Serial Numbers

MODELS,, S ERIAL NUMBERS AND

MANUFACTURING DATES FOR ITHACA GUNS

R eprinted with express written permission from Walter Claude Snyder ’ s books “ The Ithaca Gun Company F rom T he Beginning ” and “ I thaca Featherlight Repeaters:: The Best Gun Going:: A Complete History of the I thaca M odel 37 and the M odel 87 ” .

© A ll rights reserved,, copyrighted , no material with in this document may be copied or distributed in any way without the expr ess written permission of the author , Walter Claude Snyder .

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MODELS, SERIAL NUMBERS AND MANUFACTURING DATES FOR ITHACA GUNS


Reprinted with express written permission from Walter Claude Snyder’s books “The Ithaca Gun Company From The Beginning” and “Ithaca Featherlight Repeaters: The Best Gun Going: A Complete History of the Ithaca Model 37 and the Model 87”.


© All rights reserved, copyrighted, no material within this document may be copied or distributed in any way without the express written permission of the author, Walter Claude Snyder.


MODELS, SERIAL NUMBERS AND MANUFACTURING DATES FOR ITHACA DOUBLE GUNS MANUFACTURED

FROM 1883 TO 1948


BAKER & NIG MODELS

SERIAL NUMBER YEAR

NEW ITHACA DOUBLE (NID)

SERIAL NUMBER YEAR

LEFEVER NITRO SPECIAL

SERIAL NUMBER YEAR

1 - 2447 to 1885

425000 - 425299

1925

100000 - 101599

1921

2448 - 4101 1886

425300 - 439199

1926

101600 - 119899

1922

4105 - 7003 1887

439200 - 451099

1927

119900 - 158699

1923


451100 - 454530

1928

158700 - 185399

1924


454600 - 457299

1929

185400 - 214399

1925

CRASS & NIG MODELS



214400 - 233007

1926

SERIAL NUMBER YEAR

457300 - 458399

1930

233100 - 252699

1927

7004 - 8787 1888

458400 - 459139

1931

252700 - 272999

1928

8788 - 10534 1889 (Jan-Aug)

459140 - 459162

1932

273300 - 297199

1929

No records 9/89 thru 1891

459163 - 459195

1933

297200 - 298699

1930

17235 - 21999 1892

459196 - 459637

1935

298700 - 298749

1933

22000 - 25421 1893

459638 - 459649

1936

298650 - 299249

1934

25422 - 25759 1894

459650 - 460799

1935

299250 - 299999

1935

25760 - 27762 1895

460800 - 462899

1936

Reserved for A Grades

27763 - 28713 1896

462900 - 464699

1937

325000 - 327299

1935

28714 – 30222 1897

464700 - 464827

1938

327300 - 336399

1936

30223 - 33026 1898

464828 - 464850

1939

336400 - 345099

1937

33027 - 38399 1899

464851 - 464899

1940

345100 - 345899

1938

38400 - 46627 1900

464900 - 465199

1938

345900 - 347099

1939

46628 - 61609 1901

465200 - 465999

1939

347100 - 353099

1940


466000 - 466999

1940

352100 - 354999

1941


467100 - 467146

1941

355000 - 356299

1942

LEWIS & NIG MODELS

467147 - 467199

1946 – Specials

356300 - 357299

1946

SERIAL NUMBER YEAR

467200 - 468099

1941

357300 - 361199

1947

61610 - 76599 1902

468100 - 468699

1946



76600 - 94108

1903

468700 - 468794

1947

LEFEVER A GRADE

94109 - 105999

1904

468795 - 468799

1948

SERIAL NUMBER YEAR

106000 - 119320

1905

468800 - 469949

1947

300000 - 300654

1934

119321 - 123677

1906

469950 - 469979

1948

300655 - 301007

1935



470000 - 470099

1948

301008 - 301023

1936





301024 - 301037

1937

MINIER & NIG MODELS

MAGNUM DOUBLES

301038 - 301045

1938

SERIAL NUMBER YEAR

SERIAL NUMBER YEAR

301050 - 301699

1936

130000 - 138145

1906

500000 - 500112

1932

301700 - 302099 1936

138146 - 151283

1907

500113 - 500226

1933

302100 - 302399 1937

151284 - 151770

1908

500227 - 500286

1934

302400 - 302465 1938



500287 - 500300

1935

302466 - 302496 1939



500301 - 500369

1936




500370 - 500494

1937

Lefever guns numbered under 100000



500495 - 500581

1938

are guns built by the old Lefever Arms



500582 - 500698

1939

Company once located in Syracuse, NY.



