Iver Johnson Champion on top, Crescent Red Chieftan on bottom. Both 12ga. Full Choke. Both were in the $125-150 range.
I inquired yesterday about the Plum colored receiver on the Iver Johnson, but inadvertently posted it in General discussions and it was deleted. 😩 My question is What is the reason for the color? I believe it to be re-blued as the word Champion appears to be overly buffed. Barrel is dark black and pristine. I remember reading what caused the color before, but have forgot what the cause/reason was. I know some here know the answer.
Here is a close up of the receiver. Color is evident.
Another question - Do you think the Monte Carlo style stock on the Iver Johnson Champion is stock, or added on later? (Probably when receiver was reblued.) It is very nice, and fits perfectly.
Individual photo's of ea. Shotgun available if any interest. (Soonerfan66) If you catch me early enough in the day, my Internet might post them. My "Service" degrades/disappears as the day goes on. (?) "Terrain related" my arse.