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SerNo 4239 Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:29 pm
by Icke
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

Christian

Re: Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:11 pm
by Donald
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

Re: SerNo 4239 Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:19 pm
by Icke
It ist stamped on the downside of the receiver under the magtube.
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Re: SerNo 4239 Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:17 pm
by Donald
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

Re: SerNo 4239 Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:19 pm
by SHOOTER13
Yes Icke...pictures of the barrel, receiver and magtube would help...

Re: SerNo 4239 Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:23 am
by Icke
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I hope that helps,
if more picture needed, ask me.

Re: SerNo 4239 Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:54 pm
by Donald
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

Re: SerNo 4239 Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:40 am
by Icke
Thanks Donald.
What do I Have to do to get more user readings this thread?
"Keeper" means donĀ“t give her away, right?

Re: SerNo 4239 Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:08 am
by Donald
Just give it some time for others to see your post. Yes Keeper means don't give it away.

Re: SerNo 4239 Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:02 pm
by 28 gauge
Interesting shotgun.Hopefully some one will come along who can shed some more light on the subject.

I dare say Walt would know something about it.

Re: SerNo 4239 Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:42 am
by Icke
28 gauge wrote:Interesting shotgun.Hopefully some one will come along who can shed some more light on the subject.

I dare say Walt would know something about it.


Who please is Walt?
How can I contact him?

Re: SerNo 4239 Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:14 am
by 28 gauge
Walt,is Walter Synder.He wrote the book,"Ithaca Featherlight Repeaters, the Best Gun Going" and "Ithaca From the Beginning".

He is on the site from time to time.

Re: SerNo 4239 Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:12 pm
by Icke
28 gauge wrote:Walt,is Walter Synder.He wrote the book,"Ithaca Featherlight Repeaters, the Best Gun Going" and "Ithaca From the Beginning".

He is on the site from time to time.

What is his forumname?

Re: SerNo 4239 Dating Shotgun Mod 37 DS Police Special

PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:10 pm
by 28 gauge
His forum name is walter synder