How old is the Iver Johnson champion 12 ga?

How old is the Iver Johnson champion 12 ga?

Engraving on the left side of the gun says “Champion” pat. pending, Champion Arms Co. Fitchburg-Mass.” 26″ barrel. 12 ga. The top of the barrel is very pitted. Would be neat to know if this gun is 100 years old. Take care and thanks.

What’s the serial number on an Iver Johnson 12 gauge?

I have a champion iver johnson 12 gauge single shot shotgun with a serial number with 25584 stamped on the lug and on the barrel side of the metal plate on the forestock, and TGIF stamped behind the trigger guard. It has a crosshatch pattern on the barrel release.

How does a champion Iver Johnson shotgun work?

ASFAIK No Iver Johnson’s Arms & Cycle Works Champion shotgun has a metal plate on the forearm unless you are talking about the metal parts on the inside of the forearm that attach the forearm to the bottom of the barrel. The crosshatch pattern on the break open lever is called checkering.

Is the champion 12 gauge and volunteer 12 gauge the same gun?

TGIF stands for Thank Goodness It’s Friday or in pair of Polish shoes, Toes Go In First. is the champion 12 gauge and volunteer 12 gauge the same gun if so does that mean mine was made between 1920 and 1929 because it has the numbers a1003755

What kind of shotgun is the Iver Johnson champion?


When was the Iver Johnson 12 Gauge made?

However the information does say that an Iver Johnson serial number with all letter (alpha) characters was made between 1940 and 1950. As with any old single barrel inexpensive shotgun, the value is going to depend on the guns condition. I have to tell you right now. it ain’t going to pay your college tuition or for your retirement.

Where is the serial number on the Iver Johnson champion?

Iver Johnson’s Arms and Cycle Works in Fitchburg, Mass, USA. It is a Champion, serial number 13172C. … read more IVER JOHNSON SHOTGUN My dad has an 18 guage Iver Johnson Champion single shot shotgun. What is the value of this and is there any idea … read more

What was the first Iver Johnson shotgun made?

this is an interesting shotgun in the fact that it is marked “champion arms co.”. as far as i can tell this is iver johnson’s first attempt at manufacturing an in house Brand name shotgun. they later (sometime after 1910) offered the “EXCEL” single barrel shotgun as in in house Brand name.

Where is the number 57241 on a Iver Johnson champion 12?

-Markings: on forend cap (the metal piece which attaches to the wood closest to the breech end) is the numbers 57241. This number also appears on the left side of the receiver covered by the buttstock (just below the main spring).

When did Iver Johnson start using butt plates?

the original finish of this gun was browned barrel and case hardened frame and the hard rubber but plate would have the name in script of either champion or iver johnson. these butt plates are very hard to find. the butt plate with the owls head was not used until 1909.

How long does it take for Iver Johnson firearms to ship out?

Attention! Due to high demand, website orders are taking about 7-10 days from order date to ship out. Thank you for your patience. Out of stock items – Firearms that are listed as “out of stock” on our website may still be available through other distributors.