08 Sep 2006

Good News

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It looked like curtains for the venerable Ithaca Gun Company last December, when the company’s equipment was auctioned in a going-out-of-business sale. But a number of Ithaca models, like the 37 Featherweight Shotgun, retained a strong following, and (as some predicted at the time) the Ithaca Gun Company was not simply allowed to die.

Floyd and Craig Marshall, who own and operate a state-of-the-art tool manufacturing company in Ohio, came forward and purchased from Ithaca’s investors the company name and the rights to Ithaca’s designs. Production of some Model 37s is currently underway in Sanduskey, and Craig Marshall talks about eventually building Knickerbocker doubles. I’d bet they could sell a few Magnum 10s as well. The US military could do worse than to buy a few of those Model 37s.

New Ithaca Gun Company web-site

Craig Marshall was interviewed on a rural conservative radio network I’ve never heard of (but more power to them, they like guns and vote Republican, I always say).

Craig Marshall’s Interview with Jerry Hughes on the Accent Radio Network

Introduction

Part 1

Part 2

One correction, guys: John James Audubon died January 27, 1851. The Ithaca Gun Company was founded in 1883. The famous bird painter was a really lively corpse if he owned an Ithaca, as current copy claims.

Hat tip to Skookumchuk from YARGB.

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Skookumchuk

I’ve got two 37s – a 16 gauge Classic and a 12 gauge Turkeyslayer. They are fine guns.

They are now supposedly no longer relying on old parts and are now making their own, including some new stuff. I’ve asked for a laminated thumbhole stock for the turkey gun, which I will strip and finish matte. I was also told there may be a new auto design being explored.

Hope things work out for them. I’ve spoken to them a few times and they seem a helpful bunch.



Skookumchuk

I’ve got two 37s – a 16 gauge Classic and a 12 gauge Turkeyslayer. They are fine guns.

They are supposedly no longer relying on old parts and are now making their own, including some new stuff. I’ve asked for a laminated wooden thumbhole stock and forend for the turkey gun, which I will strip and finish matte. I was also told there may be a new auto design being explored.

Hope things work out for them. I’ve spoken to them a few times and they seem a helpful bunch.



Joe Micanek

What is the price of a new M37?



billy thomas

I have a Mag-10 automatic shotgun in very good condition, will you have parts and repair service available if needed?



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