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Old 10-03-2019, 01:24 PM
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Help identifying Model 37 originality



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I have the opportunity to buy a nice (in my opinion) Model 37. It's quite pricey, so i have a call into Remington with the serial number (0048xx) to see what they can tell me. Barrel code is BSS

Can anyone help me by telling me if the front and rear sights are original? Any other info on this rifle is highly appreciated. I know it's my first post, but i belong to a 1,000 other forums and this one seems to be the leading authority on Model 37s.

Thank you in advance for your time/help/advice!

Justin

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Old 10-03-2019, 04:05 PM
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Pictures are needed to determine if sights are original.

Even so, the Model 37 could be fit with any number of sights by Redfield, Lyman and other makers and be correct.
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:33 PM
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Agreed on the sights, they came with about anything on the market. What is "quite pricey"? I have bought 37s for $500 and up to $2300, depending on accessories and condition.
Finish?
Barrel and stock length correct?
Butt plate?
Any extra holes in it?
Sight and scope blocks present?
Sights?
Scope?

The above is what I look for.
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:41 PM
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Date of Manufacture & Factory Sight Options

The date code on your prospective Model 37 of "BSS" translates to January, 1947.

See Dates of Manufacture Sticky at:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=494462


As for factory sight options, see post #2 in this thread:

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum....php?t=1163825


For some reason, your pics are not actually loading, so any further comments will have to wait.

You might want to find the sticky that covers how to post pics using www.imgur.com

Good luck!

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Old 10-03-2019, 07:12 PM
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[QUOTE=SevenT6Vet;11627141]I have the opportunity to buy a nice (in my opinion) Model 37. It's quite pricey, so i have a call into Remington with the serial number (0048xx) to see what they can tell me. Barrel code is BSS

The rear sight is the standard Remington sight these came with the front being a Redfield. The stock has been altered at the bottom rail from the pictures. The engraving was added at some time so your rifle has alterations as most of these do.
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:01 PM
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I attached 10 pics in original post, but they didn't come through. I don't think i am allowed to insert pics since I am "new".

*EDIT* now my original post is gone. I'll contact an administrator for help.

They were linked to my WinslowRifles website, and in the format of [img] link [/img]

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Old 10-03-2019, 11:19 PM
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I'm a little confused on this thread. Is sevent6vet the OP? If so I think the stock looks short, may just be me but it should have a 14" length of pull I believe unless it is a later model. To be sure pull the butt plate and see if the number on the end of the stock is still there, should match the number under the bottom side of the butt plate. If I remember correctly everything is numbered to match. In this one none of it really matters as it's more of a custom gun, does it have A provenance showing someone special owned it? I'm not a collector but have owned a few and tried to study them. A couple of the previous guys have pretty good knowledge for specific questions. It is a very nice looking rifle though.
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:42 PM
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Model 37

I own 2 , 37s , the one with a Johnson barrel , 1960 , is a shooter if I can keep my finger steady , 8 or more xs At 50 yards , I purchased 2 cases of Eley from CMP , shoots very well . I also shoot RWS rifle match , at more than twice the price , a fun gun , it seems this rifle is from a time past , if you can buy one , buy it , I paid $1100 with the Johnson barrel . Oh yea ,they came with 5 different sights . It fits perfectly in a shotgun soft case .
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:13 PM
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Pics added! Please see above. Thank you mods
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:13 AM
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I hope to pick up rifle today.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:50 AM
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Any other info on this rifle is highly appreciated.
That's fascinating! I've owned several 37s and handled many more, but I've never seen a heavily-engraved 37.

For those of you having issues with the links, here's a sample photo ...


That doesn't appear to me to be a factory engraving job, but only Remington can answer that question for sure.

Having said that, I have seen several customized Model 37s, including ...


I'd love to see some more photos when you get this guy home!

Thanks!
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:52 PM
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That's fascinating! I've owned several 37s and handled many more, but I've never seen a heavily-engraved 37.

I'd love to see some more photos when you get this guy home!

Thanks!
Dave
Will do. In addition to what I posted above, just let me know what angle you want to see. Serial number is 48xx. BSS is January 1947.

I'm hoping sights are original.
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:07 PM
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Will do. In addition to what I posted above, just let me know what angle you want to see.
A shot (or series of shots) showing the engraving coverage on the top of the barrel and receiver would be great.

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I'm hoping sights are original.
I'll try to remember to check my copy of the Gyde book on Remington rimfires. If I forget, remind me =)

Enjoy!
Dave
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:31 PM
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A shot (or series of shots) showing the engraving coverage on the top of the barrel and receiver would be great.



I'll try to remember to check my copy of the Gyde book on Remington rimfires. If I forget, remind me =)

Enjoy!
Dave
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