Gun Report

Ithaca Model 37 Trap FL3712-30BTR 12 Gauge

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Perhaps the most handsome shotgun Ithaca has ever produced. Balky with cheaper ammunition, it was otherwise a very strong shooter.

Ithaca Model 37 Trap FL3712-30BTR 12 Gauge

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Action Type
Chamber Length
Choke Tubes
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Rib Width
Stock Material
Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel

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The fore end slide was short compared to other pump shotguns.
The crossbolt safety was easy to find. When off Safe, it could be a problem for the lefty. Releasing the slide release required a downward clockwise movement.
Single loading began with placing the round atop the elevator. Working the slide to drop it down and send it forward into the chamber was more reliable when performed in two distinct movements. But single loading was easier still when fed from the magazine.

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