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Old 12-28-2010, 06:12 PM
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Default Ithaca 12 Gauge Featherweight

My dads friend is getting old and is selling off some guns to pass on the tradition for very reasonable prices. He is selling an ithaca featherweight for around 175$. should i go for it? tell me about this gun please
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:22 PM
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If its in good shape buy it! I have a old Ithaca 37 Featherweight 12 gauge, I love that gun and I am not fond of pumps. They are a great gun, they eject shells out of the bottom, good for both left and right handers, also handy if you reload shells, especially if you are a duck hunter that hunts out of a boat, kicks the shells out at your feet instead of out in the water.
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:41 PM
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i have one and i love it!! and im lookin for another! or at least a full choke barrel for mine........
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:45 PM
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I'd go for it.
If I could only have one shotgun it would be a 870, BUT, if I could have only 2 shotguns one would be an Ithaca 37 Featherweight. With a deerslayer barrel they are known to throw standard rifled slugs pretty well out to 75 yards. And they are a joy to carry for upland game.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:57 PM
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Great shotgun! I would snap it up in a heartbeat.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:41 AM
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Great guns I gota 20ga featherweight. I also gotta 20ga Remington model 17 the ithica was designd off of it there greatguns I'd go for it a anything less than 250 so 175 Is good
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:56 AM
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I live 30 miles from the original factory and have been to the one in Kings ferry .. i have a 12,16,20 guage 37 one is a 1963 model that was my grandmothers . My first gun was a 12guage and I have killed alot of deer with it . You cant go wrong with one . $175 for a gun in good shape is well worth it .. worth even more if its got the old style corn cob for-end.
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Old 12-29-2010, 02:19 AM
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I was given one about 3 weeks ago...

My wife's uncle has alzheimers and his family is scared to keep it in the home anymore, so I ended up with it...

You may have already learned this but they were designed by Jonathan Browning and hit the market in 1937...Any gun designed by Jonathan Browning is worth having...

Mine is a 1972 model with a 26 inch improved cylinder barrel...I removed the barrel and cleaned her up...The slide action is very smooth...I'm taking her hunting after deer season goes out...
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:14 AM
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Ive been waiting for a chance to show this baby off. I bought this 1957 for 350$ about a year ago, but It looked new except for a few dings in the stock and ridiculous peep site someone installed. I yanked the sight, filled the holes, sanded it down smooth, and put alot of coats of sealer and tru oil on, also gave it a cool (imitation) ithaca buttplate to replace the old ugly factory pad, now it really does looks new. It did jam on me the 1st time I took it to the range, the shell carrier had some sticky gook on it, you gotta keep some parts clean on these 37s cause the tolerances are tight. id say an 870 is more reliable but it doesnt rattle as much, its more like a nice semi auto than a pump.

BTW buy the gun
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:00 AM
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That is a nice early model. Nice job on the stock.
Thanks for sharing
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