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Ithaca 37

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Ithaca 37 long barrel Hunting Version - 12 gauge
Ithaca 37 Riot Version - 12 gauge
Ithaca 37 Deer Slayer Police Special (note the rifle sights and riot-length barrel) - 12 gauge
Airsoft Ithaca 37 with sawed-off stock and barrel - (fake) 12 gauge
Ithaca 37 with extended magazine tube - 12 gauge
Ithaca 37 with rifle sights and extended magazine tube - 12 gauge
Ithaca 37 Trench Gun - 12 gauge
Ithaca 37 with extended magazine tube and pistol grip - 12 gauge

The Ithaca Model 37 shotgun is the longest continuously-produced shotgun in U.S. history. It was based on a competitor's previous design in 1933 and was introduced in 1937 and has been manufactured continuously until this day. It is popular with sport shooters and is also popular for home defense applications. It has also seen service in the military and numerous police departments. Soldiers in wars after World War II opted to carry it as a short range weapon in the field. It was popular among soldiers and elite units in Vietnam, usually favored by pointmen, due to its sound design and robustness.

In 1967, magazine extensions and pistol grips were introduced by Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (known for their grenade launcher), specially commissioned for use by Navy SEALs in Vietnam. Ithaca shortly thereafter offered its own factory counterparts for these modifications.

The Ithaca Model 37 or just "Ithaca 37" appears in many films set in time periods before to its actual historical introduction. Since it is a descendant of the Remington Model 17 and then Model 31 Shotguns (Ithaca waited until Remington's patents expired to make the gun), it is essentially impersonating a Remington model of the period. Since there are far fewer Remington Model 17s (in 20 gauge only) and Remington Model 31s in existence than Ithaca shotguns, the Ithaca 37 is a Remington impersonator for any film set in any year prior to 1937 (and this includes the Depression and Prohibition-era films).

One unique feature on the Ithaca 37 is that it both loads and ejects the shells from the bottom ejection port. This makes the Ithaca 37 a popular shotgun amongst left-handed and right-handed shooters alike.

The Ithaca 37 shotgun and variants appear in the following films, TV shows, anime and video games used by the following actors:


(1937 - Present)

  • Type: Shotgun
  • Caliber: 12, 16, 20, or 28 gauge
  • Length: 29.9 in (76 cm) - 39.6 in (100.6 cm)
  • Barrel length: 13 in (33 cm) - 29.9 in (76 cm)
  • Feed System: Under-barrel tube-magazine
  • Capacity: 4-round tube standard, 7-round tubes are also available
  • Fire Modes: Pump-Action

