Iver Johnson Skeeter .410 SxS Shotgun
HIGH CONDITION, EJECTORS, RARE!
General Specs: Iver Johnson, Year late 1930's , .410 Gauge, 6lbs 8oz, Side by Side
Serial Number: s3629E
In the world of vintage American doubles, the .410 bore has always been highly sought after and costly. Of the big 5 makers, only Ithaca, Parker, and L.C. Smith produced the .410, and then in miniscule numbers. To purchase one of the above guns in .410 bore and good factory original condition, the price tag starts at $5000 and in the case of the Parker, exceeds $20,000! And that is for the plain jane field grades. Enter the Iver Johnson Skeeter with its highly figured walnut, ivory bead, standard beavertail forend, and a .410 specific "baby frame" and you have the best deal in the market place for an American .410 double. The Skeeter was known to be an extremely well made, stoutly built gun that won many national championships and was coveted by the likes of famous shooters Capt. E.C. Crossman and Major Charles Askins. Skeeters won more skeet championships than any other .410 double shotgun in history! Skeeters were produced only from 1933 to 1942, with about 1200 in all gauges and only about 500 in .410, so they are scarce guns with a grand history as competitive shooters, and now investment quality collector/shooters that continue to go up in value as you enjoy taking game and breaking targets with this gorgeous little .410. This gun, sn3269E is in remarkable factory original condition, with 98% metal finishes. The wood has been properly restored, as the finish crinkled over time on these guns. Shooting skeet with this gun is a ton of fun, and with its high rib and beavertail forend you do not see the barrels at all. It is like shooting an over/under as far as the sight picture goes. Very hard to find these guns with HIGH FACTORY CONDITION, EJECTORS, and an uncut, full length stock (we can bend the stock to your specs for $200 or so)so this is a very desirable gun that is a joy to shoot. The 3" chambers make it a capable field gun as well.
Barrel Length: 26"*****
Chokes: SK/SK .005*****
Bore Diameter: .409/.410*****
Wall Thickness: N/A*****
% Blue: 99%*****
Sights: single ivory*****
Action: tight as new*****
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed*****
Case Color: factory blue 98%*****
Engraving: lettering excellent*****
Trigger Type: double, crisp*****
Trigger Guard Color: 95% factory*****
Type: capped pistol grip/beavertail forend*****
LOP: 14 1/4"*****
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 15/16"*****
DAH: 2 3/4"*****
DAC: 1 5/8"*****
Checkering Condition: excellent*****
Butt Treatment: factory plate*****
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We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.
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Trades Accepted: No
LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.