I have an Iver Johnson Champion .410 gage full choke shotgun...

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5 years ago #1
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I have an Iver Johnson Champion .410 gage full choke shotgun that I believe was manufactured around 1915. Is this gun of any value? It was my great uncles.

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5 years ago #2
kcbuck
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What is the model number?

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5 years ago #3
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Guest,

The Iver Johnson single shot is a well made, and popular shotgun. It was made from 1909 to 1956 The Blue book of values lists the value 0f a 60% gun at $75.00 and a 100% gun at $250.00 (There is a 5% increase listed for the .410. and an approx. $25.00 to $50.00 value increase if the gun has the matted solid rib. I have seen Iver Johnson .410 shotguns locally at gun show, in average condition sell for $125.00 to $175.00

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5 years ago #4
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My grandfather left me an Iver Johnson 410 shotgun. Mfg. 1915. 3" cartridge, 26" hammer forged double barrel, ejectors, double trigger, walnut stock, all three pieces are numbered 5250E. stamped Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works, Fitchburg, Mass. It is in pristine condition. Had been in gun sock in closet for mannnnny years. Want to know value please. thanks

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5 years ago #5
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Your Iver Johnson Champion is valued at $250.00 USD in excellent condition and $200.00 in very good condition. Since it was kept in a gunsock I figured it was one or another.
Hope this helps,
kcbuck

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5 years ago #6
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why did u call it a Champion....Is it not a Hercules

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5 years ago #7
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The very first post indicated it was a Champion shotgun, not a Hercules. If it is a Hercules Grade shotgun, it is valued at $1,350.00 USD in excellent condition....

PLUS;
* Add 50% for single trigger
* Add 50% for ejectors
* Add 150% for .410 gauge
* Add 200% for engraving
* Add 25% for vent Rib

Does this sound a lot better than the $250.00 USD?

Hope this helps,
kcbuck

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5 years ago #8
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kcbuck......Yeah that sounds better. I can send u some pix if u like. I am looking for a buyer. got any leads......

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5 years ago #9
kcbuck
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Your most welcomed. Sorry about the mix up on the model but I was going by the first post which described the shotgun....

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4 years ago #10
ddt
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My son just inherited a Iver Johson .410 ser#44690A and was looking for any info please. Age etc.

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4 years ago #11
goatroper
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i have a Iver Johnson Champion .401 shotgun-
serial no. 41283--Can I shoot regular
winchester AA target loads in this gun??

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2 years ago #12
cjones
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I have a .410 that I bought off of my cousin model number 53480 it needs a stock and possibly a trigger spring because the trigger feels weak. just curious of the age and if there is any possibility of getting the things I need for the gun.

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2 years ago #13
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Your Champion Model was manufactured in 1911. It is chambered for the .410 Bore 2 1/2" shell only.

Parts are available at: http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/IverJohnson-33317/Shotguns-36652/Champion-40918.htm

Also try www.gun-parts.com and www.jackfirstgun.com for parts.

Reproduction stocks should be available at:

www.gunstockinsinc.com
www.gunville.com
www.boydsgunstocks.com
www.gunstocks.com

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2 years ago #14
sergio zertuche
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the number on the trigger gard is 50226, how old is this 410 shotgun?

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2 years ago #15
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You have a New Model Champion which was manufactured between 1923 and approximately 1978. There are no records to give a more exact date.

The .410 bore 2 1/2" shot shell was introduced in the 1915 time frame. The 3" .410 bore shell was introduced by Winchester-Western in 1933. Prior to 1915, the 2” .410 bore Eley cartridge had been imported from England and chambered in a few shotguns by Harrington and Richardson Arms Company and J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company.

Any .410 bore gun produced between circa 1900 and 1933 will be chambered for the 2” Eley cartridge or the 2 1/2" shell only and should not be fired with a 3" .410 bore shell. Firing the 3" shell in a short chamber will create dangerous pressures that could damage the gun and injure the shooter or bystanders. If contemplating using a .410 bore gun made in the 1900-1935 era, and evaluation by a competent gunsmith to determine chamber length is strongly advised.

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1 year ago #16
Howard craven
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I have a 410 single shot ivermectin Johnson Champion serial number UIXC. Could you provide the age and value of this gun. Howie

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1 year ago #17
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Made between 1940 and 1950. There are no records to give a more exact date.

Retail value for a gun in good or better condition would range from $75 to $150 depending on mechanical and bore condition and remaining original wood and metal finish.

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1 year ago #18
Help Needed
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Wiz what year would my .410 champion shotgun be if the serial number is 6494?

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1 year ago #19
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Made between 1916 and 1919.

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1 year ago #20
Alexander
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I have one with a serial number of 34838e. Any idea on the age?

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1 year ago #21
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Made between 1920 and 1929.

This shotgun is chambered for the .410 bore 2 1/2" shell only. It is not safe to use .410 bore 3" shells in this shotgun.

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1 year ago #22
Alexander
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This ones actually a 12 gauge it doesn't chamber 410 correct, is that odd for this gun?

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1 year ago #23
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Alexander: I assumed that since you posted a reply to a thread about .410 bore Iver Johnson shotguns, that yours specimen was also .410 bore.

The Iver Johnson champion Model was made in 12, 16, 20, and 28 gauges and .410 bore. Only the 28 gauge is scarce and seldom seen.

12 gauge guns are very common.

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1 year ago #24
Alexander
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Oh alright. Good to know, I appreciate the responses

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1 year ago #25
Greg
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Any idea with a serial# 16466?

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1 year ago #26
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Greg: I'll assume that your have a Champion Model chambered for .410 bore.

Your shotgun was made between 1916 and 1919 and is chambered for the .410 bore 2 1/2" shell only.

Do not attempt to fire the 3" .410 "Bore shell in this shotgun as it can cause excessive chamber pressure and possibly damage the gun and injure the shooter and bystanders.

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1 year ago #27
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I have a 410 and a 16 gauge. Both are champion models. 410 serial is 53181 and the 16 is TUCB
Would you be able to tell me the years theses were made?

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1 year ago #28
Greg
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Thanks for the information, and i won't be firing any size shells in it, Its like new and will just be one that i enjoy looking at and seeing the quality of the craftsmanship.

Greg

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1 year ago #29
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Steve: Your .410 bore Champion Model was made between 1915 and 1919 and is chambered for the2 1/2" shell only.

The firing of 3"or shells will cause excessive chamber pressure that could damage the gun and injure the shooter and bystanders.

Your 16 gauge Champion Model was made between 1940 and 1950 when Iver Johnson used letters rather than numerals for serialization.

There are no records to give exact date of manufacture for either shotgun.

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1 year ago #30
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Thanks so much for the response. I did not know that it could only handle the 2 1/2 inch shells. That's what I have used in it for most of my life and my dad before me. I do have a mossberg that I run 3 inch shells in, I will definitely keep them separate.

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