Ithaca Model 37 Shotgun


Title Actor Character Note Date
Kissin' Cousins Elvis Presley Jodie Tatum 1964
Yvonne Craig Azalea Tatum
Cool Hand Luke Boss 1967
Shock Troops (Un homme de trop) Nino Segurini Paco With sawed-off barrel and stock 1967
Easy Rider David C. Billodeau The man in the pickup truck 1969
They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Seen in SFPD cars 1970
The Organization Seen in SFPD cars 1971
The Night Stalker Las Vegas Police 1972
The Outside Man LAPD officers 1972
The New Centurions Clifton James Officer Duncan 1972
Ed Lauter Officer Galloway
Stacy Keach Officer Roy Fehler
William Atherton Officer Johnson
Charley Varrick Police officers 1973
Magnum Force Felton Perry Inspector Early Smith 1973
Magnum Force S.F.P.D. officers 1973
The Laughing Policeman S.F.P.D. SWAT 1973
Walking Tall Sheriff deputy With rifle sights 1973
Mr. Majestyk Police 1974
Mr. Majestyk Mobsters 1974
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot police 1974
Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold Tamara Dobson Cleopatra Jones With shortened stock and barrel 1975
Friday Foster L.A.P.D. 1975
The Drowning Pool Richard Jaeckel Lieutenant Franks riot-gun 1975
The Drowning Pool Paul Koslo Candy riot-gun 1975
The Killer Elite assassins 1975
The Eiger Sanction Clint Eastwood Dr. John Hemlock 1975
The Deadly Tower Police and Civilians 1975
Dolemite prison guard 1975
The Enforcer DeVeren Bookwalter Bobby Maxwell sawed-off stock 1976
The Enforcer SFPD officers 1976
Vigilante Force Kris Kristofferson Aaron Arnold 1976
Vigilante Force Carmen Argenziano Brian Seldon 1976
Vigilante Force Charles Cyphers Perry Beal 1976
The Gauntlet Phoenix Police 1977
The Car Read Morgan Deputy MacGruder 1977
The Car Roy Jenson Deputy Mott 1977
Orca Richard Harris Nolan 1977
Apocalypse Now Scott Glenn Capt. Colby trench gun fitted with heat shield and bayonet lug 1979
Brubaker Tim McIntire Huey Rauch 1980
Hopscotch FBI Agents 1980
The Hunter L.A.P.D. 1980
Any Which Way You Can Clint Eastwood Philo Beddoe 1980
Borderline U.S. Borderpatrol 1980
Halloween II Hunter von Leer Deputy Gary Hunt 1981
The Border U.S. Border Patrol Agents 1982
The Thing Kurt Russell R.J. MacReady 1982
The Thing Thomas G. Waites Windows 1982
Silent Rage Sheriff's deputies 1982
Lone Wolf McQuade Texas Highway Patrol extended magazine 1983
Sudden Impact Diner robber 1983
Sudden Impact Police officer 1983
The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger T-800 1984
The Terminator Michael Biehn Kyle Reese extended tube, sawed-off stock 1984
The Terminator LAPD officers 1984
Streets of Fire Michael Paré Tom Cody Stainless or nickel, pistol grip, extended magazine tube 1984
Peter Jason Officer Harry Riot Model
To Live and Die in L.A. 1985
Death Wish 3 police officer extended mag tube 1985
Cobra Lee Garlington Nancy Stalk high-capacity tube 1986
Murphy's Law Police officers 1986
Howard the Duck Ohio State Troopers 1986
8 Million Ways to Die Los Angeles County Sheriff deputy 1986
Armed and Dangerous Security guards with extended magazine tube 1986
Near Dark Bill Paxton Severen 1987
The Hidden Michael Nouri Det. Tom Beck 1987
The Hidden Ed O'Ross Det. Willis 1987
The Hidden Richard Brooks Det. Sanchez 1987
The Hidden LAPD officers 1987
Near Dark Bill Paxton Severen 1987
Fatal Beauty Police officers 1987
Burglar John Goodman Detective Nyswander 1987
Burglar SFPD officers 1987
RoboCop Ray Wise Leon Nash pistol grip, extended tube, no stock 1987
RoboCop Paul McCrane Emil Antonowsky pistol grip, extended tube, no stock 1987
Lethal Weapon LAPD SWAT officer deleted scene 1987
Extreme Prejudice James Lashly Deputy Purvis 1987
The Big Easy John Goodman Det. Sgt DeSoto 1987
The Big Easy Ellen Barkin Anne Osborne 1987
Rage of Honor A henchman Bataan Modelo 71 (Argentinean version) 1987
