used deer slayer help

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:19 am
my local shop got a deer slayer in in great condition but the sales guy said the owner took it to a gunsmith and there was unknown issues and the guy sold it. they want $200 for it.

the stocks checkered, rifled barrel.

any idea what the problem could be or if this is worth the money?

don't want to spend 200 and dump 500 into it.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:13 am
Welcome to the Ithaca Owners Forum !!

Unknown issues ?...and now the local shop has it for sale !?

I would pass...especially if the gunsmith didn't / couldn't fix it...and "the shop" doesn't care to divulge the problem.

Plenty more M37s around...

That's my 2 cents...

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:32 pm
SHOOTER13 wrote:Welcome to the Ithaca Owners Forum !!

Unknown issues ?...and now the local shop has it for sale !?

I would pass...especially if the gunsmith didn't / couldn't fix it...and "the shop" doesn't care to divulge the problem.

Plenty more M37s around...

That's my 2 cents...


based on what guys said on other forums is this might be one before they closed and opened again. the guy said the owner didn't want to mess with it so sold it. ill look around though
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:33 pm
Historical Overview of the Ithaca Gun Company


•1883~William Henry Baker and partners go into business as Ithaca Gun Company, start making side by side shotguns

•1937~The John Browning designed Model 37® is put into production at Ithaca

•1967~Ithaca Gun Company is sold to what will become General Recreation, Inc.

•1987~Ithaca Acquisition, Inc. moves gunmaking operations to King Ferry, NY. Changes name of Model 37® to Model 87.

•1996~Ithaca Gun Company, LLC changes name of the Ithaca pump gun back to Model 37®

•2005~Ithaca Guns USA, LLC of Upper Sandusky, OH purchases Ithaca Gun's assets, starts M37 production

•2007~Ithaca Gun Company acquires the assets of Ithaca Guns USA, LLC and continues moving forward in Ohio, bringing modern techniques and ideas to gunmaking

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:50 am
well I called the smith and he said the gun was never broken it went to be cleaned up and the owner didn't want to pay the price afterwards so he gave it to them.

m3700 852 is the last 3 of the serial number. im thinking of picking it up.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:07 pm
What !?....That's crazy !!

Give the $200 and don't look back...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:30 pm
based on the serial numbers any idea when it was made? barrel says ny.

im wondering if its worth some $ or would it a be a beater truck gun?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:00 am
That would make it a Kings Ferry gun. It is one of the ones from the middle years, about 96 or 97, which means it is probably a pretty nice one.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:45 pm
its still there, Ithaca said It was made in 2002. would that make it a deerslayer 2?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:47 pm
$200 seems like a steal for a rifled barrel version.

I paid a hair more for my Hogslayer.
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