|Iver Johnson single barrel cartridge shotgun with ring trigger barrel release - $350.00|
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Early and unusual Iver Johnson single barrel cartridge shotgun with ring trigger barrel release. Serial number 17132. Barrel marked "IVER JOHNSON PAT APLD FOR" and large marking on left side of frame "MANUFACTURED BY/IVER JOHNSON ARMS & CYCLE WORKS./FITCHBURG, MASS., U.S.A." Barrel has an attractive untouched rust patina, frame has mostly medium patina with some traces of case color. Checkered hard rubber buttplate with Iver Johnson signature has a small chip at the toe. Forestock shows a mark from the takedown screw, butt was cracked in the pistol grip area and secured with an old screw, also has a couple tiny chips by the upper frame tang and a crack. Barrel release spring is replaced and is functional. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.