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 Post subject: Ithaca M37 Shotgun
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Was it used much in WW2?

Has anybody got any pictures of it being used?

I would be most gratefull of any info or pictures, thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Ithaca M37 Shotgun
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Panzerklein Pete wrote:
Was it used much in WW2?

Has anybody got any pictures of it being used?

I would be most gratefull of any info or pictures, thanks.


Don't know about the m37 but the m1897 trench shotgun was used in the pto a bit..


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The M37 was more of a Vietnam weapon.
1897 and model 12 shotguns were the one used.

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1897 trench shotgun

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Model 12 shotgun

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Thanks guys, its just that I'm thinking of putting together a PTO impression, possibly marine but I don't know, and I have the opertunity to buy a deact M37.


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If your looking for shotguns target arms have a model 12, and model guns have the 1897 replicas

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Well I can't see the model 12 on target arms website, as for the model guns 1897, I'm not sure how I feel about spending £300+ on a replica.


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£300 on a replica the last original M1897 shotgun I saw was at Detling for £1,350

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Suddenly that replica is looking more appealing.


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the Ithaca M37 Shotgun was one of the available shotguns bought by the Army to equip MP platoons for guard duty at the breakout of the war when they were in short supply. I'm guessing that they stayed mainly in the states though. I've not seen one being used overseas during WW2. (though I'm sure someone will prove me wrong on this)

I've had the pleasure of fondling one a couple of weeks ago.

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Wayne (Saipan Marine) is the shotgun authority here....the TRUE ITHACA WW2 M37 is a VERY VERY rare shotgun with only 1420 examples being produced before Ithaca switched production to the 45 automatic.

I only have ever seen ONE in the flesh and they truly are a gorgeous looking weapon.

and whats more the correct Heatshield /Handguard is even harder and rarer to find

Ithaca then recommenced production for Vietnam on the M-37 but they are a totally different animal to the correct WW2 one.

If you look at Apocolypse Now...the Special Forces Deserter Officer is carrying one a WW2 one that is when Charlie Sheen meets him at Kurtzs camp.

Wayne my boy..OVER TO YOU

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here,s a picture of a ww2 trenchgun http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/ ... andard.jpg one of the 1420 trenchguns ithaca made out of a total of 12,433 shotguns supplied, the rest consisted of riotguns and long barreled training guns

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by the way Lloyd thats big larry,s ithaca so we can be sure its right

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Flippin Heck Bro ...whos is THAT one.......OK just read the postingyes thats a rightun and no mistake...:-(

Thats nice

Still kicking yerself over that one that "Prof" brought at Birmingham......:-(

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sure am but his is not one of the fabled 1420 but still right none the less, still i can cosole myself with this vietnam ithaca http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a189/ ... 5be85b.jpg

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