500699 - 500883

1940

This company went out of business



500884 - 500996

1941

around 1916.



500997 - 501011

1942



FLUES & NIG MODELS DOUBLE &

SINGLE GUNS

SERIAL NUMBER YEAR

WESTERN ARMS MODEL LONG RANGE DOUBLE GUNS

SERIAL NUMBER YEAR

LEFEVER SINGLE BARREL GUNS

SERIAL NUMBER YEAR

1 - 8505 1927

175000 - 182031 1908

1 - 16 1929

8506 - 15759 1928

182032 - 192499

1909

17 - 24499

1930

15760 - 20280

1929

192500 - 205399

1910

24500 - 29999

1931

20281 - 20799

1930

205400 - 216499

1911

30000 - 30399

1932

20800 - 21799

1931

216500 - 230099

1912

30400 - 30849

1934

21800 - 21899

left open

230100 - 242599

1913

30850 - 34599

1935

21900 - 22299

1935

242600 - 256699

1914

34600 - 41699

1936

22300 - 23099

1936

256700 - 268199

1915

41700 - 47299

1937

23100 - 23499

1937

268200 - 276899

1916

47300 - 49299

1938

23500 - 23799

1938

276900 - 289299

1917

49300 - 52899

1939

23800 - 24579

1939

289300 - 299799

1918

52900 - 59199

1940

24580 - 24604

1941

299800 - 315399

1919

59200 - 64199

1941

24605 - 24607

1942

315400 - 343335

1920

64200 - 65099

1942



343336 - 356513

1921

65100 - 65779

1946



356514 - 361849

1922





361900 - 372099

1923





372100 - 390499

1924





390500 - 398352

1925





398353 - 398365

1926






The Flues model single barrel trap guns and the “two bolt” hammer guns are also numbered within this series.


SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUNS


FLUES MODEL KNICK MODEL KNICK MODEL

YEAR SERIAL NUMBER YEAR SERIAL NUMBER YEAR SERIAL NUMBER

1914 246892 to 246895 1922 400000 to 400014 1945 WW II

1915 to 255000 1923 to 400055 1946 to 402797

1916 to 273400 1924 to 400195 1947 to 402833

1917 to 278500 1925 to 400473 1948 to 402898

1918 to 279000 1926 to 400874 1949 to 403222

1919 to 306000 1927 to 401181 1950 to 403406

1920 to 306800 1928 to 401591 1951 to 403657

1921 to 344100 1929 to 402006 1952 to 403749

1922 to 344200 1930 to 402331 1953 to 403923

1923 to 344215 1931 to 402464 1954 to 404088

1932 to 402535 1955 to 404174

1933 to 402551 1956 to 404216

1934 to 402554 1957 to 404371

1935 to 402586 1958 to 404485

1936 to 402594 1959 to 404631

1937 to 402632 1960 to 404790

1938 to 402674 1961 to 404914

1939 to 402706 1962 to 405041

1940 to 402719 1963 to 405167

1941 to 402747 1964 to 405269

1942 to 402789 1965 to 405345

1943 WW II 1966 to 405389

1944 WW II 1967 to 405424

1968 to 405456

1969 to 240405489

1970 to 240405516

1971 to 240405531

1972 to 240405601

1973 to 240405624

1974 to 240405655

1975 to 240405704

1976 no production

1977 to 240405717

1978 no production

1979 to 240405723

1980 to 240405737


MODEL 37 REPEATER PUMP


YEAR

TYPE

STANDARD

TYPE

SOLID RIB

TYPE

SKEET

TYPE

TRAP

1937

1 -

3500




1938

3501 -

10000




1939

10001 -

18350




1940

18351 -

34400




1941

34401 -

50900

70000 - 71500

80000 - 80400

88000 - 88150

1942

50901 -

63000

71501 - 72199

80401 - 80899


1943

63001 -

69999




1946

92000 -

115350

72200 - 73899

80900 - 81799

88200 - 88699


1947


115351 -


157150


73900 - 74700

81800 - 81899

Were reserved for undefined “specials” 81900 - 82499


88700 - 89000

1948

157151 -

202950

74701 - 78300

82500 - 83414

89100 - 89619

1949

202951 -

302500

78301 - 79999

83415 - 83964

89620 - 89969






310000 - 310099

1950

302800 -

348000


83965 - 83999

310100 - 310179

1951

348001 -

413000


84000 - 84169

310180 - 310404

1952

413001 -

504000


84170 - 84189

310405 - 310429

1953

504001 -

544000


84190 - 84399

310430 - 310619





509600 - 509649

509650 - 509699


The special serial number block for the Model 37R was discontinued after 1949.

