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Posted: 4/22/2009 2:36:23 PM EDT



the magnum label worries me, seeing as my m37 was made a long time ago.  just want to make sure before i ruin my shotty.
Link Posted: 4/22/2009 2:51:59 PM EDT
wooooo...get ready for that old mule to kick the crap out of ya..

should be fine though...I wouldn't, but it should be ok.
Link Posted: 4/22/2009 3:03:36 PM EDT
Should be fine, as long as your Ithaca is in good condition. If your really worried then get it checked with a gunsmith. That must be one old shell I havn't seen one of those with the, "Mark 6" on the side in a long time.
Link Posted: 4/22/2009 5:11:00 PM EDT
You can try anything once

It should be fine, but check with your local 'smith if you're not sure.
Link Posted: 4/22/2009 5:31:48 PM EDT
why?

if your hunting it should be fine.

Be sure to tighten the stock screw, they are notorious for cracking
Link Posted: 4/23/2009 9:17:56 PM EDT
yea it will be going through this pup

serial number says it was made in 1968.  i was just wondering if the magnum indication meant a higher perssure or something like +p for pistol rounds.  the ithaca is in 100% working condition, but i like to double check before anything magnum or +p goes in my weapons, expecially one this old.  thanks guys.
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 12:47:49 AM EDT
Magnum in terms of buckshot means more pellets, the pressure would be a bit more than a regular shell, but you have to remember that shotguns are low pressure firearms, as compared to rifles and handguns. Haven't I seen that Ithaca 37 on the equipment exchange?
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 2:30:35 AM EDT
It shouldn't hurt the gun (never hurt mine), but like was posted before, whoa! be ready for the kick!!

The first magnum shell I ran through mine duck hunting in 1973 I thought I'd broken my shoulder.
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 10:07:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Gravity3694:
Magnum in terms of buckshot means more pellets, the pressure would be a bit more than a regular shell, but you have to remember that shotguns are low pressure firearms, as compared to rifles and handguns. Haven't I seen that Ithaca 37 on the equipment exchange?


yea i have this shotty listed on the EE.  if it doesnt sell i will get the tube extended and add a pictanity rail somewhere for a laser.  eventually get it re-blued, these guns are great, and it deserves to look great too.
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 10:32:35 AM EDT
Am I missing something here?

Magnum, would that not indicate a 3" shell?

Older Ithacas are 2 3/4 inch only and cannot safely shoot 3" shells.  What's it say on the barrel?
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 11:07:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Leg:
Am I missing something here?

Magnum, would that not indicate a 3" shell?

Older Ithacas are 2 3/4 inch only and cannot safely shoot 3" shells.  What's it say on the barrel?


x100000 ......that is a 3" shell and ithacas were just for 2 3/4" .....
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 4:25:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Leg:
Am I missing something here?

Magnum, would that not indicate a 3" shell?

Older Ithacas are 2 3/4 inch only and cannot safely shoot 3" shells.  What's it say on the barrel?


no this is a 2.75in shell.  here it is next to some others. from left to right: Express Power Piston, SuperX Mark 6, Lawman, and Selior and Bellot.  The sellior and bellot and the lawman are marked 2 3/4 on the shell.

ive shot those longer S&B shells in the ithaca no problem.
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 4:34:36 PM EDT
be careful with that pistol grip. It's a crappy design for the Ithaca and they are prone to breaking under hi recoil(mine did). Don't get me wrong, I loved mine while I had it, but they are irreplaceable(have been looking for a pachmyr ever since mine broke!)

PS- my ithaca 37 looked just like that till I had to put a different pistol grip on it!
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 4:36:32 PM EDT
that SB is not a 3 inch shell, just a different style crimp, that is why it is longer.
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 4:42:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/24/2009 8:29:02 PM EDT by mercdank]
so the verdict is not a 3in shell so its good to go in the m37!
Link Posted: 4/25/2009 6:34:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WantsAnRRA:
why?

if your hunting it should be fine.

Be sure to tighten the stock screw, they are notorious for cracking


THIS!
Good advice on  winchester 1897's too.

I see your using a pistol grip, so this dont apply.
I have several Ithaca's, they will handle what you put in it.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 5:43:15 AM EDT
Interesting, didn't realize that some 2 3/4" shells had been marked as Magnum, kind of unnecessarily confusing is it not?

If it's 2 3/4" I don't see how it could harm your shotgun, your wrist might hurt a bit at the end of the day though.
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