View Full Version : Ithica 37 pump action friction problem--please help!
November 10th, 2008, 06:21 PM
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My ithica 37 pump action is having problems. The forestock is somehow rubbing against the magazine. I made the above video so that you can see what I'm talking about. I've opened it up and lubricated everything to no avail.
Thanks for any assistance you can offer and let me know if you need any more information before making a diagnosis.
November 10th, 2008, 07:26 PM
is the inside of it lubed? it looks like it hasnt been shot much, it should smooth up with some use. i got a few deals on M37 because of that very issue. i cleaned them in the sink inhot water and disk soap, re lubed. sll good to go
November 10th, 2008, 08:24 PM
i was also gonna say try lubing it. are you sure your mag tube isn't bent/warped?
November 10th, 2008, 08:36 PM
Same here,I recently got one of those 37's,gave it a good cleaning,and some lubricant,smoothed it right up.
November 10th, 2008, 08:45 PM
Thanks. it's been shot quite a bit. I bought it used and I've personally fired close to 1000 rounds from it. I guess I'll try taking off. When you say lube the inside, which inside do you mean? I put rem oil on the mag tube itself. Should I somehow pull off the wood part and wash all the metal in soap? I never thought of washing it with soap..
November 10th, 2008, 09:50 PM
OK. I figured it out. The washer type thing at the end of the wooden stock had shifted over somehow. So instead of the cut away section of the washer matching up flush with the barrel, the sharp edge where the small section that was removed to make the washer match up properly was contacting the barrel, thus forcing the entire stock to rub against the barrel. Thanks very much for your guys tips. I think I'll use some soap the next time I clean it. If you are interested for some reason, I can post another video of the problem from before I fixed, but right now youtube isn't working and I need to wake up early for some hunting!
November 10th, 2008, 10:08 PM
an ithaca 37 having problems?
i have a ithaca 37 in 16 gauge from 1954 and it works and shoots like a dream.
edit: mine does the same thing and has the same marks.
how much did you get yours for? judinging by the looks of it, its a 16 guage too?
November 11th, 2008, 09:29 AM
I got mine from Continental Arms used last spring for somewhere around 300 after all the taxes and fees. I've never had any problems other than this little issue, which I'm so happy I corrected. The only problem is I stayed up too late fixing it and was too tired to go hunting this morning!
Is there a way for me to figure out the year of manufacture?
I didn't know it could be a 16 gauge???
December 6th, 2008, 06:38 PM
I think that your 37 is probably just fine. The friction marks are from normal mechanical use. As long as the resistance that you are encountering is not prohibitive; I would say that everything is fine. Spray some CLP in the action, cycle it, wipe it out and do some shooting. I think that you may just be getting to know your shotgun. I have three of the same model.
December 6th, 2008, 07:35 PM
Hey! Another Ithaca 37! A good cleaning and lube of mine did the trick.
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