Special serial number blocks were discontinued during 1953 for the models 37S and 37T.



YEAR ALL MODELS YEAR ALL MODELS YEAR THE MODEL 87


1954

544001 -

574000

1973

371287501 - 371366000

1987

371889001 - 371933432

1955

574001 -

602000

1974

371366001 - 371453500

1987

870000001 - 870003659

1956

602001 -

652000

1975

371453501 - 371536500

1988

870003660 - 870013800

1957

652001 -

704000

1975

381000001 - 381030000

1989

870013801 - 870023377

1958

704001 -

727000

1976

371536501 - 371602000

1990

870023378 - 870026846

1959

727001 -

759000

1977

371602001 - 371631000

1991

870026847 - 870029389

1960

759001 -

777000

1978

371631001 - 371671000

1992

870029390 - 870031578

1961

777001 -

797000

1979

371671001 - 371676500

1993

870031579 - 870037370

1962

797001 -

820000

1980

371676501 - 371690000

1994

870037371 - 870041515

1963

820001 -

867000

1981

371690001 - 371728100

1995

870041516 - 870042773

1964

867001 -

891000

1982

371728101 - 371758700

1996

870042774 - 870042931

1965

891001 -

927000

1983

371758701 - 371850800



1966

927001 -

966000

1984

371850801 - 371871500



1967

966001 -

999500

1985

371871501 - 371882000



1968

999501 -

1042000

1986

371882001 - 371889000



1969

1042001 -

371091500





1970

371091501 -

371150700





1971

371150701 -

371211500





1972

371211501 -

371287500






YEAR THE MODEL 37


1996 M37000001 - M37003264

1997 M37003265 - M37007300

1998

370007312 -

370008785

1999

370008786 -

370011456

2000

370011457 -

370013777

2001

370013778 -

370016471

2002

370016472 -

370020007

2003

370020008 -

370025212

2004

370025213 -

370026127

2005

370026128 -

370026272


*Interchangeable barrels began with serial number 855000.


COMMEMORATIVE AND LIMITED ISSUE MODELS


Unique serial number sequences were established for special edition and commemorative Model 37 and Model 87 guns. Much of the data presented for the Model 37 guns came from microfilm copies of Ithaca shipping records on file at the National Tracing Offices of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and from microfiche copies of invoices from the 1980 era that were found at the Ithaca factory. The Model 87 data came from the serial number records of the Ithaca Acquisition Corporation.


ISSUE

YEARS OF ISSUE

SERIAL NUMBER

LAPD Commemorative Model

1981

LAPD0001 – LAPD1299

LAPD Model 37


LAPD66000 – LAPD85048

LAPD Model 87

1989

70088001 – 700088290

LAPD Model 87

1990

to 700090200

Bicentennial Model

1976

USA0001 – USA1975

Centennial Models



Presentation Model

1980 – 1983

1 of 200 to 200 of 200

Trade Model

1980 – 1983

CENT0001 – CENT2500

Ducks Unlimited Models



Trade Model*

1977

370DU0405001 – 370DU0408999

Auction Model

1977

40DU0001 – 40DU1125

Americana Model

1972

A0001 – A2200

Charles Daly Model

1985

CD01001 – CD01360

Stakeout

1981 – 1988

371xxxxxxHG**


1988

372000201 – 372000401


1992

to 372000438


1993

to 372000533

DU Guide Gun for Canadian chapters

1991

91DUC0001 – 91DUC0650

DU Guide Gun for U. S. chapters

1990

90DU370001 – 90DU372500


1991

to 90DU373000

Genoa Centennial Commemorative

Nov. 1989/90

CENT2-001 – CENT2-200

King Ferry Special

1990/91

KFS-001 – KFS-200***


* Some M&P guns were built from unused Ducks Unlimited Trade Model receivers and had a DU serial number.


** The mark HG indicated registration with the BATF. Regular M37 serial numbers apply within this range.


*** Approximately 67 King Ferry Models were made. The regular Model 87 serial number also appears on the receiver.

MODELS,, S ERIAL NUMBERS AND

MANUFACTURING DATES FOR ITHACA GUNS

R eprinted with express written permission from Walter Claude Snyder ’ s books “ The Ithaca Gun Company F rom T he Beginning ” and “ I thaca Featherlight Repeaters:: The Best Gun Going:: A Complete History of the I thaca M odel 37 and the M odel 87 ” .

© A ll rights reserved,, copyrighted , no material with in this document may be copied or distributed in any way without the expr ess written permission of the author , Walter Claude Snyder .

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