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Offline Teamblue

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New project gun
« on: February 14, 2023, 05:33:44 AM »
I have about 4 project turkey guns going on at the moment. I am really excited about this 1. I bought an ithaca 37 3” receiver off the big gun auction site. I believe it was a police model due to the parkerized finish and no engraving. The forearm has flats filed into it where it would go into a cruiser rack. In my stockpile at home i have an older turkeyslayer barrel and a stocket along with a few screws etc it needs. Once i get it patterning I will duracoat the metal gray/green parkerized. Heres a few pics of the progression.  Fully assembled it weighs 6lbs 15oz.  With a regular stock it would be a little lighter


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Re: New project gun
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2023, 05:35:18 AM »
Assembled pic without the new forearm i have since installed


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Re: New project gun
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2023, 07:43:33 AM »
It’s coming along, can’t wait to see the finished project……
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Re: New project gun
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2023, 11:35:01 AM »
Very nice! Killed my first turkey with an Ithica Model37 Featherweight!

Make sure to post up pictures when complete!

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Re: New project gun
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2023, 03:25:05 PM »
those are awesome shotguns. looking forward to the finished picture.

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Re: New project gun
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2023, 06:30:40 AM »
I plan to try to pattern it a little today if i can get a spot at the range. Its hard to pattern a gun at the range i go to when you’re shooting 1 shot and then a target change. Seems like there’s always one person sending thousands of rounds downrange here.  I have 2 chokes and 6 or so different loads from long ago i’d like to try. 

I was going to start the duracoat process this week but my hardener was, well, hard (old). So have to order some new. :(


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Re: New project gun
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2023, 11:25:18 AM »
Absolutely my favorite dozen gauge!!! I have a turkey slayer, it's a thumper.

Have a good one, Bo

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Re: New project gun
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2023, 11:33:37 AM »
Nice! Looking forward to seeing how it does.

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Re: New project gun
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2023, 12:17:10 PM »
This is a cool project, and I’ll be following along.

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Re: New project gun
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2023, 07:31:26 PM »
Well i was able to send a few downrange. Gun goes off like its supposed to.  I cant get down far enough on the sights with the monte carlo stock. At least not far enough to not wail my cheekbone. Took a few shots bun none of the hot and heavy loads.  I will try to locate a used stock with regular comb.  I prefer that anyway.  I plan to mount a reflex on it at some point. 

Here’s a pick with 3” win longbeard #5 at 35 yds.  Shot is high but you get the idea. This is with a cabelas turkey choke .660.  Will be spending more time with it when i get a different stock.


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Re: New project gun
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2023, 07:35:57 PM »
For comparison, my ohio made turkeyslayer same yardage with tss handloaded #9 2 oz.  Factory choke tube.  I gave this gun to my 13 y/o son to use a few months ago. This is his shot from today.


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Re: New project gun
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2023, 08:40:06 AM »
Nice shooting!

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Re: New project gun
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2023, 06:06:38 PM »
 
With the time change i finally had time to do a little to this ithaca mutt. Sanded and degreased the receiver and sprayed durafil on the deep gouges and dings. I hope to have time to sand it down and start laying on the durcoat next week


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Re: New project gun
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2023, 06:59:49 PM »

Duracoated today


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Re: New project gun
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2023, 09:00:30 AM »
Looking real nice!
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