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dngiles
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USA
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Posted - 09/04/2002 :  8:48:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a gun that was bought 30 years ago as a 410 shotgun. It has been in storage. After cleaning on the barrell there is the wordage
44 Cal - Barrell and Lug Forge in One. Under that is PAT'D JUNE 15,15
PAT'D PENDING. Under the gun by the trigger is stamped the number 39006. the gun is good shape for the age. What kind of gun is this and what might be the value. Thanks

Der Gebirgsjager
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2123 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2002 :  12:07:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Closer inspection will probably reveal the name to be Iver Johnson (unless this one was made by his wife, Ivy!) You probably have a "Champion" model, mfg. from 1909-1956. Usually a shotgun in 10,12,16,20,24,28,32 ga. or .410, but also available as a rifle in .44, .45, 12mm or 14mm. Single barrel, 26-32 inches., exposed hammer, auto ejector, plain pistol grip stock. Value would depend on condition; could range from $40 to $200.
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leeblackman
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5534 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2002 :  01:41:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I bet if its in great shape you'd probably get $120 max for it on GunBroker. Though it may be worth more to you, I just don't find that much demand for them.

Good luck.

If I'm wrong please correct me, I won't be offended.

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Xracer
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2551 Posts

Posted - 09/05/2002 :  6:12:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
DG....Iver's wife was named Helga. Ivy was his girlfriend.

Nice catch, though!
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74cuda
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USA
1161 Posts

Posted - 09/06/2002 :  11:40:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is probably chambered for 2.5" shells, so don't use the 3" shells, if you decide to shoot it....

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MIKE WISKEY
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Posted - 09/09/2002 :  11:04:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
this might be chambered for the .44 cal. shot cartrige (.44/40 loaded w/shot)not .410, although many were rechambered for .410 and not marked. if you want to shoot it have a gunsmith make a chamber cast first so you know what you have.
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