David Dlubak and his investors sought to do things right, and to aggressively approach the firearms market.
It seems that the new Ithaca understands that Model 37's, no matter how well made, can hardly support continued growth.
Using the supplied and installed Ithaca Plus Briley Modified choke, we printed patterns at 40 yards with a variety of pheasant medicine, finding that yes-- the Ithaca shot where it was supposed to, right on the money at 40 yards with beautifully centered patterns. #5 shot three inch shells (#STH2035) patterned superbly and evenly with the Ithaca modified tube, so they were the shells that we hit the field with.
It wasn't that long until our pointer found a nervous rooster in the center of a thick waterway that hit the air at 40 yards cackling and hollering away along with a pair of hens.
Ithaca Model 37 Repeater Serial Number Listing by Year.
With a crummy, heavy trigger, a face-busting amount of wood on the comb, and the propensity to instantly unload the contents of its magazine on the ground it was of the most disastrous single-shots I've owned. with employees that reportedly made parts at home in their garages just so a few guns could get shipped. Y., Ithaca attempt ended finally-- likely a good thing.
Ithaca, at that time, was cursed with old tooling . The assets were purchased (I'm not sure what they were at that point, other than a brand name) and Ithaca appeared again out of Ohio.
Recently, happy to include the Ithaca Model 37 in a 20 gauge pump-action comparison, we found a "perfect storm" of sorts.
The Model 37 as supplied had an overly heavy trigger, and failed to shoot to point of aim.