SOLD FOR: $2,601.50
Make: Inland Mfg.
Model: M37 Trench Gun
Serial Number: S30143
Year of Manufacture: 2015-2020
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 3″ Chamber
Action Type: Pump / Slide Action, Tube Magazine Fed Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “DEF 20″”, “M37 DEFENSE INT. 12GA 3″ CHAMBE READ OWNER MANUAL / ITHACA GUN COMPANY, UPPER SANDUSKY, OH MADE IN U.S.A.”, the right is marked with “PT” on a shotshell, “11374” and with an upside-down “S30143”. The front face of the receiver is marked “S30143” on the right. The right of the receiver has a flaming bomb, “RLB” and “INLAND MFG. DAYTON, OHIO”.
Barrel Length: 20”
Choke: Cylinder Bore
Sights / Optics: There is a brass bead mounted to the front of the bayonet lug. The barrel is drilled for a bead underneath.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two piece oiled walnut set with grooved forend, pistol grip, straight comb, serrated black hard rubber buttplate and sling plate inlet to the belly. The stocks have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has minor wear around the edges. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine-Excellent condition as refinished and not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The action shows minor operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The shotgun ejects out the bottom of the receiver. It can be slam-fired. 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: This shotgun comes in a white cardboard Inland Mfg. box with serial-matching label, reproduction leather military style sling marked “MILSCO / 1942” installed, the installed Ithaca-style 29×6 hole ventilated heat shield and bayonet lug assembly, and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual. The box has light storage wear. The sling has light wear from where it rests on the metal parts of the gun.
Our Assessment: The Ithaca 37 enjoys a good reputation for its durability, ambidextrous ejection design, smooth action and of course for being one of few pump shotguns which can be “slam-fired”, meaning that with the trigger depressed, pushing the slide handle forward and locking the action will allow the chambered round to be fired without needing to reset the trigger. In addition to seeing use by bird and deer hunters for generations, the Model 37 has served in WWII, the Vietnam War and in countless law enforcement agencies across the country. This example is a modern reproduction from Inland Manufacturing. It is a faithful reproduction of the M37 Trench-Gun, with a 6-row ventilated handguard/bayonet lug installed, sling, parkerized finish and oiled walnut stocks. A gun like this with a two-foot bayonet sticking off the end would probably put second thoughts in enemy soldiers! The gun is in Excellent condition, appearing to have spent more time in its box than out. This would be a great gun for an Ithaca collector or a military shotgun collector as a placeholder for an issued Trench-Gun. If the collectors don’t snap it up, it will still serve as a great defensive shotgun and host for an M1917 bayonet. Please see our photos and good luck!