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Old November 25, 2006, 12:05 PM   #1
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Hercules shotgun?

Just picked up a .410 cal Hercules shotgun, made for Montgomery Ward & Co.
How can I tell the chamber length? 2 1/2, 2/3/4 or 3 inch?
It does shot 2 1/2 inch AA.

It's a single shot, break-open. On the barrel it has "seleceted forge steel" and no serial numbers at all and measure 26-inches.

Took it down to the "white" and will be rebluing soon and plan to use it for quail.
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Old December 20, 2006, 06:28 PM   #2
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After much reseacrh, it appears this shotgun was manufactured by Iver Johnson. It's called "Champion".
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Old December 21, 2006, 09:50 PM   #3
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Hercules

Iver Johnson Champion was/is my first shotgun as a boy 45 years ago, will shoot 3 in.
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