Iver Johnson

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by dety64, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. dety64

    dety64 New Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Southern New Jersey

    I have a Iver Johnson 12 GA. side by side double barrel shotgun
    the wood is in pretty good shape and the bluing on the barrels are about 85%

    it has a dog marking on the side of the gun where the shells go in
    it is a Hercules model

    what is this model worth
  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    houston, tx
    IVER JOHNSON HAMMERLESS HERCULES GRADE------------------1924-1935*
    Box lock side by side double barrel; each barrel and lug forged as one piece then joined together; 12, 16 & 20 Gauge; Browned barrels and case hardened receiver; American Black Walnut butt stock and fore-end, hand checkered; plain extractor model has slim fore-end and automatic ejector model has beavertail fore-end with D & E fastener; hard rubber butt plate and pistol grip cap; butt stock is 14 inches in length, butt stock drop at comb is 1¾ inches and at heel is 2 ¾ inches; automatic safety; double triggers; overall length with 30 inch barrel 46 3/8 inches; weight 7¾ pounds. Hunting dog etching on the left side of the frame. Some of these double barrel shotguns have been seen with Canadian marking, these were most likely shipped to Canada and then marked as there is no evidence that Iver Johnson’s Arms & Cycle Works ever had a manufacturing factory in Canada. It has been reported that a special run of the Hercules double gun was manufactured for Montgomery Wards & Co. in the 1930’s Marked “WESTERN FIELD MODEL 53”.
    *Exact year undetermined
    VALUE: 100%=$1100 60%=$525
    Add 15% for auto-ejectors model
    Add 25% for single trigger
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