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Old 01-31-2011, 11:23 AM   #14161
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This is my favorite. I dont even take it out to the range anymore because someone always wants to buy it.

I have only had one person id it by sight, An 84 year old Marine who carried one in the South Pacific. There is a lot of sentimental value in this rifle and I hope to restore it to its former glory some time and give to my son. Yeah I know it cuts down its vaue but sometimes its not about the money.

Anyone know what it is? Sorry about the crappy pic.


Haven't seen an Iver Johnson in a long time. That is sweet. You might want to look into the affect of what resoration will do to the value of the gun, if you are worried about that. I was of the understanding that restoring an old gun will generally kill any collector/monetary value.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:25 AM   #14162
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I dunno, it's just little things. I don't like the cylinder release location. Sometimes I think they just look kind of "soft". I think I want them to look more like S&Ws while they are more between the Smith and the Colt.
Personally I concur completly on their looks. Here is my take though, kinda like a homely girl with a great personality and great body, you try it once and it grows on you. You get past the looks, and learn to love for how much fun it is!
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:31 AM   #14163
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Haven't seen an Iver Johnson in a long time. That is sweet. You might want to look into the affect of what resoration will do to the value of the gun, if you are worried about that. I was of the understanding that restoring an old gun will generally kill any collector/monetary value.
I think his first name was Melvin.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:34 AM   #14164
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Haven't seen an Iver Johnson in a long time. That is sweet. You might want to look into the affect of what resoration will do to the value of the gun, if you are worried about that. I was of the understanding that restoring an old gun will generally kill any collector/monetary value.
That isn't really that collectable, and if the goal is to sell it for as much as possible, then leaving it totally alone is the ticket! BUT if having a very pretty conversation piece that also is fun and super cheap to shoot, then having it high polish blued and the stock refinished is the way to go if it is going to be kept forever.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:49 AM   #14165
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That isn't really that collectable..
He'll never sell it to you. Good try though. Just keep whispering sweet nothings to that Mosin Nugent.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:02 PM   #14166
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He'll never sell it to you. Good try though. Just keep whispering sweet nothings to that Mosin Nugent.
I will say one thing, one can't do better than a Mosin if one wants a cheap good rifle.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:09 PM   #14167
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I will say one thing, one can't do better than a Mosin if one wants a cheap good rifle.
I think those sell for a bit of money/are collectible.. who knows if this one here is a junker..

http://www.karlsattic.com/41_Johnson...odel_1941.html

Also, there are degrees of cheap, perhaps.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:41 PM   #14168
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Mosin Nugent.


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Old 01-31-2011, 01:47 PM   #14169
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I love this gun! It is what I was looking at when I wanted a carry 9mm.
Been a good one. I love the "function before form" kind of approach the the design (and has seemed rugged as any) I bought it when I was looking at buying something else (always seems to happen that way). I already own a CZ 85. the duty just fit the bill at that point, and a 9mm is less expensive/easy to shoot. Kinda big to carry is the only downside.
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:08 PM   #14170
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:17 PM   #14171
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Haven't seen an Iver Johnson in a long time. That is sweet. You might want to look into the affect of what resoration will do to the value of the gun, if you are worried about that. I was of the understanding that restoring an old gun will generally kill any collector/monetary value.
The M1941 Johnson wasn't mfg by them, totally different company. Had one of them myself. It was full military config. Got it for $500, sold it for $2700. Bought my first motorcycle with the proceeds from that sale.... It's tripled in value since then.
To be honest, I enjoyed shooting my Garand more. In full spec, it's really long and I found it unwieldy, and the sights aren't even close to as good as an M1. Sporterized like yours, it would prolly be nicer handling.
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Old 01-31-2011, 04:40 PM   #14172
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That isn't really that collectable, and if the goal is to sell it for as much as possible, then leaving it totally alone is the ticket! BUT if having a very pretty conversation piece that also is fun and super cheap to shoot, then having it high polish blued and the stock refinished is the way to go if it is going to be kept forever.
Sounds like the guy that tried to offer me $300 for it at the range. Nope its not for sale. I have been offered close to 2 grand for it by a dealer.

I would like to return it to miltary specs someday, There is only one company that offers this service , I was quoted around thousand for a full restore.

It is a great shooter but a tank. I feel for the guys who had to lug one around all day.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:41 PM   #14173
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:45 PM   #14174
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Sounds like the guy that tried to offer me $300 for it at the range. Nope its not for sale. I have been offered close to 2 grand for it by a dealer.

I would like to return it to miltary specs someday, There is only one company that offers this service , I was quoted around thousand for a full restore.

It is a great shooter but a tank. I feel for the guys who had to lug one around all day.
Well, I would question a 3k resore ona gun that would bevaluate it. If it is worth that or close to it now, which I think it is, I would leave it well enough alone. And let me be the first to say you shoulsd keep it basically no matter what someone offers you for it. I was speaking in terms of scale when I said it wasn't that collectable, in dollars and cents. I have a 1969 Python that is worth $2500.0.00 but would not sell it, and in fact I carry it. I have had idiots offer me 600 to 1000 for it and turn them down flat. On the other hand, If you end up needing money at any time, guns are good investments.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:47 PM   #14175
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He'll never sell it to you. Good try though. Just keep whispering sweet nothings to that Mosin Nugent.
beleive me, I neither collect collectable guns nor want any obscure WWII battle rifles other than shooters. I am not offering to buy it.
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