous Winchester Model They settled on waiting for Remington Model 17 patents to expire. After gearing for production of the Ithaca Model 33, they discovered more Pedersen patents that would not expire until ; along with the introduction date, they changed the model designation from 33 to
Ithaca Shotgun Serial Numbers
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Knick Grade 5-E 5E Single Trap 12Ga Engraved 32″ Ejector Shotgun & Case, The exterior of the bottom plate is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. / ITHACA GUN CO. were made to date, each one fitted, stocked, engraved, and finished by hand!”.
Welcome to my website on Lefever Arms. I’m Bob Noble and I discovered the beauty of Lefevers about 20 years ago. I’ve collected a number of other doubles but my first love has always been for Uncle Dans creations. I do like all of the different styles and types of Lefever Arms guns. But my collector interests have been focused on Dan’s guns from the very start up to the time he left the Lefever Arms Co. My goal with this website is to share the Lefever name with others.
To learn and help others understand their Lefever.
Ithaca Model 4E
Reserved for A Grades. Lefever guns numbered under Company once located in Syracuse, NY. This company went out of business. The special serial number block for the Model 37R was discontinued after
Engraved blue frame, blue barrels, single trigger, all barrels match serial numbers. LOP 14″ with Ithaca rubber recoil pad. Cased in a black.
Contact us about this collection. Primary Creator: Ithaca Gun Company. More info below under Accruals. Subjects: Baker, W. The materials consist of several note pads that detail the serial numbers, grade, bore, length, and size of Baker, Crass, and other models produced from Ithaca Gun Company — Present is a manufacturer of shotguns and rifles originally established in Ithaca, New York in Ithaca Gun Company became famous for building firearms based on expired patents owned by Remington Arms.
Its hunting shotguns were known for their fine decorative work, typically waterfowl or hunting dogs. They moved the W. The original factory was located in the Fall Creek neighborhood of the city, on a slope later known as Gun Hill , where the nearby waterfall supplied the main source of energy for the plant. The factory was condemned in March and only the smokestack presently remains. The company was controlled by the Smith family until , when it was sold to a Colorado company which later became General Recreation, Inc.
After a failed attempt to move manufacturing to Colorado, it filed for bankruptcy in September In , new owners Ithaca Acquisition, Inc.
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For years I have been saving Lefever serial numbers. They were built by Ithaca after Ithaca closed down Lefever Arms and I don’t have any interest in them.
The barrel has further floral engraving on the flat side faces of the chamber. The forend is a tapered beavertail design with an ebony insert at the front; the buttstock has a pistol grip with ebony cap and a gold inlaid plaque on the toe line with a curved, serrated, ventilated Pachmayr white-line recoil pad. The forend is checkered as is the pistol grip and flats imediately behind the receiver.
The pistol grip checkering has smooth fleur de lis accents and fancy borders. The left edge of the pistol grip cap has a small white mark. There are no other noticeable marks on the buttstock or forend. There are no chips or cracks. The stocks rates in about Excellent overall condition. The balance of the finish shows some discoloration on the bottom left of the receiver and the rear of the top tang. The bottom tang has had some finish worn off.
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The Ithaca 37 is one of the oldest shotguns still in production. expire until ; along with the introduction date, they changed the model designation to
Got dads old Ithaca Featherlight model 37 serial -2 out to oil. Thanks oldkid Hope this helps, kcbuck. Help – i’m confused?? Thanks for your time. Let me check it out again when I get off work Errors do happen, we’re all human, and sometimes I read off the wrong line – happened before. I’ll get back to you on the value and production dates.
Got dads old Ithaca Featherlight model 37 serial #661457 -2 …
Reserved for A Grades. Lefever guns numbered under Company once located in Syracuse, NY. This company went out of business. WW II.
Q: Will a new barrel made in Upper Sandusky fit my Model 37? and for a period of one (1) year after the date of purchase, the manufacturer agrees to correct.
Print Thread. Hop To. Joined: Oct The Bluegrass. Seems that there’s a lot of Ithaca 37 fans on here so I thought I’d make a post with the serial numbers. Joined: Jan South of Minnesota.
I just bought two 12ga S X S and would like to check the numbers to see what they are. One has some light engraving on it and the other does not have any. The late Walter Snyder included a listing of Ithaca double guns through in his book “The Ithaca Gun Company — from the beginning” but made no reference to the SKB doubles sold under the Ithaca name many years after Ithaca ceased double gun production.
SKB Shotguns USA imported shotguns from the Japanese factory during the period Ithaca Gun Company which imported from to ; Mitsui (Chicago, You can contact us, with your serial number, and we will look up the date we.
Since the current Ithaca company does not have those records we can only guess at the date. I do have these facts and you can see where your shotgun fits. Serial number xxx was made circa as it is a 20ga and they were not mfg until then. Then xxx was made circa , and xxx was mfg circa So you was made circa Best I can do.
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I mentioned this to co-worker Anthony Hauck. When I had saved up enough cash, I purchased a. But I made a mistake; I ordered my own Ithaca with an English stock. Ever held a shotgun with a straight stock for an entire day in the field? A few years back, my folks surprised me with a. Blame it on the shorter barrel, less BBs in the. Enter my current girlfriend — er, I mean shotgun — my Beretta Onyx. In fact, this was the first shotgun I ever took into a gunsmith to have professionally fitted to my alligator arms.
NOTE: I would highly recommend getting your firearm professionally fitted if you have never done so. We have had some good times; there were the double doubles on Huns in , the three magical Montana island roosters in and the four ruffed grouse in the U. Your email address will not be published. Site Staff.