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Posted: 10/16/2015 11:04:36 PM EDT
Well, I traded for an old Ithaca Model 37 20g a, and now I need to locate a stock, where is the best place, I'm cheap, best price I have found so far is like $80 including shipping and thats more than I have in the Gun. Any places I should check out that don't pop right up on an web search?  Thanks
Link Posted: 10/17/2015 1:33:06 AM EDT
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20ga model 37 isn't real common. Parts are out there but $80 sounds like a decent deal for a functional stock. Is yours damaged or missing?
Link Posted: 10/17/2015 9:35:13 AM EDT
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Unfortunately Ithaca 37 stocks are uncommon and expensive.

Check eBay.
Link Posted: 10/19/2015 3:20:35 PM EDT
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20ga model 37 isn't real common. Parts are out there but $80 sounds like a decent deal for a functional stock. Is yours damaged or missing?
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Part of it is broken off where it attaches to the gun, someone else could probably make the piece but I'm not much of a carpenter.
Link Posted: 10/19/2015 4:39:24 PM EDT
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Check Numerich.
Link Posted: 10/19/2015 4:52:27 PM EDT
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Boyd's has one.

It took me literally 30 seconds to find that one.
Link Posted: 10/19/2015 5:53:55 PM EDT
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Boyd's has one.

It took me literally 30 seconds to find that one.
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I saw that too but OP was balking at $80 shipping included so I figured it was too much.
Link Posted: 10/19/2015 10:17:04 PM EDT
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The words "cheap" and "Ithaca 37" don't belong together, so OP needs to bite the proverbial bullet and whip out the wallet. Nobody's going to be giving a stock away unless he's at the right place/right time.
Link Posted: 10/19/2015 10:32:00 PM EDT
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The words "cheap" and "Ithaca 37" don't belong together, so OP needs to bite the proverbial bullet and whip out the wallet. Nobody's going to be giving a stock away unless he's at the right place/right time.
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Very true! Unless he wants to adopt it out to me! I'd rehab it and make sure it went rabbit hunting in the fields and grouse hunting in the highlands.
Link Posted: 10/29/2015 3:35:41 PM EDT
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Anybody know of another company that might carry em?  I would like to put this thing back together pretty cheap if possible.
Link Posted: 10/29/2015 5:07:10 PM EDT
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$80 is cheap.

Sell it off if that is to much.

I have 4 m37 12 gauges, I know it hurts when you have to buy parts for them, but it's just the way it goes.
Link Posted: 10/29/2015 6:28:27 PM EDT
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$80 is cheap.

Sell it off if that is to much.

I have 4 m37 12 gauges, I know it hurts when you have to buy parts for them, but it's just the way it goes.
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I have thought about selling it, I have no idea what it is worth, it's pretty rough
Link Posted: 10/29/2015 6:54:14 PM EDT
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I'm curious what parts you have to buy for M37's?  Having had one since 1969, hunting with it in ND, WV, AR, IL, TX, VA and never having had it break, what parts are usually broken?

I have seen where people broke butt stocks trying to crush a not quite dead squirrel or rabbit's head, but that's why God makes the little sticks that lie all over the woods in the leaves.  

Every now and then I've seen synthetic stocks/fore arms for M37's, but not sure if any were for 20 ga. guns.

