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Old 10-25-2007, 4:49 PM
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Does anyone know what years the model 37 Ithaca was available with the slamfire function and/or why that option was discontinued?

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Old 10-25-2007, 6:02 PM
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I'm sure it was discontinued for liability reasons. I'm not sure on the years, but it seems like there were a hell of a lot of them out there that would do it. The only two I've shot both were capable of slams.
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LAPD requested the disconnect on their shotguns in the mid-1970's.
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PM Black_Talon - he is an Ithaca guru.

I think it was around 1978ish. I have a 1976 DSPS that is "slamfire"

While it's cool it isn't the most usefull feature - you can control anything when you shoot via slamfire. But it's cool to say you have it and to try it once or twice out in the desert.

The Model 37 is a fantastic shotgun IMO.

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Does anyone know what years the model 37 Ithaca was available with the slamfire function and/or why that option was discontinued?

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A trigger disconnect was added between 1975-1976

What's the fascination with 'slamfire'??...The winchester model 12 lacked a disconnect & so did a number of shotguns made around the same time. Slamfiring a model 37 is about as accurate as bump firing a keltec

Ithaca's benefits are light weight, a simple & elegant design with few moving parts, and very quick reloading. You don't need much more than that

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A trigger disconnect was added between 1975-1976

What's the fascination with 'slamfire'??...The winchester model 12 lacked a disconnect & so did a number of shotguns made around the same time. Slamfiring a model 37 is about as accurate as bump firing a keltec

Ithaca's benefits are light weight, a simple & elegant design with few moving parts, and very quick reloading. You don't need much more than that

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I was just curious. My 37 does have this feature, it is not very controllable but it is fun once in awhile. I was under the impression that they all did that until someone told me that theirs wouldn't.

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I was under the impression that they all did that until someone told me that theirs wouldn't.

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They mostly all did it until 74/75 when Ithaca started phasing it out. Back in the mid/late 1960's some LE agencies started requesting disconnect-type of trigger groups on their M37's and Ithaca started complying. By the mid 1970's Ithaca decided to build most regular M37s with non-slamfire triggers. They did continue to offer slam-fire trigger groups to LE on a special order basis through the mid 1980's.

True "disconnect" versions are fairly hard to come by. The standard "non-slamfire" M37 comes with a hammer that follows (but won't fire) if the trigger is held down as the bolt is closed. This leaves you with an uncocked gun that has a live round in the chamber. Can you say "useless as tits on a boar"? Thanks God for lawyers and all the PC bull****.....
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