These are pictures of my great grandfathers 1937 Ithaca Double Barrel Shotgun. It was given to me by my grandfather and I was wondering if you could tell me anything about this, such as how much it is worth. I don't plan on selling it! There is also a picture of the case it came in, and the serial # is 428-224
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WOW !!!! Great shotgun feller !!! I can't tell you anything about it other than you been blessed.
The prices on that sale paper is about what that stuff sells for here and you ought to go fetch you some of that Vitimin E while it's buy 1 and get 1 free...A.H
Last edited by ArkansasHunter; 04-05-2008 at 05:37 PM.
Nice double,i have been looking around the net and viewed 27 pages to try to help ya, i could not find anything that seems to resemble what ya have. The serial no. seems to be much earlier than a 1937. Ithaca made a model 37 Featherlight but that is a pump slide.
I have the 12Ga. the 20Ga. and the 16Ga. made in the 1950's. That is what interested me in trying to help you. It looks like a 12 Ga. from the pictures, and i also noticed the woodcock engraving on the receiver. Hammerless Double Barrels with that Ser. No. also seem to indicate the shotguns from field grade on up in No.1 Grade,No.2 Grade No. 3 Grade,No.4E Grade and so on up to No.7E Grade. Auto Ejectors are standard on the "E" Grades. Maybe measure the barrel length. Check to see if ya see 12Ga. anywhere on the
gun,shell dia. and post some more pixs and some one with more experience could answer you better than i. Ithaca also made what they call Mag-10 Standard, a "Dollar Grade".
Hey good luck, sorry i wasn't that much of a help. But i'll still look around..sure is a fine looking shotgun...
I don't know too much about Ithaca doubles, but it looks like a Grade 2 NID Model from the engraving and "star". There were several models through the years, Crass, Lewis, Minier, Flues and the NID being the last. Year and serial number would be correct for NID. Value wise, probably $ 7-800.00 I would guess. Period case adds another $ 100 or so. Being your Great Grandfathers makes it absolutely invaluable!! You are very lucky. Hope this helps.
After the 1934 model the cocking indicators were removed from the design of the shotgun.
This model was availible in different engraving grades.The grade number should be located opposite of the serial number on the reciver, by the gauge #. It was offered in "field" grade (basic) and numbered grades of 1e thru 7e, along with the "sousa" grade (highest).