Dead Heat L.A.P.D. 1988
Cop James Woods Det. Lloyd Hopkins 1988
Cop Charles Durning Det. Dutch Peltz 1988
Cop Charles Haid Deputy Delbert 'Whitey' Haines 1988
In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders Michael Gross William Matix sawed-off 1988
In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders David Soul Michael Platt sawed-off 1988
Crocodile Dundee II Paul Hogan Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee 1988
Crocodile Dundee II Anthony Ruiz Apartment Hitman 1988
They Live Roddy Piper Nada 1988
Messenger of Death John Solari The assassin 1988
Mississippi Burning Mississippi State Police 1988
Return of the Killer Tomatoes Prison guards 1988
Road House John Doe (I) Pat 1989
Colors Sean Penn Danny McGavin 1988
True Believer Prison guards 1989
L.A. Bounty L.A.P.D. officer 1989
Dead Bang Don Johnson Jerry Beck 1989
Lock Up John Amos Captain Meissner 1989
Lock Up Prison Guards 1989
Revenge (1990) Miguel Ferrer Amador 1990
King of New York Giancarlo Esposito Lance pistol grip 1989
Desperate Hours Police officers 1990
Impulse L.A.P.D. officers 1990
Coming to America Samuel L. Jackson McDowell's robber 1990
The Cops are Robbers Steve Railsback Jimmy Donnelly 1990
Death Warrant Art LaFleur Sergeant DeGraf 1990
Death Warrant Jean-Claude Van Damme Louis Burke 1990
Death Warrant Robert Guillaume Hawkins 1990
Death Warrant Abdul Salaam El Razzac "Priest" 1990
Death Warrant Prison guards 1990
China O'Brien II A law enforcement officer With extended magazine tube 1990
The Rookie (1990) LAPD officers 1990
In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas Michael Gross Richard Mayberly 1991
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Police officers 1991
Out for Justice Steven Seagal Gino Felino 1991
Silence of the Lambs Daniel von Bargen Memphis P.D. S.W.A.T. officer 1991
Silence of the Lambs Chris Isaak Memphis P.D. S.W.A.T. Team Leader 1991
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man bodyguards 1991
Point Break (1991) Patrick Swayze Bodhi cut-down 1991
Kuffs Mary Ellen Trainor Nikki Allyn 1992
Kuffs Christian Slater George Kuffs 1992
Thunderheart Val Kilmer Agent Ray Levoi 1992
Thunderheart Sam Shepard Agent Frank Coutelle 1992
Thunderheart Reservation Police Officers 1992
Beyond the Law Arizona State Trooper 1992
Unlawful Entry L.A.P.D. Officers 1992
Deep Cover Ron Thompson Liquor store owner 1992
Blood In, Blood Out Thomas F. Wilson McCann 1993
Quick Miguel Sandoval Vargas 1993
Rage and Honor II A thug, a bodyguard 1993
Nowhere to Run Ted Levine Dunston 1993
Nowhere to Run Jean-Claude Van Damme Sam 1993
The Getaway David Morse Jim Deer Jackson 1994
The Paper N.Y.P.D. officers 1994
Rumpelstiltskin 1995
Dead Presidents police officer in armored car 1995
Night of the Running Man John Glover Derek Mills 1995
Forest Warrior Chris Doyle Holly 1996
Forest Warrior Chuck Norris John McKenna 1996
Ransom (1996) NYPD ESU officer 1996
Midnight Heat A security guard 1996
Turbulence one of the ERU officers 1997
Cop Land Sylvester Stallone Freddy Heflin 1997
The Postman Ron McLarty Old George 1997
Starship Troopers Casper Van Dien Johnny Rico mounted underneath Morita Mk I Rifle 1997
Dance with the Devil César Rodríguez Dedo Peralta 1997
Dance with the Devil David Villalpando Skinny 1997
Donnie Brasco Johnny Depp Donnie Brasco 1997
Donnie Brasco Bruno Kirby Nickie 1997
The Rage Brandon Smith Sheriff Len Dobson 1997
The Rage Sheriff's deputies, FBI agents 1997
The Rage Kristen Cloke FBI Special Agent Kelly McCord Nickel plated with pistol grip 1997
The Rage Sheriff's deputies, Dacy's henchmen Nickel plated with pistol grip 1997
Scarred City Stephen Baldwin John Trace Riot model, Riot model with Choate stock, version with extended magazine tube, rifle sights and Choate stock 1998
