IJ shotguns were always well-made and dependable, but inexpensive guns. They did not go the extra mile to make a truly fine firearm with perfect fit and finish that would make them stand out in a crowd.
I received an, old at the time, Iver Johnson 12 Ga "Matted Rib" with 32 inch, full choke barrel,for my 12th birthdayin 1947. That gun has never missed a beat, whether hitting Jack rabbits in the Mojave Desert or cotton tails and pheasants in the fields of Iowa. I've used about every load, including modern high- base in it. I believe it to be as good as any high-dollar gun. My four sons have all used it in their shooting and hunting education.The only complaint ever regestered against it was when it "kicked like a mule" and knocked down a younger and smaller cousin in 1950.That was one of the many times I slipped in a load of oo buck. We after doves at the time and had been using 71/2 or 8. It' still in good shape and looks very good. I reblued it and refinished the stock about i952.The serial number is 31500E. I looked it up in a Stoeger gun catalog a long time ago and saw that it cost a whopping $7.50 when new. I believe it was made about 1895. but I'm not sure of that!I'll probably pass it on to one of my Grandsons someday, since I got it from my Grandfather. Richard Stover
Additional info---When the British Purchasing Commission was after anything in the US that went bang, in 1940-41, it bught a quantity of 38 cal IJ revolvers. However, they were not wellr e garded and considered unsound and at times unsafe. Hence they were not issued to British (or British European allies)but to the various Police forces in Britain. Police at that time were not routinely armed but a PC could, whilst on night duty, simply claim a pistol when goiing on patrol, if they felt likely to be at threat - in London at least.
Not wanting to be unduely rude about IJ (I have my own Supeprshot Sealed Eight)KuKSmith
Your Iver Johnson double barrel shotgun can be dated by the words hammer forged.This places production from 1936-1941.these were well made mass produced field grade shotguns of high quality.
Iver Johnson manufactured the Champion line of single barrel shotguns in a variety of gauges as well as .44 and .45 caliber with 26 to 32" barrels, external hammers, and automatic ejectors, blue with a walnut stock, between 1909 and 1956.
Iver Johnson started making shotguns in 1883 and didn't stop until 1987. There will be a lot of different 12 gauges in there and the value will depend on the age, model, and (most of all) condition. These were well-made and dependable guns but not the sort that collectors shell out big bucks for. Regardless of the model, unless it is like new it is unlikely to be worth more than $250. Conversely, unless it is broken or badly rusted, it should be worth at least $50.
In the case of guns, "antique" has a legal meaning- made before 1899. The value of your Iver Johnson will be based on the exact model and the condition. Although well made, these were not high $$$ guns when new. Value could be anywhere from $50 to $300 (for a perfect new-in-box specimen)
The Enforcer pistol was basically a scaled .30 cal M1 rifle legally sold & registered as a pistol. They were made by both Universal and Iver Johnson.The Iver Johnson had a stock that was grooved out at the right of the bolt for the addition of an M2 auto sear that the Universal did not have and the IJ bolt grouping was more "auto convertible" friendly as well. The IJ was often sold in a full auto version to Law Enforcement agencies.
Your Iver Johnson .38 revolver, regardless of condition,is not worth much tofirearms people. Retail value would be a max of $100 roughly. There is a "blue book" with details -- it's normally found at any gun shop. I'm an instructor, collector, etc. so please trust me. Iver Johnson made what is called a "utility" firearm. They worked well enough, but they have very littlevalue in the firearms market.
I have a Eastern Arms (sold by Sears and hardware stores) Manufactured by Iver Johnson as well as others. It is a 16 gauge single barrel shotgun model 1929. The firing pin is removed by cocking the hammer back, there is a set screw at the top of the receiver , when removed the firing pin can be removed from the hammer side;watch for the spring. Installation is the reverse.
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well its hard to give you a good estimate because facts about the Iver jonshonguns are hard to find. there where millions of Iver Johnson pistols made from 1871-1993. but an average one sells for $50-$250 depending on which model and condition, send me pics of the gun via email and i should be able to help you find out more about it. please include pictures from all angles and if you could let me know all the writing on the top of the barrel as well as the serial # which can be found (u have to remove the cylinder) between the bar the cylinder goes on and the and the top of the latch my email is: Lewis.firstname.lastname@example.org hope this helps
MOST IVER JOHNSON PISTOLS DO NOT FETCH A LOT OF DOUGH! EVEN IN PERFECT SHAPE! THIS MODEL WAS PRODUCED FROM BETWEEN 1958 AND 1975. I BELEIVE YOURS WAS PRODUCED IN 1964. THE REASON THE IVER JOHNSONS ARE HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER, IS PURE AND SIMPLE. THEY ARE A GREAT AND ACCURATE GUN. VERY WELL MADE. I HAVE EVERY GAUGE OF THE IVER JOHNSON CHAMPION SHOTGUN AND THE HERCULES AND SKEETER MODELS. I WOULD PUT THEM UP AGAINST ANY REMINGTON OR WINCHESTER THAT WERE MADE. The first course of action to discern the value of a gun is to identify the make, model, manufacturing date, variation and condition. The book "Iver-Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Firearms 1871-1993" by W. Goforth may help accomplish this. Then it's a simple matter of looking your gun up in one of the many firearm value books, such as the Blue Book of Gun Values, or the Standard Catalog of Firearms.
Your resilience is well-regarded.
i think its from 1935 from my research I own one as well (iver johnson arms & cycle works safety bolt action) (------fitchburg.mass.11.9.A--------22 short long & long rifle--) model x pat.1.673.666) barrel is a little rusty thats as much as i can make out and some thing may be wrong but i know the first (___) is right