Restoring the Ithaca Model 37–Part 2

By David Fey
AGI Practical Gunsmithing Course Graduate, GCA Member

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Reducing Effects Of Corrosion By Polishing

The next step after de-rusting was to reduce the effects of corrosion using an 8″ fine wire wheel on a motor at 3450 RPM. I used the lightest pressure possible, especially on the sides of the receiver, against the imprinted scenes, and the top of the receiver where the metal was checkered along its centerline. My goal was to remove as little metal as possible. I carded the barrel, receiver, magazine tube, and trigger guard and polished with a muslin wheel and fine abrasive paste.

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Restoring the Ithaca Model 37–Part 1

By David Fey
AGI Practical Gunsmithing Course Graduate, GCA Member

AGI videos have been instrumental in my extensive restoration of an Ithaca Model 37 shotgun. Restoration included an assessment of the gun’s current and potential value, removal of existing active rust and corrosion, restoration of stock checkering, restoration of gunmetal bluing, recoil pad replacement, and refinishing wood.

Ithaca Gun Company Model 37 28 Gauge Featherlight

Ithaca Gun Company Model 37 28 Gauge Featherlight

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