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Dr-Dremel  [Member]
2/26/2011 8:02:57 PM
This is an Ithica model 37 pump shotgun with a Duckbill spreader choke on the muzzle. This choke was a faithfull copy of the gun that SEAL teams used in Vietnam. The spreader choke spreads the shot in a horizontal line of shot instead of a circular pattern. Works extremely well on running targets. Shotgun is in excellent condition except for a few spots on the barrel only where some of the bluing has some discoloring. The shotgun has the ability to hold down the trigger and it will fire when pumped. This would be a great addition to a Vietnam era collection or SEAL team collection. The Duckbills were made for a short time by Chuck Madurski, contributor to Small Arms Review and noted Seal Team author Kevin Dockery. These duckbill spreaders are no longer in production. What do you guys think?





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myitinaw  [Life Member]
2/26/2011 8:23:05 PM

Beautiful!




GulfCrow  [Team Member]
2/26/2011 8:37:10 PM
Day-um... I'm impressed. Love it!
cda97  [Team Member]
2/26/2011 8:57:04 PM
That shotgun looks great! It makes me want to start building one
m1sniper  [Team Member]
2/27/2011 12:18:52 AM
Originally Posted By Dr-Dremel:
This is an Ithica model 37 pump shotgun with a Duckbill spreader choke on the muzzle. This choke was a faithfull copy of the gun that SEAL teams used in Vietnam. The spreader choke spreads the shot in a horizontal line of shot instead of a circular pattern. Works extremely well on running targets. Shotgun is in excellent condition except for a few spots on the barrel only where some of the bluing has some discoloring. The shotgun has the ability to hold down the trigger and it will fire when pumped. This would be a great addition to a Vietnam era collection or SEAL team collection. The Duckbills were made for a short time by Chuck Madurski, contributor to Small Arms Review and noted Seal Team author Kevin Dockery. These duckbill spreaders are no longer in production. What do you guys think?

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n183/drdremel/Ithica%2037%20with%20Duckbill/Ithica37-1.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n183/drdremel/Ithica%2037%20with%20Duckbill/ithica37-3.jpg

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n183/drdremel/Ithica%2037%20with%20Duckbill/ithica37-5.jpg

Chuck as in member fingaz That looks great!

markfall  [Team Member]
2/27/2011 12:52:13 AM
Mmmmmmmmm, spreader choke.......
jtb0311  [Team Member]
2/27/2011 1:36:24 AM
That doesn't look like a Vietnam War combat shotgun to me. I'm no expert though.
imdBman  [Team Member]
2/27/2011 2:01:59 AM
Looks great! I have been hunting with Ithacas for 30 years. My dad had one and talked me into getting mine when I was 14. He had used them on LAPD in the late 60s. We both still use our Ithacas. Ithacas were used in Vietnam.
mike12345  [Member]
2/27/2011 2:53:19 AM
I want to see the shot pattern on paper or cardboard... If that choke works I will go make some.

ETA I assume it gets smaller in width?
stevejness  [Team Member]
2/27/2011 10:57:27 AM
Here are some pics of my SEAL clone shotgun:














imdBman  [Team Member]
2/27/2011 11:22:23 AM
Originally Posted By stevejness:
Here are some pics of my SEAL clone shotgun:

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/3020/pic3jky.jpg

http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/2672/pic2qy.jpg

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/2738/duckbill017.jpg

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/6019/duckbill035.jpg

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/6880/duckbill039.jpg
WOW!!! AWESOME!!! I passed up on a 7 shot, no hunting scene, parked and oiled stock Ithaca back in 99 for $225. I knew then I should have bought it. Gret display above and where did you get the Swimmers Vest? I have been looking for one for years.






Dr-Dremel  [Member]
2/27/2011 11:53:29 AM
WOW! Where did you get the mag tube extension or who did the work? That is what I would like mine to end up like.
stevejness  [Team Member]
2/27/2011 11:59:40 AM
Originally Posted By imdBman:
Originally Posted By stevejness:
Here are some pics of my SEAL clone shotgun:

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/3020/pic3jky.jpg

http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/2672/pic2qy.jpg

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/2738/duckbill017.jpg

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/6019/duckbill035.jpg

http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/6880/duckbill039.jpg
WOW!!! AWESOME!!! I passed up on a 7 shot, no hunting scene, parked and oiled stock Ithaca back in 99 for $225. I knew then I should have bought it. Gret display above and where did you get the Swimmers Vest? I have been looking for one for years.





Thanks, I think I bought that vest off ebay a few years ago.
stevejness  [Team Member]
2/27/2011 12:02:37 PM
Originally Posted By Dr-Dremel:
WOW! Where did you get the mag tube extension or who did the work? That is what I would like mine to end up like.


It's a tac-star extension for a Remington 870. You would have to remove the barrel lug on your shotgun. It is brazed on and will probably require an acetylene torch. You'll then need a good mag clamp to hold everything together.
TREADMARKS  [Team Member]
2/27/2011 2:14:39 PM
Originally Posted By Dr-Dremel:
The Duckbills were made for a short time by Chuck Madurski, contributor to Small Arms Review and noted Seal Team author Kevin Dockery.


Nice 37, dig the spreader. It's a little long for me, but one cool pointman lead thrower non the less.

This is only the second time I have heard of Chuck "Mad Dog" Madurski. About 15 years ago I purchased his sidearm for ccw.

It was his personal Detonics Combatmaster. Sweet gun for a sweet deal. Great guy to deal with and he threw in his leather with it. Nice.

Anyway here is a shot of my original 1968 US stamped Ithaca Model 37. (Subject content) Sorry, no solo shot of that 37 yet.

JJREA  [Member]
2/27/2011 3:00:05 PM
Wow!
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