Chazz Palminteri Lt. Laine Devon
Gary Dourdan Sgt. Creedy
Steven Flynn Bobby
Bray Poor Zero
Dana Eskelson Janice
D.B. Woodside Forrest
James Villemaire Speedy
Belly Bartender pistol grip 1998
L.A. Confidential Russell Crowe Detective Bud White 1997
L.A. Confidential Guy Pearce Lt. Ed Exley 1997
L.A. Confidential Tomas Arana Det. Michael Breuning 1997
L.A. Confidential Michael McCleery Det. Carlisle 1997
The Peacemaker Federal agents 1997
Phantoms Liev Schreiber Deputy Wargle 1998
Ben Affleck Sheriff Hammond
Rose McGowan Lisa Pailey
Light It Up NYPD officers standard and high-capacity tubes 1999
Held Up townsman field gun 1999
K-911 James Belushi Det. Michael Dooley With pistol grip and muzzle choke 1999
James Handy Captain Byers
Vincent Castellanos Harry Stripe
A police officer Pistol grip, rifle sights
A detective Fixed stock, rifle sights
Reindeer Games Danny Trejo Jumpy 2000
Big Money Hustlas Jumpsteady Hack Benjamin pistol grip, full-length tube, folding stock 2000
Dead Awake Macha Grenon W.D. sawn-off 2001
Heist Mickey's bodyguard 2001
Dead Awake Janet Kidder Kimberly "Kick" Birmingham sawn-off 2001
Dead Awake Gillian Ferrabee Gloria Magik sawn-off 2001
Dead Awake Lorne Brass Udo Magik sawn-off 2001
The Forsaken Johnathon Schaech Kit 2001
The Forsaken Phina Oruche Cym 2001
Heist Bodyguard 2001
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Guards 2001
Steal Police Officers 2001
Blow DEA agents 2001
Lone Hero Sean Patrick Flanery John 2002
Lone Hero A biker Sawed-off 2002
Christmas Rush Dean Cain Cornelius Morgan 2002
Blind Horizon smugglers 2003
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-out L.A.P.D. 2003
Bad Boys II Hatian gang members pistol grips 2003
Mystic River Eli Wallach Mr. Looney stock sawed off 2003
Saw Danny Glover Detective David Tapp Deer Slayer Police Special 2004
Ken Leung Detective Steven Sing
Leigh Whannell Detective Steven Sing
The Punisher 2004
Desperation Charles Durning Tom Billingsley 2006
16 Blocks NYPD SWAT officer 2006
The Departed Cop 2006
Zombie Self-Defense Force Yûya Takayama Yamada 2006
Hisakatsu Ôya Kibara
Miyû Watase Yuri
The Golden Compass Gyptian men 2007
American Gangster Russell Crowe Det. Roberts 2007
Gone Baby Gone Ed Harris Det. Remy Bressant 2007
We Own the Night Antoni Corone Lieutenant Michael Solo 2007
We Own the Night Joaquin Phoenix Bobby Green 2007
I'll Never Die Alone Leonardo Canga Osky 2008
Andres Aramburu Aldana
Leonardo Cuchetti Stegmann
Marisol Tur Leonor
Tropic Thunder Robert Downey, Jr. Kirk Lazarus 2008
Watchmen Jeffrey Dean Morgan The Comedian 2009
Helldriver Kentaro Kishi Yasushi 2010
Kazuki Namioka Kaito
Legion Dennis Quaid Bob Hanson sawed-off stock 2010
Legion Lucas Black Jeep Hanson sawed-off stock 2010
Animal Kingdom Sullivan Stapleton Craig Cody 2010
Wind Blast (Xi Feng Lie) Francis Ng Mai Gao Chinese Model 37 2010
Tomorrow, When the War Began Australian Resistance Field model 2010
The Crazies Joe Anderson Deputy Russell Clank extended tube, pistol grip stock 2010
Gangster Squad Josh Brolin John M'Mara 2012
Gangster Squad Ryan Gosling Sgt. Wooters 2012
The Master Philip Seymour Hoffman Lancaster Dodd 2012
Casa de mi Padre Henchman nickel-plated, pistol grip 2012
Java Heat Kellan Lutz Jake Wilde 2013
Pain & Gain police officers 2019
Java Heat Thugs 2013
The Raid 2 Alex Abbad Bejo sawn-off, airsoft 2014
The Raid 2 Henchman sawn-off, airsoft 2014
The Forest Carni Deric Father of Sara and Jess 2016
Hell or High Water rancher 2016
Blood Father William H. Macy Kirby 2016
The Nice Guys Russell Crowe Jackson Healey 2016
Kong: Skull Island Corey Hawkins Houston Brooks 2017
BlacKkKlansman Jasper Pääkkönen Kendrickson 2018
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Leonardo DiCaprio Rick Dalton 2019
Judas and the Black Messiah Chicago police officers 2021


