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Iver Johnson 20ga Folding Shotgun

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Macchina, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Macchina

    Macchina Member

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    I fell down a rabbit hole last month looking for an ideal backpacking gun. I went PCC, then an ultralight 22, then a combo 22/.410, then finally landed on the glut of folding shotguns that have been coming out of Turkey the last few years.

    I have an 18.5" barreled H&R 12 gauge that I fired once without hearing protection and never will again. I knew I wanted a 20 gauge with a decent length barrel but the Walmart $99 shotguns are only available in extra long and extra short barrels, plus they have a crossbolt safety on a hammer-fired gun.

    I finally found the Iver Johnson: 24" full choke 20 gauge barrel, Walnut stocked, hammer fired without a safety, sling swivels, and a crude set of sights, $138 from Bud's. Looks perfect on paper.

    The Iver Johnson seems to be the only folding Shotgun currently available that isn't a variant of the Midland Backpack Shotgun. Does anyone have one? Are they any good?

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  2. Deltaboy1984

    Deltaboy1984 Member

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    Looks like those Midlands!
     
  3. Macchina

    Macchina Member

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    There's a few differences that all put together made this a much better Shotgun for my purposes:

    Exposed hammer and no saftey.
    Walnut stocks
    Front sight and rear sight (notch)
     
  4. FLNT4EVR

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    I want one . It's a perfect deep cover deer gun . i'll be calling Buds tomorrow.
     
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