Forends also come through gunbroker for the Win. They have all steel construction and walnut stocks. As for age, the cocking lever offers the best hint. Also Winchester made a ton of red labels, sorrowfully the only to tell was by the red lettering in the name. Even the Red Letter guns, unless the red is pristine and uniform through the name, all you have is a model 37 with a little bit of red in the name. Historically these guns were very tight shooting,meaning a tight pattern. Anyway, I am just looking to figure out what year it was made, or if that isn't possible a range, and then also an approximate value.
Most of any damage can be seen in the first photo right in front of the trigger guard. The only difference being Winchester Western Canada Limited being marked on the side rather than H. My son suggested to camo it for coyote and turkey hunting. I have layed them side by side and discovered a lot more differences between the two than just the cocking lever. The only Winchester and Cooey firearm that I am aware of that have the same Model number is the Model 71. Any info you might have on this gun would really be appreciated! I see no serial number on this gun.
Your efforts on my behalf were not wasted-your photographs will be in the book. I have been taking it out with me when I check my trap in my back field. Seems you have been busy with other book projects. Adobe Reader is available free from Adobe. Older guns still in production had their model numbers truncated, e.
I have owned 2 of the 410s and they are one of the ultimate squirrel and rabbit killers out there. We work hard to bring the best Firearms Forum has to offer! I have about 400 photographs but still need photographs of some of the rarer guns like Sportsmaster, Straitline, Paramount, Hawkeye, the rest I have covered off quite well. Handguns and pistol grip shotguns would have to be shipped to a licensed firearms dealer in your state and additional transfer fees may be assessed. However based on the sales of Winchesters other 16ga. The 37A and the later 840 shotguns had the up curved hammer spur.
Any information would sure be appreciated. I also commend you on you choice not to cammo it. No attempt has been made to determine the value of any Winchester products. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro. If it were mine, I would review the cost of parts and services on Gunbroker. . It was much the same as the 840 except the 840 had stampings on the stock and the 370 did not.
When Winchester took over the plant the Model 84 was kept as it was for awhile. The gun was kept under his bed loaded for years It had a paper shot shell in it when I got it. I think now that won't be happening. The Winchester Model 37 uses a top-cocking lever, breakdown type of action with an automatic shell ejector. It seems to me to be in pretty good shape. There is no other detail beyond this that we can provide.
Since no serial numbers were used, its anybodies guess. The first M37 shotguns were delivered on February 10, 1936 according to factory records. It's dirty and dry but still original. Any information before the 1990s is always difficult to verify. Everything appears to be in good working order, although I have not shot it yet. Given the info you have given it doesn't sound like I will be able to positively know what year this gun it.
Yesterday I had a guy at work give me a Winchester model 37 single shot shotgun in 16 gauge. If I post a pic could you tell me more about this gun? They decrease in value as the guage gets larger. The 410 gauge production started in the second year 1937. You are right about it saying SteelBilt on it. These rifles, although seemingly out of numeric sequence, can be accurately described as variants rather than separate models. Might make a great project gun, by the way, they have quite a kick to them, probably because their so light. Great that we were able to meet again here.
Then again it just looks damn cool with all the natural wear on it. Those guns are extremely hard if not impossible to date. Hard to tell when most were made as they often did not have a serial number. As what's already been told to you, buying the replacement parts you need will most likely cost more than the value of the shotgun. The Winchester on the bottom of the action is not red letter. Other than the markings on the box I know of no other way to tell. Later on the Model 84 became the Model 840 and was cheapened up a lot.
Anyone know anything about this shotgun? The 37A is considered probably the best single shot shotgun ever made. It was an upgraded Winchester Model 370 that was also produced in the Cobourg,Ontario,Canada plant from1968 until 1972. Just in case you are interested, Winchester purchaed the H. Sounds like you have a nice piece of Winchester history and your own family history with your Model 37A. If your firearm is not listed, we probably do not have any additional information. From other descriptions I found on the Internet it has the rounded nose on the hand grip, the circle logo on the butt of the gun with flat head screws, not phillips head.