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Dragnet Jack Webb Det. Sgt. Joe Friday 1967
Adam-12 Martin Milner Officer Pete Malloy 1968 - 1975
Adam-12 Kent McCord Officer Jim Reed 1968-1975
Police Story Alex Cord Officer Sculley "Line of Fire" (S1E11) 1973 - 1977
Jan-Michael Vincent Officer Hauser
Joe Santos Det. Pickles "Countdown" (S1E12-13)
Vic Morrow Sgt. LaFrieda
S.W.A.T. Various officers 1975
Hawaii Five-O uniformed officers 1979 - 1980
Hill Street Blues Various 1981 - 1987
Hill Street Blues Kiel Martin Detective John "J.D." LaRue 1982 - 1987
Hill Street Blues Michael Warren Officer Bobby Hill 1981 - 1987
Hill Street Blues Charles Haid Officer Andy Renko 1981 - 1987
T.J. Hooker Heather Locklear Officer Stacey Sheridan 1982-1986
T.J. Hooker William Shatner Sgt. Hooker 1982-1986
T.J. Hooker Adrian Zmed Officer Romano 1982-1986
T.J. Hooker James Darren Officer Corrigan 1982-1986
The A-Team Various 1983 - 1988
Hunter Fred Dryer Sgt. Rick Hunter 1984 - 1991
Dempsey and Makepeace Nick Brimble Keith Lymon custom, with folding stock / "The Bogeyman" (S02E10) 1986
Crime Story Police & Mobsters 1986 - 1988
Vietnam War Story Kent Williams Staff Sergeant Allard "Seperated" 1987
Tour of Duty "Zeke" Anderson 1987 - 1990
Twin Peaks Eric DeRe Leo Johnson Sawed-off 1990 - 1991
The Untouchables impersonating a Remington 17/31 1993 - 1994
Nestor Burma - Season 2 Police "Du Rebecca rue des Rosiers" (S2E3) 1993
The Stand New York City rioter 1994
The Stand John Landis Russ Dorr 1994
The X-Files - Season 2 Police officers, government agents Standard and extended-tube variants 1994 - 1995
Jack Rader Ed Meecham 'Featherlight' variant / "Fearful Symmetry" (S2E18) 1995
The X-Files - Season 3 Angry mob leader 'Featherlight' variant / "Syzygy" (S3E13) 1996
Stargate SG-1 Honduran rebels 1997 – 2007
Third Watch Skip Sudduth Officer John "Sully" Sullivan 1999 - 2005
The Sopranos James Gandolfini Tony Soprano "All Due Respect" 1999 - 2007
Smallville - Season 1 Jim Shield James Gibson pistol grip / "Stray" (S1E16) 2001
The X-Files - Season 9 Corrupt Mexican Police Officer Extended mag-tube / "John Doe" (S9E07) 2002
Rescue Me Denis Leary Tommy Gavin 2004 - 2011
Prison Break - Season 1 Wade Williams Brad Bellick pistol grip 2005
Prison Break - Season 2 Wade Williams Brad Bellick pistol grip 2005
Supernatural - Season 1 Jensen Ackles Dean Winchester Sawed off 2005 - 2006
Jared Padalecki Sam Winchester
Brooke Nevin Kat Sawed off / "Asylum" (S01E10)
Supernatural - Season 2 Jensen Ackles Dean Winchester Sawed off 2006 - 2007
Jared Padalecki Sam Winchester
Jericho Skeet Ulrich Jake Green 2006 - 2008
Situation Critical 2007 - 2008
Supernatural - Season 3 Jensen Ackles Dean Winchester Sawed off 2007 - 2008
Jared Padalecki Sam Winchester
Supernatural - Season 4 Jensen Ackles Dean Winchester Sawed off 2008 - 2009
Jared Padalecki Sam Winchester
Jim Beaver Bobby Singer Sawed off / "Yellow Fever" (S04E06)
Jake Abel Adam Milligan Sawed off / "Jump the Shark" (S04E19)
The Beast Patrick Swayze Charles Barker 2009
Supernatural - Season 5 Jared Padalecki Sam Winchester Sawed off 2009 - 2010
Colton James Gary Frankle Sawed off / "Swap Meat" (S05E12)
Scott McNeil Benny Sutton Sawed off / "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (S05E15)
Supernatural - Season 6 Jared Padalecki Sam Winchester Sawed off 2010 - 2011
Detroit 1-8-7 Joshua Bitton James Burke "Pharmacy Double/Bullet Train" (S1E01) 2010
Psych Mena Suvari Allison Cowley Sawed off, "Tin 3 in 2-D" (S5E16) 2010
Justified - Season 1 one of Bo Crowder's men "Bulletville" (S1E13) 2010
Supernatural - Season 7 Jared Padalecki Sam Winchester Sawed off 2011 - 2012
Revolution - Season 1 "Chained Heat" (S1E02) 2012
Continuum - Season 1 Wesley MacInnes Hoyt "Family Time" (Episode 9) 2012
Victor Webster Carlos Fonnegra
Vegas Taylor Handley Dixon Lamb "Pilot" (S1E01) 2012-2013
Agent Carter Hayley Atwell Peggy Carter 2015
Fargo 2015
Agent Carter Hayley Atwell Peggy Carter 2016
Tokyo Vampire Hotel hanged on the wall 2017
Stranger Things David Harbour Chief Hopper "Chapter Nine: The Gate" (S2E09) 2017
True Detective Vigilantes Episode:"The Hour and the Day" (S3E04) 2019
Deputy Stephen Dorff Sheriff Hollister 2020
The Stand Katherine McNamara Julie Lawry "The House of the Dead" (S1E04) 2021
Tales of The Walking Dead - Season 1 Jillian Bell Gina sawed-off; "Blair & Gina" (S1E02) 2022
Ameer Baraka DHS Officer Leo Rogers
The Last of Us - Season 1 Raider "Long Long Time" (S1E03) 2023

