SerNo 4239 Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:29 pm
Hello,
I am from Germany and own a shotgun Mod. 37 Featherlight DS Police Special.
The SerNo. is 4239 stamped.
Could that be the original SerialNo?
According to the files it has to be manufactured in 1938. I doubt that.

Can anyone help me?
Thanks in advance!
Best regards from Germany

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:11 pm
Where is the serial number stamped? If it indeed was built in 1938 the serial number would be stamped on the receiver on the end facing the barrel and the mag tube, between the two. Donald

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:19 pm
It ist stamped on the downside of the receiver under the magtube.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:17 pm
Well that confuses me. I do not know of any M37s with serial numbers placed there. The serial number you quote should be 1938, but as far as I know they didn't produce MP models then. The Ithaca Gun company did produce War and Police models but as far as I have read they were serial numbered with none MP numbers. Maybe you have a later model that the end user re serial numbered themselves. Now that I have told you "No, Maybe, I don't know" good luck. Maybe some one else can give you better advise. Posting some pictures would help also. Donald
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:19 pm
Yes Icke...pictures of the barrel, receiver and magtube would help...
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I hope that helps,
if more picture needed, ask me.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:54 pm
Well I would say that it definitely is not a 1938 vintage. They never had a "corn cob " fore arm back that early. Since the mag tube is longer and there is roll engraving on the receiver I would say that it is either a special build for a police department or it is a war gun. Hope some one else on this site can give you more history on it. It is certainly a "Keeper"! Donald

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:40 am
Thanks Donald.
What do I Have to do to get more user readings this thread?
"Keeper" means don´t give her away, right?
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Just give it some time for others to see your post. Yes Keeper means don't give it away.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:02 pm
Interesting shotgun.Hopefully some one will come along who can shed some more light on the subject.

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