New Gun for Next Season
March 3, 2011 1 Comment
I recently bought a new (used) gun and I’m pretty excited about breaking it in this year. This is an Ithaca Model 37 Featherlight. I bought the gun so I would have a lighter gun for upland game and for dove season. I also want to give my poor Mossberg 500 a break because it’s been getting a real workout over the last two years.
This is the last pre-WWII pump shotgun still being made. I haven’t gotten an exact age on this one yet but I think it’s around 20 years old. The previous owner bought it new and I know it’s been taken care of. The gun may require a slight modification down the road as I am considering having the barrel cut down from 28 to 26 inches and threaded for choke tubes. The reason for this is that it will make the gun that much lighter and also make it shoulder faster for rabbits and quail.
As for my beloved Mossberg, it will still be out with me during turkey season and take plenty of abuse during goose season. I imagine I will occasionally still break it out for other game from time to time but it’s earned a bit of a rest.
I’m hoping to shoot some skeet this summer so I don’t have to waste the dove opener getting used to this gun. More to come on how that goes.