Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight DU M&P 20″ 7+1 Shot 12 GA Pump Shotgun, 1977

Sold For: $2,375.01

LSB#: 200923FH31

Make: Ithaca

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

Serial Number: DU370408482

Year of Manufacture: We suspect that this shotgun’s receiver was made in 1977 for the Duck’s Unlimited Trade Model, “Some M&P guns were built from unused Ducks Unlimited Trade Model receivers and had a DU serial number.” (

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 and an anvil proof.

Barrel Length: 20″

Choke: Cylinder Bore, Fixed

Sights / Optics: There is a brass bead at the muzzle.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two piece wood with grooved slide-handle, pistol grip, straight comb and checkered black hard rubber Ithaca buttplate. The buttstock has a sling stud in the belly, the barrel lug is threaded for a lug but none is present. The stocks have light handling wear with a few scattered light nicks, scratches and scuffs. There is a short, thin crack at the front of the wrist to the right of the trigger guard. The LOP measures 13 7/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has scattered light wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good-plus condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at some edges. There are a few scattered minor marks. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are generally clear, some of the barrel markings are a little shallow. Overall, this shotgun is in about Very Good-Fine condition.

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 most 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 full-length magazine tube that holds seven rounds, plus one in the chamber for eight total. This shotgun is also one from a production run made using extra Ducks Unlimited receivers, an interesting piece to add to an Ithaca collection. Please see our pictures and good luck!

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.

Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight DU M&P 20" 7+1 Shot 12 GA Pump Shotgun, 1977
Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight DU M&P 20″ 7+1 Shot 12 GA Pump Shotgun, 1977