MKS Supply, LLC, Dayton OH, July 2019 – The exclusive marketer for Inland Manufacturing is proud to offer a special limited edition Ithaca Model 37 combat shotgun to commemorate and honor the 75 Anniversary of the D Day landings.
Only 100 of this this limited edition Ithaca Model 37 will be made. Each shotgun comes with a certificate of authenticity denoting the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings with the shotgun’s serial number imprinted on the certificate. A tasteful D Day commemorative cartouche is imprinted on the right side of the stock. Additionally, the company has authorized a special suggested retail price for these select 100 guns of only $1,049.
Manufactured by Ithaca in a joint and exclusive effort with Inland Manufacturing, this Ithaca Model 37 “trench gun” is faithful to the lethal original from its bead sight, Parkerized finish, oiled wood stock, ventilated hand guard to its robust lug for the long 1917 bayonet (not included).
The receiver is CNC-machined from a solid block of steel and features the same military markings as the original. Also like the original, it loads and ejects through the bottom of the receiver.
For those who want an authentically reproduced very limited edition combat shotgun with D Day commemorative cartouche and certificate of authenticity, this special priced Ithaca Model 37 is a great choice.
- Caliber: 12 gauge (23/4 and 3-inch)
- Weight: 6.7 pounds
- Barrel: 20 inches
- Finish: Parkerized
- Overall length: 38.5 inches
- Stock: American Walnut (oil finished) with special D Day Anniversary cartouche.
- Capacity: 4+1 rounds (4 in magazine, one in chamber)
- Sight: Brass bead front
- 100 percent all American made
- MSRP: $1,049 special D Day commemorative price
MKS Supply, LLC
8611-A North Dixie Drive
Produced in limited numbers during WWII, the Model 37 production stopped in 1945. The Vietnam War really reignited the need for large numbers of combat shotguns and Ithaca started building Model 37s again beginning in 1962. Initially made for the Vietnamese military, the Model 37 proved so effective in jungle fighting it was contracted for our military and models like the current Inland/Ithaca version were produced throughout the war.
The Model 37 was generally found with some elite units such as Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets. The Model 37 was especially handy for Marine Corps Corpsmen (actually Navy medics called Corpsmen by the Marines) and others in various support roles on the battlefield where quick, fight-stopping high-hit probability shots and total reliability were critical while the operator performed his primary mission task.
Out of production since 1975, the Ithica Model 37 is now back and every bit as mean-looking and effective as it was in WWII , Korea and the jungles of Vietnam. The Model 37 has proved to be a serious fight stopper in combat since WWII and a fun gun to use recreationally, hunting or for self-defense for over 75 years–especially for those wanting an authentic looking piece of combat firearm history.