View Full Version : Ithaca model 87?

March 25, 2005, 08:48 PM
New member here with a question: I have just purchased but not yet received a Ithaca model 87 M/P. My question is ..does the mod 87 have a trigger disconnect like the Mod 37 does. Can it be fired with the slide while holding down the trigger? thanks for you time and I hope to Glean much from all of your expertise.

March 26, 2005, 12:35 PM
I do not believe the 87 can be slam fired. In the mid-1970's, this became an LEO only option on Ithaca 37's. The 87's came later during one of their "reorganizations".

March 29, 2005, 03:41 AM
My '87 will not slam fire

April 3, 2005, 10:11 AM
The new Ithaca's will not slam fire any longer, they eliminated that feature?? some time ago. I have toured the Factory since their reorganazition which is now located in Kings Ferry,NY a couple of miles north of their original location in Ithaca,NY.
Very interesting and informative tour. The receivers are really made from a solid block of steel. Lots of machine work involved and I am surprised they havent gone to forgings instead. They feel they have better quality this way, but it sure is labor intensive. I asked why they only use only 1 action bar and they showed me a Model 37 that they experimented with 2 bars like a Remington. They feel that one is just fine. Ithaca's may not be the most beautiful pump on the market, but they are well built and life long dependable.