Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! I rarely shoot it anymore because 16 gauge ammo is hard to find and I don't reload for it but the bore is bright with zero corrosion and it's ready to go. Now ,you know everything I do. There is a number stamped under the trigger guard of 34xx, can't remember the last two digits. Manufacture date for a Third model hammer-less within your number range would be 1924. It's possible that you have a version of the 2nd model.
Iver johnson arms purchased by louis imperato 1973-1977. It is a double trigger. The gun, as you can see, is in presentation style display and shows no sign of firing. I'll research more in the future before I just start posting. Advertisement from Iver Johnson touting its drop safe innovation. I own examples in 16 and in.
Using this method, mine would have been the last one made before 1940 when they went to all letters. He was educated as a in in 1857 and had a gun store in. The crosshatch pattern on the break open lever is called checkering. Typical well used condition, but still shootable approximately. Of course, all of that can get expensive and it is up to the owner to determine cost to shoot versus value of shooting. With the exception of the D-Day Carbines the serial number on Iver Johnson.
Google search may disclose other retailers. Antique and collectable firearms and militaria headquarters oldguns. Louis imperato was born in brooklyn january 21, 1933. Shotguns with the Excel trade name were manufactured by Crescent Fire Arms Co, Crescent-Davis Arms Corp, Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works, and J Stevens Arms Co. Although it's in good shape, I'm still looking at the fact that I. Thanks for any help you can provide.
A local gunsmith I talked with thought it might be a part number for the trigger guard on the phone, but when he saw the gun, said it was in the nicest shape he had ever seen a gun this old. And they have the resources to check and the legal right to know. I have to tell you right now. Grip and fore end are tastefully but modestly checkered. See where I'm going with this? Can you tell me what it might be worth. I am hoping that there is someone who is better versed in figuring age.
Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. This is the hardest to find gauge in the skeet-er double barrel. The values you see on Gunbroker are pretty accurate. Gun is definitely a Champion. I too am looking for a manufacture date. The pistol Small Frame Auto looks like a scaled down 1911A1.
The gun has been reblued withing the last 40 years and the stock has been refinished. During this period, Johnson and Bye filed for and received several new firearms features and firearms feature improvement patents. Has exposed hammer with approx. Of course pictures will tell all! You appear to have a Iver Johnson Safety Automatic Second Model Hammer Version. The name was resold and in 2006 Iver Johnson Arms opened, but does not have any parts or information relating to the pre-1993 company, and represents a continuation of it in name only. After being discharged from the u.
Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! Without knowing which model iver johnson single barrel shotgun. If yours has a C serial number prefix it's production date would be around 1916, if an H prefix then around 1934. The Owl's Head logo was patented by their company, and was present on the hard rubber grips. Have an old iver johnson single barrel shotgun. Patent dates for the 2nd models would also be pre 1900. This gun is not worth money.