Iver Johnson champion

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by bobl, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. bobl

    bobl New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    I have a 410 champion with no serial #
    42 in" long, blued barrel, walnut stock, checkered forearm
    Has the letters RHGI on all parts?
    Can anyone tell me about this and value??
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2001
    Messages:
    9,563
  3. hrf

    hrf Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,740
    Welcome to TFF.

    The RHGI is the serial "number"

    Champion's with all-letter serials are the late ones made ca. 1940-1956, but I can't help with value.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  4. RJay

    RJay Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    4,193
    Location:
    Goodyear, Arizona
    From the 1940's until 1956 Iver Johnson used all letters as serial numbers, but there is no break down as to specific years. As already posted, with out pictures it would be impossible to give you a valid value estimate, but single barrel shotguns rarely ( there are exceptions, but Iver Johnson is not one of them ) bring more than 125 to 150 when like new condition, in the well used condition most single barrels are in, 50 to 75 dollars. No picture, a guesstimate is the best you will get.:)
  5. bobl

    bobl New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2
    Thank you guys! That's what I needed!
  6. Hammerdak

    Hammerdak New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2014
    Messages:
    3
    RHGI would translate to the 8592nd gun produced under the all letter S/N system. It's based on F=1, I=2, T=3, C=4 etc... From the name FITCHBURG, with X=0 .
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Manufacture date and value on Iver Johnson handgun Wednesday at 6:16 PM
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Merwin & Hulbert, Sharps and Iver Johnson Wednesday at 11:17 AM
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Iver johnson .38 revolver safe to shoot? Apr 9, 2014
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum oliver johnson arms @ cycle works Apr 8, 2014
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Iver Johnson 32 S&W Mar 30, 2014