It's not that hard to find a good used older 37 at gun shows (at least in S. Texas). I bought a 12 this year that needed just a bit of work (new buttplate, new bead) for $200...$50 later it looks like a $400 gun. It had been cut to 18 1/4". I bought a pristine 20 for $375...and I mean 95%+. That one stays a bird gun. Point is, find a old 37 field gun in 12 gauge and have the bbl. professionally cut down...or do it yourself. Re-install the bead so it doesn't look half finished and go with it. I have a dozen 870s (Wingmasters) and the 37 is just as much, or more, gun. It's got that old craftsman-made feel to it. And it's a hell of a lot better gun than the 870 Express, IMO.
Last edited by TxGun; 01-17-2010 at 00:49..