I was recently given an Iver Johnson Champion single shot 410 shotgun to hopefully restock and refinish for my girlfriends grandfather. The gun has a top lever action release and auto-ejector. serial number is 13566 and the Barrel reads:
"-410 Gauge Choke Bore Barrel and Lug Forged in One-"
"PAT.D. June 15, 15 PAT.D. Pending"
Side of receiver reads:
Arms & Cycle Works
Just curious if anyone could tell me if the second "15" printed on the barrel of the gun indicates the year of manufacture (ie. 1915).
Secondly, I've understood that some years of this guns manufacture have used the same size frames for the smaller gauge guns as they did for their larger gauge guns.... I'm wondering if anyone knows if a stock from a larger framed gun would fit frame on my smaller 410 framed gun. OR if anyone knows where I can find a replacement 410 gauge stock for this gun. Thanks alot!