The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old April 5, 2014, 11:49 PM   #1
Buckeye!
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 1, 2008
Posts: 379
Winchester Model 37

Going to to do a face to face on a Winchester Model 37 12 gauge tomorrow supposed to be all original ..and in good shape...I'm sorta excited..
I'm not sure if it is a Red letter or not
Buckeye! is offline  
Old April 6, 2014, 03:20 AM   #2
Keg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 13, 2011
Location: Freestone County, Texas
Posts: 1,072
Cool...I have a nice red letter 410 and a youth model 20 gauge....
__________________
Hog Hunters never die........They just reload.........
Keg is offline  
Old April 8, 2014, 08:39 PM   #3
bamaranger
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 9, 2009
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 4,351
quality

I like the 37's, the semi-hammer design and the old school Winchester workmanship. In those days a price point gun was still well made with good material.

Here's a 37 story for you. About 25 years ago I was on my way home in gov vehicle and passing through the center of our little town. I spied a long gun propped against a tree in a front yard with an hand painted sign..."4 sale". An old timer was lounging on the front porch.

I beat it home, changed and hustled over there in my pickup. A win 37, .410, about 80% or so. Old boy says..."I gotta have $50 dollars for it."

Done.

That shotgun has resided near the side door by the water heater ever since, where it is oft called upon to dispatch varmints of all sorts.
bamaranger is offline  
Old April 15, 2014, 12:09 PM   #4
LynnTX
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 28, 2010
Posts: 110
Model 37

I got a Win. model 37A that belonged to my father. He never had any really nice guns, but I treasure this old single shot because it was his.
Mine is in 12 ga and still operates smoothly. Also light weight.
LynnTX is offline  
Old April 15, 2014, 10:06 PM   #5
ozarkhillbilly
Member
 
Join Date: July 17, 2005
Location: MO
Posts: 58
I have one in 12g and one in .410 and they are my go to guns for unwanted critters. I would like to find a 20g someday.

Did they make them in 16g or 28g? Also what is a Red letter?
ozarkhillbilly is offline  
Old April 18, 2014, 08:52 PM   #6
shortwave
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 17, 2007
Location: SOUTHEAST, OHIO
Posts: 5,936
I started using a full choke 37 for turkey hunting about 8-10 yrs ago. It is a sure turkey killer holding a great pattern out to 40yds with #5 turkey loads. It also kicks like a mule.
shortwave is offline  
Old April 27, 2014, 07:37 PM   #7
bamaranger
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 9, 2009
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 4,351
Red Letter

I may be mistaken, but a "red letter" refers to a 37 with a pistol grip cap with a red "W" on it. Most had a plain wood PG an no cap. As such, a collectible plus. The really sharp guys can tell you what year as well.
bamaranger is offline  
Old May 18, 2014, 11:18 AM   #8
Ricklin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 22, 2008
Location: North Orygun Coast
Posts: 614
Trap??

One of the all time great trapshooters started his career with a model 37. He's from Washington state.
His name escapes me at the moment, it is said he was one of the reasons the 27 yard line was established.

I can't imagine shooting several hundred rounds with a 12 ga. Model 37, besides being a great shot he had to be one tough dude.
__________________
ricklin
Freedom is not free
Ricklin is offline  
Old June 3, 2014, 06:38 PM   #9
Ricklin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 22, 2008
Location: North Orygun Coast
Posts: 614
Arnold Rieger

Arnold Rieger was the shooter I mentioned in my previous post.
__________________
ricklin
Freedom is not free
Ricklin is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07699 seconds with 7 queries