What would make your gun rarer is if it has a 32in. The 37A and the later 840 shotguns had the up curved hammer spur. So I guess there were some made. To the maximum extent possible, the dates of manufacture shown were obtained from the original Winchester Factory Polishing Room serialization records; otherwise estimates were made using multiple sources of information e. The only Winchester and Cooey firearm that I am aware of that have the same Model number is the Model 71.
Also the gun on top has a lot less wear and just has a fresher look to it. Also the youth model is worth a bit more. We reserve the right to make changes at any time and make no claims as to accuracy. But the fact remains; there is no original, single, totally accurate database of serial numbers from 1866 forward that we are aware of. I believe the Model 2400 and 2200 shotguns were assembled in Canada at one time. You are correct, the Md 37 has no serial numbers. Winchester made approximately 1,015,000 from 1936-1963.
I have been taking it out with me when I check my trap in my back field. In 1973 some more changes were made and the Model 370 became the Model 37A, while the Model 840 model number was not changed although changes were made to that shotgun as well. It's dirty and dry but still original. I have posted them all to the site if you care to look at them. Item Details A Winchester Model 37A single shot shotgun. I am guessing the year at 37 or 38, but not a 36. I suppose one could get any information they wanted by contacting the page that I linked in this thread.
That may make a difference to a buyer who wants differing choke selections for these fine pump guns. Seems to me I remember a Model 670 being assembled in Canada as well and something about the Model 94 being assembled here for a time as well. This one is sort of tear drop shaped with ridges, and is not all one width. This model was developed by Winchester with a standard visible hammer action for many years. Could you possibly measure the width of the cocking lever, describe its shape, are the ridges worn down on the cocking lever, does it look like a hammer, or is it flat and con-caved? Mossberg or Marlin don't list one.
You have a full choke gun, full chokes were designated by the word choke, they didnt say full. I am certain this gun has all original parts as it was rarely used from what my Dad tells me. © Winchester Repeating Arms, 2012, 2015, R. If you ever go to a turkey shoot, that would be the gun to take, if they allow it Well, this gun is going nowhere and will be used for sure. Historically these guns were very tight shooting,meaning a tight pattern. Originally introduced with a narrow cocking lever 1936 , to a wider cocking lever, 1937 , and finally to a concave spade shaped lever mid 1937. Seems that there's a lot of Ithaca 37 fans on here so I thought I'd make a post with the serial numbers.
Before supper I went and picked it up. Actually I was surpirsed at the lack of picture for this gun. I see no serial number on this gun. However, my gun doesn't have the pigtail barrel lever. Later on the Model 84 became the Model 840 and was cheapened up a lot. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
Anyway, I am just looking to figure out what year it was made, or if that isn't possible a range, and then also an approximate value. I might let him do it if it turns out not being worth too much. Anyone know how many 16 guage pigtails were made? The guy told me it was his dad's and he thought it was purchased in 1939. I missed, but it felt great shooting it for the first time. As far as I know there are no serial number-year made tables for these guns. Just out of respect for your friend and the friendship that you enjoy with him.
About 25 or 30 years ago I was in contact with a fellow who was going to write a book on Cooey firearms. My son suggested to camo it for coyote and turkey hunting. It was in production from 1936-1963 with 1,015,554 units made. It was an alternative to other makers entry level single shot shotguns. Seem to remember them being advertised in the old Cooey catalogues as being assembled in Canada with Canadian hardwood stocks and forends.
However based on the sales of Winchesters other 16ga. That gun I would want to look very close at! Hard to tell when most were made as they often did not have a serial number. They have all steel construction and walnut stocks. These guns had no serial numbers. This gun was bought new by my great grandfather in the late 30s and was only used for a few years to hunt squirrels. Please remember that this information is a compilation over time -- collected from secondhand information. In general, this information is the same that you would get if you called our customer service department and asked them for the information.
Then again it just looks damn cool with all the natural wear on it. There is no other detail beyond this that we can provide. It seems to me to be in pretty good shape. Just in case you are interested, Winchester purchaed the H. Thanks for visiting and we hope you become a regular! I remember he could bring some sq's out of the highest trees and turkeys were flopped by it. It was dropped in 1963 and was made in12,16,20 and 28 Gauge and in.