As a followup to my question about M37 sling swivels, I would like to share some photos of an Ithaca Model 37 that I found. I believe this may be a WWII trench gun that has been updated some. The stock has been replaced with one from Herter's and the front sight has been added. I found this gun sitting in a small gun shop and thought hey look at that cool Police shotgun. As I grabbed it off the rack and looked at the bulged barrel I thought those three grooves look like they would be for a heat shield. I then saw the bomb mark and RLB and thought this might be a military gun. Note, I know nothing about military shotguns and have not paid that much attention to them. I brought it home and started looking it up.
Serial number is 61529 and barrel and receiver match. This is just outside the recorded range, but I see conflicting information on that. Hopefully Bruce can chime in to help.
I picked up a heatshield and sling swivel from Parts for Antique guns. I also found another 1940s model 37 that is all original and picked it up for a donor buttstock. Hoping to iron out the bulge some and add the heatshield and stock to get it looking good again.
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