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Iver Johnsons shot guns what year was mine made?

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Chad Nuy, Nov 14, 2017 at 6:47 PM.

  1. Chad Nuy

    Chad Nuy New Member

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    Where do I look to find the numbers on my iver Johnson 16 Guage . Trying to figure out when it was made.
     
  2. Shrek73

    Shrek73 Well-Known Member

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    The serial number should be on the bottom metal potion of the wrist, behind the trigger guard.
     

  3. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

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    The best place to find the information you are seeking is 1. This forum, give the information required and we may be able to help. 2. Buy Mr. Bill Goforth's book, which is still available at " gun show books "
     
  4. Chad Nuy

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    90377 is the number so how do I decider the date of manufacture from that?
     
  5. Shrek73

    Shrek73 Well-Known Member

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    Here is the generally accepted serial date range for the Iver Johnson Champion Shotgun. I believe it originated from Bill Goforth, who was the resident expert of Iver Johnson’s and H&R.

    All numbers= 1909-1919
    1 letter suffix= 1920-1929
    2 letters suffix= 1930-1939
    All letters= 1940-1956
    Unknown= 1971-1975