SOLD FOR: $1877
Model: Custom 37 Featherlight D.S. Police Special (DSPS) Trench Gun
Serial Number: 902999
Year of Manufacture: 1965 (https://ithacagun.com/serial-numbers/)
Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Pump / Slide Action, Tube Magazine Fed Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “D.S. POLICE SPECIAL / MODEL 37 – FEATHERLIGHT – 12 GA. – 2 3/4 CHAMBER – PROOF TESTED / ITHACA GUN CO., INC. ITHACA, N.Y. MADE IN USA – ROTO FORGED”. The right side of the receiver is marked with the serial number and “X / TPD”.
Barrel Length: 20″
Choke: Fixed Modified
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a custom brass bead on a serrated, ramped base screwed to the front of the heatshield. The rear sight is a “V”-notch leaf sight dovetailed to a base fixed to the rear of the barrel. There is an elevator cut but there is no elevator included.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece walnut with grooved slide handle, press checkered semi-pistol grip, straight comb, serrated black hard rubber Ithaca buttplate, and a sling stud in the belly (the other is mounted to the bottom of the barrel’s heatshield). The stocks have a few scattered scuffs, draglines, and a few small nicks and dings through the finish. The heaviest defects are a ding on the belly and another on the front of the grip. The LOP measures 14 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad, 14″ to the back of the wood. The plate has dings and scratches. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There are one or two small spots of faint surface erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 93% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at some edges. There are some scattered scuffs that have thinned the finish. There are some spots of discoloration and some spots of light oxidation, most noticeable on the left and top of the receiver. The wear on the heatshield is consistent with the rest of the metal. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are tool marked with serviceable slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This shotgun will slam-fire as designed. 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.