EX1

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:10 pm
I have been digesting the fantastic information in my new copy of 'The Ithaca Gun Company from the beginning' by Walter Snyder and have been struck by a small inclusion in the 'Historic Guns' list, that of a gas operated 20g model 37, serial number EX1
It has long occurred to me that the smooth action of the 37 would lend itself to self loading, and obviously this was investigated back in 1950.
I wonder if this gun still exists, of if diagrams or dare I say photographs are available.
It would be one of the most desirable collectors pieces, does anyone know its whereabouts?
Maybe the Current Ithaca Gun Co. still have it ready to develop? We can but hope!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:38 pm
Ithaca ran out a lot of experimental guns back in the day(50s).
some were pump models ,tho nobody could really tell what was experimental about them.
these guns and the semi auto EX1 were sold off when Ithaca was liqudated.
it ended up in a private collection.
several years ago I faintly recall it came on the market but I can't remember where it went.
I'm thinking it was a private museum
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:39 am
Thanks for that Twisted, I've always thought that a bottom eject auto would be a great gun, Remington and Beretta have tried with not too much success, who knows? maybe a whole new line of Ithaca's was stopped at birth back then? Or maybe it just didn't work! I would love to know though! Possibly the private museum will one day open its collection for perusal!

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