Ithaca Model 37 Featherweight Deer Slayer Police Special
Ithaca Model 37 Featherweight Deer Slayer Police Special. Parkerised finish and extended eight shot magazine, but otherwise Ithaca's standard Deer Slayer gun with fluorescent foresight and adjustable rear sight and sling swivels.
Proved in London in 1978. The Deer Slayer was originally intended for hunting with 'rifled slugs' in American states which mandated such weapons rather than conventional rifles, mainly for safety reasons in crowded areas, as the ballistically inefficient 'slugs' have a far shorter lethal range than modern rifles. Its configuration is also well suited to police use, however.
Roll engraved on left of barrel
D.S. POLICE SPECIAL MODEL 37 FEATHERLIGHT (registered trade mark)-12 GA.-2 3/4 INCH CHAMBER-PROOF TESTED ITHACA GUN CO. INC. ITHACA. N.Y. MADE IN U.S.A.-ROTO (ANVIL MARK) FORGED
Roll engraved on right of barrel
proof mark & anvil mark
Stamped on right of receiver
Recessed and painted on plastic disk under butt plate