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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NEW! AR-15 Star Chamber Cleaners From Swab-its®!

by Gary Howes
Guns and Gunsmiths Editor

There is an old saying among some military and police members about the maintenance of AR-15/M4 and similar rifles—”Clean it like your life depends on it!” If you use your rifle to save lives, or to save your own, the last thing you ever need is for it to not operate correctly because you neglected to keep it clean. Continue reading


Mystery Matchlock

DunnBy Robert Dunn 
AGI and GunTech Video Producer, 
AGI Pro Course Graduate, GCA Charter Member

Throughout time and around the world, man has made some historic finds by accident. In Thailand, the Emerald Buddha which now rests in Bangkok’s Grand Palace, was originally found after lightening struck a chedi (temple) in the mid 1400s and revealed the statue’s precious green jade from under it’s stucco covering. All through Western Civilization, many statues and treasures were painted over to make them look cheap and valuables were cast into cement. Many relics were lost or destroyed before archaeologists and historians have realized their finds. I own such a piece that could have easily been resold or even thrown away. Continue reading