nice to find this board
spent many a night researching over the years not getting very far.
i'm the owner of a 75 or 76, 12G 37,
its seen better days and is currently getting all the metal refinished
the gun was purchased new by my father ,but its unlike any other 37 i've come across
its a hunting or trap gun,but it has a plain side.
i've only ever seen this on military/police models.
it also has a lighter finish on the woodwork then i commonly see as well as no checkering whatsoever.
the forestock is rounded minus any grab indents on the sides or checkering.
has anyone ever come across one similar?
It could be the executive model. A 12ga with a 28" barrel, modified choke, no checkering on the wood or pattern on the receiver. The wood should be really nice, it should also be proud (oversized to the frame)
Could we see some pictures?
since its away getting the metal refinished ,,no pics yet
the only original piece of wood i have is the forstock ,and yes it is much fuller then other forstocks i've seen.
the original stock got broke over the years and lost, but i do remember it being of the same color and finish.
now i'm stuck with trying to find another stock and matching the finish.
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Welcome to the Ithaca Owners Forum twistedoak !!
Looking forward to some pics of those Ithaca's...
found some pre pics
and a closer look at forestock
Looks like an executive model. I have only seen the pictures of one as I recall it was a run of 1000 makes it a rare one.
See if Frank at Sycamore Hills Design can help with the stock. He is listed on this site.
Here is another source for a stock. http://macongunstocks.net
Hope this helps
Last edited by Chuck Findley on Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
i've decided to let someone who knows what they are doing undertake this particular stock.
i want someone who has an idea or can find out ,what kind of grade wood it was, and to match the color and finish.
however after dealing with this gun , i do have a 20GA that has a stock with a crack in it "normal location"that i'm gonna clean up.
one project at a time ,,hehe
tks for the link
I did a little checking the executive model had supreme grade wood.
My next project is to clean up the stock and find a correct butt plate for a 1946 16 ga I have.
i've heard refrence toA, AA and AAA grades as well as fancy , semi fancy and extra fancy.
where does supreme grade fit in?
am i gonna have to get into crotch figures?
sounds kinky ,do i need shots?
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