Ithaca Model 37 M37 Featherlight M&P 20” Shot 12 GA Pump Shotgun, 1969 C&R

SOLD FOR: $922

WOA#: WY240224CC025

Make: Ithaca

Model: 37 Featherlight Military and Police (M&P)

Serial Number: 371068782

Year of Manufacture: 1969 (

Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells

Action Type: Pump / Slide Action, Tube Magazine Fed Shotgun

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “MODEL 37 – FEATHERLIGHT – 12 GA. – 2 3/4 CHAMBER – PROOF TESTED / ITHACA GUN CO., INC. ITHACA, N.Y. MADE IN USA – ROTO FORGED”, with an anvil and “CYL”. The right side of the barrel is marked with an anvil proof. The right side of the receiver is marked with the serial number “371068782” and an anvil proof.

Barrel Length: 20″

Choke: Cylinder Bore, Fixed

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass bead fixed to the barrel at the muzzle. The top of the receiver is serrated for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two-piece wood with grooved slide-handle, semi-pistol grip, straight comb and serrated black hard rubber Ithaca buttplate. The stocks have some scattered light nicks, dings, scuffs and scratches, nearly all in the buttstock and on the belly. The LOP measures 14″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some little nicks and dings with heavier wear at the heel and toe.There are no cracks or chips.  Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition for C&R.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is wear at the muzzle from being fired.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10 given its age.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The finish is strong all around. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Excellent condition for C&R.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This shotgun will slam-fire. The shotgun ejects out the bottom of the receiver. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: This is an Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight Military and Police. The 37 was produced in a number of configurations, and this is one of the more popular for home defense or law enforcement. Its 20″ Cylinder Bore barrel is perfect for use with buckshot or slugs, fast-handling, and will combine with the 37’s notably smooth action and ability to slam-fire to make it a potent weapon for defending yourself. The shotgun has a magazine tube that holds four rounds, plus one in the chamber for five total. In addition to being a gun suitable for defense, it is a nice example of the Featherlight M&P model, great to add to an Ithaca collection. Please see our pictures and good luck! – L.S.

Ithaca Model 37 M37 Featherlight M&P 20” Shot 12 GA Pump Shotgun, 1969 C&R
Ithaca Model 37 M37 Featherlight M&P 20” Shot 12 GA Pump Shotgun, 1969 C&R