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Medal of Honor: Underground 2000
Return to Castle Wolfenstein "Shotgun" Xbox version only 2001
BloodRayne "Ethica 33" 2002
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M.'s Way With sawn-off stock and barrel 2002
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Weapon model stylized in later game releases to less resemble an Ithaca 37 2002
Contract J.A.C.K. With sawn-off stock and barrel 2003
XIII "Shotgun" Stainless or nickel finish, has right-handed ejection port and black synthetic furniture 2003
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Stylized model 2004
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater "M37" With sawn-off stock and barrel 2004
Team Fortress 2 "Shotgun" and "Frontier Justice" Both stylized and have left-handed ejection ports; "Shotgun" has sawed-off stock/barrel and "Frontier Justice" has receiver engravings, extended barrel/mag tube and full stock 2007
Far Cry 2 "Homeland 37" a long-barreled hunting version, and with a side ejection port 2008
Resident Evil 5 Pistol grip, incorrectly ejects to the side 2009
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker "M37" Sawn-off stock and barrel 2010
L.A. Noire 2011
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D 2011
Silent Hill: Downpour 2012
Payday 2 "GSPS 12G" 2013
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly Ithaca 37 2014
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Full-size Trench Gun with M7 bayonet 2017
"Duckbill" with an extended magazine tube and a muzzle attachment that spreads out fired pellets in a wide, horizontal pattern
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War "Hauer 77" 2020
Enlisted 2021
Marauders (video game) "Trench Gun" full-size Trench Gun, 5-round tube 2022
Military Conflict: Vietnam 2022


