Gently modding an Ithaca 37 shotgun to hold more shells (VIDEO)
By Chris Eger
Artist and fabricator Jimmy DiResta picked up a secondhand stock for his favorite duck gun and gave it a bit of a rework to be able to carry more shells.
DiResta says his vintage Ithaca 37 pump dates from the 1950s so instead of dinking with the original wood he picked up a replacement buttstock off eBay for $50 then set about boring holes for some extra hulls.
After a bit of magic with the drill press, some re-profiling and refinishing, the modification came together pretty nicely– but he did have to perform surgery on the stock screw to make it fit.
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