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Would someone know when this short-barrelled, pistol-griped model was introduced? When did production cease (as it did, I believe).

Also, what about the slamfire feature -- I read conflicting reports; some say that it was discontinued in guns made after 1975, others say even the last made in 2006 were capable of this. Any insight?

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In case ANYBODY except me is interested in this, at least I found out now that the Stakeout entered production in 1981 and ceased being made sometime in the late 1980s. I assume 1987, when the company changed hands.

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As for the "slam-fire" feature, it was discontinued years ago for safety reasons.
It was never really a "feature" of the gun, it was just the result of not having a disconnecter.

Slam firing a shotgun is both dangerous and hard on the gun, not to mention that you don't hit anything.
It's basically a shotgun version of "fanning" a single action.... Looks way "Kewl", wrecks guns and hits nothing.

I'm not sure when, but the 80's sound right.
I "think" the change was made with the Model 87 Ithaca version which was first introduced in 1985, and then re-introduced in a wider number of versions in 1987/88.
Thereafter the entire Ithaca line had a disconnecter.

The new Ithaca has already re-introduced the Military-Police Model 37, and I wonder if they will also bring back the "Stakeout".
 

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The slamfire "feature" went away around 1975.

It was replaced by what Ithaca referred to as the "Standard Trigger" which actually is not a "disconnecter" type of trigger at all. The Standard Trigger works by having the hammer follow the bolt down if the trigger is held back while operating the action. The hammer imparts no momentum to the firing pin so the gun does not fire. What you are left with is a gun with a live round in the chamber and the hammer down. At that point you are carrying a club until you cycle the action again. This dumps a live round on the ground and (if you keep your finger off the trigger :) ) a loaded/cocked gun that's ready to go.

The only "disconnecter" type of trigger that Ithaca made was referred to as an "Interuppter Trigger" by the factory. This trigger had a hook that protruded above the trigger and engaged a hook in the hammer if the trigger was held back while cycling the action. After pressure on the trigger was released, the hammer was then caught by it's normal sear and a pull of the trigger dropped the hammer and fired the gun.

The vast majority of civilian M37's built since 1975 have had the so-called "Standard Trigger". The Interuppter Trigger was sort of a special option for LE guns, and was not widely used. Most LE guns retained the Slam Fire triggers.

To the best of my knowledge, Ithaca has not built civilian guns with Slam Fire triggers since 1975. All the latest M37's that I've seen (from 95 to 2005) have had the Standard Trigger in them.
 

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I would like to see Ithaca bring back the 10 gauge RoadBlocker!!!
 

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WhiteCoyote said:
I would like to see Ithaca bring back the 10 gauge RoadBlocker!!!
So would I but I don't think I will be car hunting any time soon. That was a design with alot of potential that has yet to be realized.
 

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Wheel, you're a good man.

"Slamfire" doesn't wreck a 37, and as far as not being able to hit anything...I guess a good man knows his limitations.

I've also engaged three targets with a single action at fifteen feet and scored three kills in just under a second fanning my revolver.
 

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The M37 stakout in 20 Gauge was one of the guns in our inventory. didn't use it much, however, Evan Marshall lived with one and loved it.

Pike I got to differ with you about slamfiring M37s caried the gun for many years, the 37 has a single action bar and torques the bolt to the right when slam fired, it will eventually ware down the right hand bolt slid rail in the receiver, game over at that point. Takes MANY rounds, mabe your time is coming.
 

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Pike,

no offense ment. I was "fourtunate" in having a M37 with a MMC duckbill, and all the free ammo I could grab. I slam fired the hell out of the gun and got somewat good at it. I did damage one after four years and lots of rounds. Peace!
 

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I would like to see Ithaca bring back the 10 gauge RoadBlocker!!!
They can't. The company sold the rights to the Roadblocker back when they were selling off many of their older designs during their bankruptcy periods.

The older deputies who were still on the job when I started were still buying stakeouts from the Ithaca factory while it was still in town, which would put production up through at least '86 or so.
 

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Remington bought the rights to the Roadblocker. I know they brought out a 10 gauge, don't know if they still have something like the Roadblocker still in production. Wouldn't think there'd be too large a market.
 
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