I know before everybody starts talking "SHMEG" about this thing, it being a Chinese import and all, I have always wanted an Ithaca Model 37. Academy had a SWEET deal on these last week and couldn't pass it up. Besides, Savage has an awesome warranty and customer service, I'm not worried about it. They are hard to find in good shape and the new one's are too expensive for what the build quality and fit and finish are concerned. This thing is actually a better 37 in most respects. It has dual action bars instead of one, it has ghost ring sites that are actually made of metal, steel to be precise, and are actually pretty strong and very usable. The front has a very solid fiber optic blade that has protective wings and is soldered in place on the barrel and not removable, no big deal. The finish is a grey-black phosphate and will not hold up as good a parkerizing or most bluing, but taken proper care of should last a long time, I'll use the snot out of this thing in a couple of years and then do some really cool DuraCoat project on it. It comes with some very nice touches for the money. It comes with sling studs! Yes the drop on the stock is pretty steep but believe me when I say it feels really good shouldered, I could do with a little shorter length of pull, but I can address that later. The internal machining is not the greatest but I took it apart stoned, sanded and polished most of the friction surfaces and this thing is SLICK! Out of the box it was not bad, but after I cleaned it before going to the range I noticed alot of excess shavings coming out of places so I decided to delve a little into it. Enjoy the pics. By the way most Ithaca parts will work with little or no fitting.