Title Character Note Date
Mad Bull 34 depicted as having a side ejection port 1990
Ninja Ryukenden Police 1991
When They Cry: Kai Sawed-off barrel and stock 2007
Yozakura Quartet 2008-2014
High School of the Dead Takashi 2010
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Season 2 Armed escort Riot version; S3E12, "Hol Horse and Boingo, Part 1" 2015
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure - Season 5 Prison security Dark finish, synthetic furniture; Appears in various episodes 2021

Ithaca 37 "Stakeout"

Ithaca 37 "Stakeout", blued finish with wooden forearm - 20 gauge
Ithaca 37 "Stakeout" Parkerized finish with Synthetic forearm - 12 gauge
Customized Ithaca 37 "Stakeout" with Pachymar pistol grip, vertical foregrip, and heat shield used in Miami Vice - 12 gauge

The Ithaca 37 "Stakeout" is an original factory short-barreled shotgun with pistol grip, designed for law enforcement (and NFA Tax Stamp holders). Though some full-length Ithaca 37s were cut down, they are not "Stakeouts", only the original short shotguns from the manufacturer can be called that. It came in both blued and parkerized finishes. Since most of Ithaca's factory receivers were created with sporting engraving on the side, many of the Stakeouts and military parkerized Ithaca 37s had the same 'sporting scene' engraved on the receiver as their field guns.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Aliens Michael Biehn Corporal Hicks Modified hunting variant 1986
Shakedown Larry Joshua NYPD Detective Rydel 1988
The Package Assassin 1989
Kindergarten Cop Arnold Schwarzenegger John Kimble 1990
Ricochet John Lithgow Earl Talbot Blake 1991
The Last Boy Scout Damon Wayans Jimmy Dix 1991
Last Action Hero A Mobster 1993
True Romance Gary Oldman Drexil Spivey 1993
Heat under the Hotel Clerk's desk 1995
Home Alone 3 Olek Krupa Beaupre 1997
District B13 A thug 2004
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Brad Pitt John Smith 2005
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Angelina Jolie Jane Smith 2005
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End Rorelee Tio Sister 2007
Setup Ryan Phillippe Vincent 2011
V/H/S/2 A cultist 2013
A Walk Among the Tombstones bank robber 2014
Nobody Christopher Lloyd David Mansell 2021


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The Professionals John Castle Tommy 1977-1983
Miami Vice Philip Michael Thomas Detective 'Rico' Tubbs 1984-1989
Crime Story Anthony Denison Ray Luca 1986-1988
The X-Files Steve Makaj Scott Ostelhoff With MP5K style forward pump and chrome finish on the barrel and magazine tube / "Gethsemane" (S4E24), "Redux" (S5E01) 1997
Supernatural - Season 4 Audra Ricketts Olivia Lowry With MP5K style forward pump and chrome finish on the barrel and magazine tube / "Are You There, God? It's Me, Dean Winchester" (S04E02) 2008
Supernatural - Season 5 Brett Dier Dylan With MP5K style forward pump and chrome finish on the barrel and magazine tube / "99 Problems" (S05E17) 2010
Supernatural - Season 6 Jessica Heafey Gwen Campbell With MP5K style forward pump and chrome finish on the barrel and magazine tube 2010 - 2011
Corin Nemec Christian Campbell With MP5K style forward pump and chrome finish on the barrel and magazine tube / "Exile on Main Street" (S06E01)
Compound guard With MP5K style forward pump and chrome finish on the barrel and magazine tube / "Two And A Half Men" (S06E02)

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Mods Note Release Date
Half-Life Actual weapon is not usable, only appears as a GUI icon 1998
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories 2005
24: The Game 2006
Cross Fire "M37 Stakeout" 2007
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008
Resident Evil 5 2009
Call of Duty: Black Ops "Stakeout" 2010
Aliens: Colonial Marines "M37A2 Pump Shotgun" w/ various attachments Fitted with an accessory rail; incorrectly holds 8 rounds in a 4-round tube 2013
"Hicks' Shotgun" Modified hunting variant and custom markings; incorrectly holds 6 rounds in a 4-round tube
Mafia III "Cornell 40" 2016
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam 2017

Ithaca 37 Deerslayer

Ithaca 37 Deerslayer - 12 gauge


Title Actor Character Note Date
Dawn of the Dead Seen in gun shop 1978
The Lost World David Nerman Lord John Roxton 1998
The Lost World Patrick Bergin Professor George Challenger 1998
The Lost World Julian Casey Arthur Malone 1998
Zone Of The Dead Vukota Brajovic Armageddon 2009


YL12-1JZ (Norinco-branded) - 12 gauge

The YL12 is a series of Chinese 12 gauge shotguns exported by Norinco; their exact manufacturer is unknown. Among the YL12 shotguns, some are clones of the Ithaca 37, including the YL12-1JZ, which uniquely features a folding stock.


  • Type: Shotgun
  • Caliber: 12 gauge
  • Feed System: 5 shells in underbarrel tubular magazine
  • Fire Mode(s): Pump-action


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Psych - Season 3 SBPD officers Lassie Did a Bad, Bad Thing" (S3E11) 2008

Stevens / Savage 350

Stevens / Savage Model 350 Shotgun - 12 gauge

The Stevens / Savage Model 350 is basically a modern copy of the Ithaca 37. It has dual action bars and no side ejection port. It loads and ejects from the bottom, just like the Ithaca 37.


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Type: Shotgun

Caliber: 12 gauge (Pardner Pump), 20 gauge (Pardner Pump Compact)

Capacity: 5 shells in underbarrel tubular magazine

Fire Modes: Pump-action


Title Actor Character Note Date
I'll Never Die Alone Leonardo Canga Osky 2008

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