SOLD FOR: $2750
Model: 37 Featherlight Riot (D.S. Police Special)
Serial Number: 371688084
Year of Manufacture: 1980
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Action Type: Tube Fed Pump-Action Shotgun
Barrel Length: 20”
Choke: Improved Modified (IM)
Sights / Optics: The front sight is red Raybar, the rear sight is a V-notch elevator sight dovetailed to a quarter rib at the rear of the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece wood. The fore-arm is ribbed, and the buttstock is checkered with a semi pistol grip and ventilated rubber Ithaca recoil pad. The wood shows light handling and storage marks. There are very light scattered draglines. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Parkerized
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion and for the age, this bore rates a 9.5 out of 10!
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows very light storage marks. There is operational wear under the fore-end. This firearm was well cared for. The screw heads are moderately tooled. The markings are crisp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this firearm. This shotgun will slam fire as designed. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes with a black nylon sling.
Our Assessment: The Ithaca 37 Featherlight D.S. Police Special is a shotgun designed for law enforcement and home defense use. It is a variant of the Ithaca 37 shotgun, which was first introduced in 1937 and has since become a popular choice among hunters, sportsmen, and law enforcement agencies.
The D.S. in the name stands for “Deerslayer,” which is a variant of the Featherlight designed for the use of buckshot and slugs for large game like deer. The Police Special variant is designed specifically for law enforcement use and features a shorter barrel, typically around 18-20 inches, for increased maneuverability in close quarters. It also typically comes with a synthetic or wood stock and a parkerized finish.
The Ithaca 37 Featherlight D.S. Police Special is known for its reliability, durability, and ease of use. It has a pump-action mechanism, which allows for quick follow-up shots, and can hold up to 8 rounds of ammunition (depending on the model). It is chambered for 12-gauge shells, which are widely available and come in a variety of loads for different applications.
This Ithaca 37 Featherlight Police Special is in amazing shape. The stocks are in excellent condition, the bore is incredibly bright, and the short and crisp trigger pull makes this one shotgun you want to get your hands on. Place your bids today!