20 gauge

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by skiggle, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. skiggle

    skiggle New Member

    Jan 4, 2011
    I got a very nice 20 gauge Iver Johnson & Cycle singel shot...
    has not been refinished, and the only number i can find on it is 1865 on 3 different parts of the gun making them all match. Whats it worth?:)
  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    houston, tx
    iver johnson single barrel champion shotguns with no letter code suffixes were made between 1909 and 1919. this four digit number would be al whole lot closer to 1909 than 1919.

    CHAMPION MODEL 36-----------------------------------1909-1922
    Single barrel; rebounding center mounted hammer; top lever operated break open design; gauges: 12, 16, and 20; barrel length: 28, 30, and 32 inches (features barrel and lug forged in one piece) bored full chock only; American black Walnut butt stock and fore-end; automatic extractors; weight 6¾ pounds; overall length with 30 inch barrel 45 inches; case hardened receiver (nickel available as option), browned barrel; automatic ejectors extra cost option; .410 bore, 24 and 28 gauges offered in 1913; 24 gauge dropped 1928; all gauges except 12 dropped after 1941; name changed to Champion single Barrel in 1917.
    CHAMPION SINGLE BARREL-------------------------------1923-1978
    This is the same gun as the earlier Model 36 champion except that the smaller gauges are now built on the same frame as the large gagues. See above picture for specifications. The exact year production stopped has not yet been determined. Some of these single 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
    VALUE: 100%=$250 60%=$95
    Add 15% for 24, 28 gauges

  3. Popgunner

    Popgunner Active Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    You are much appreciated around here Bill!
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2011
  4. reinhard

    reinhard Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    within one hundred years from now his book will still be the BEST on the Iver -Johnson guns , a great achievement
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