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iver johnson single barrel serial numbers
Posted by: Anonymous User (IP Logged)
Date: January 07, 2009 10:36AM

during the 1940's and 1950's iver johnson used letters only in the serial numbers on their single barrel Champion shotguns. there have been several posts here and on other forums as to what these letters mean. thanks to the help of a former employee of iver johnson mr. ray chatigny i now have the key to these letters. mr. chatigny started at iver johnson in 1954 and worked there until 1961 when he moved to Harrington & Richardson. he stayed with H&R until his retirement in 2004. mr. chatigny has informed me that when he first started at iver johnson one of his jobs was to serial numbering champion single barrel shotguns (by hand stamping these letters). the key to the letters seems to be the word FITCHBURG and until some factory documentation comes along to prove otherwise i am going to have to believe what he says is truthful. everyone of the shotguns with the letters only serial number i have recorded in my research also seems to verify the key word FITCHBURG was used along with X=0. here is the key;
F=1
I=2
T=3
C=4
H=5
B=6
U=7
R=8
G=9
X=0

mr. chatigny has been a big help in my H&R research and now he has added knowledge about iver johnson, for which i thank him.
bill



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