Is the wood missing?  If not, you could remove the butt stock, epoxy it together, drive a brass pin or two into the crack area, sand it down and refinish it.  Fully functional, even if not pretty.
Link Posted: 10/29/2015 8:41:19 PM EDT
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a big chunk is missing out of the top part of the stock where it connects to the receiver.
Link Posted: 10/29/2015 10:44:29 PM EDT
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If $80 is going to break the budget, then maybe selling it would be a good option.
Link Posted: 10/29/2015 11:18:09 PM EDT
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It needs refinishing etc pretty bad, I dont really want to invest much in it, it just came in a multigun trade. .. Nobody has mentioned a value either
Link Posted: 10/29/2015 11:39:39 PM EDT
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Why not post some pics so we have more to go by than a vague description?
Link Posted: 10/29/2015 11:57:42 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/30/2015 12:00:24 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/30/2015 12:37:28 AM EDT
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With a replacement stock, I would say it's worth about $250
Link Posted: 10/30/2015 1:09:21 AM EDT
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Well that's better than I was thinking,
Link Posted: 10/30/2015 2:37:57 AM EDT
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Saw a 20 gauge recently that was just a shooter, same vintage as yours with a $379 price tags. The 20 gauges carry a premium in my experience. They are so nimble. Great upland guns.
Link Posted: 10/30/2015 7:17:14 AM EDT
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Damn, you weren't kidding about the stock missing a chunk. As long as the forend isn't split or cracked, I'd just get the $80 buttstock and be done with it. Maybe one will turn up on eBay, as a used one would match the condition of the rest of the gun, but it's nothing some dark stain and linseed oil wouldn't fix on a new part.
Link Posted: 10/30/2015 10:35:30 AM EDT
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Damn, you weren't kidding about the stock missing a chunk. As long as the forend isn't split or cracked, I'd just get the $80 buttstock and be done with it. Maybe one will turn up on eBay, as a used one would match the condition of the rest of the gun, but it's nothing some dark stain and linseed oil wouldn't fix on a new part.
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I asked the guy if he had the piece but he said it had been gone for years, IDK what they did to the gun!!
Link Posted: 10/30/2015 3:09:21 PM EDT
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Model 37s are bad about cracking there
Link Posted: 10/30/2015 4:16:48 PM EDT
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That nice, thin, graceful wrist on the stock isn't the most sturdy part of the gun. If it was my gun I'd replace the stock, and then maybe have it bead-blasted and matte-blued.
Link Posted: 10/30/2015 10:47:04 PM EDT
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for a small re-homing fee you can!
Link Posted: 11/1/2015 9:44:46 PM EDT
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When it comes to parts, that is 100% true, especially the stocks.

For whatever reason, complete guns can be found at very good prices.

The 37s are wonderful guns, very sleek and sexy and just about bombproof, but the wrist of the stock is the weakest link to be sure.

I'm no pro, but figure the OP's gun might be worth $100 as-is, but even that is a stretch. it looks to be in pretty rough shape, so adding an expensive stock to it might just be putting lipstick on a pig. The 20ga Ithaca M37 is a neat gun, if the bore is in good shape and you wanted to keep it and hunt with it, maybe just replace the stock with one of the plastic aftermarket parts and call it good.
Link Posted: 11/2/2015 11:25:57 PM EDT
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I like the patina, but that is a $100 gun.
Link Posted: 11/2/2015 11:50:41 PM EDT
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If somebody wants it for $100 it can be their project
Link Posted: 11/3/2015 9:09:15 AM EDT
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Those 20ga Ithaca 37's are sweet shooters.

I"m not sure how handy you are with woodworking, but you could probably repair that stock with a little, time, effort, and a few materials.
Link Posted: 11/3/2015 9:37:28 AM EDT
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I hear (all the time on the internet) about how prone the M37's are to breaking at the wrist of the stock.  Has anyone here, on this forum or following this thread, ever broken one just from shooting it?  Not from butt stroking a not quite dead squirrel or rabbit, but from shooting it.

There are ten or eleven M37's in my family.  Two 16 ga. and eight or nine 12 ga. guns.  The oldest/most shot would be my dad's.  He traded a 37 Pontiac for it in 1953 and he killed a few truck loads of game with it over the years from VA to ND to west TX.  There are a few other older guns but they weren't hunted with nearly as much, or were bought used by my brothers, so no telling how much they were shot.

My dad bought mine for me in 1969 and I hunted the same stuff he did in the same places (never did kill a deer with mine though, let alone a truck load of them).

None of them ever broke, anything.  That's why when I buy a shotgun for one of my kids, its always an old, used Ithaca M37.

Oh, my dad's is so slick/well worn that if you hold it muzzle up and push the bolt/slide release it will come down on its own if the hammer is cocked.  Well used, taken care of, the finish worn off so bad the receiver and a foot of the barrel look nickel plated.

As others have stated, great bird guns.  You can walk all day with it.  No rain/snow/sleet gets to the internals (unless you carry it upside down).  If you're a reloader it drops the empties right in front of your feet.
Link Posted: 11/5/2015 10:52:39 PM EDT
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