- This would be the actual number of the KSG as it was produced. A low serial number, a first generation in this case. That’s how you figure out what the code on your gun means. I hope this is helpful. Mark Shean, CEO, Solutions De Innovation LLC, shotgunswitch.com for the KSG. My new # GUN SENSE book, Rated #1 at AMAZON in the Shooting section.
- Guns with the name EXCEL were made for and sold by the Montgomery Ward Company. The name was used also on guns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company. I have no information on serial number-year made tables for either maker but if it was made by Stevens it would been after 1915 and before 1940.
- The lowest number serial numbers seen to date have at least four digits. CA-1234 - The serial number prefixed by the letters 'CA' began around 1947 or 1948. These serial numbers have all been found a small red tag with both the Crescent and Rockwell names. This style of serial number was used until at least 1949.
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If you own a KSG shotgun you know that there is a series of numbers and letters instead of a conventional serial number on it, you may be curious as to the actual number of your gun, I was so I did a bit of research to figure out my guns number.
Here is what I found.
Iver Johnson's most successful years in producing hundreds of thousands of inexpensive revolvers, shotguns, bicycles, etc. Were long before the federal requirements for consistent serial numbers (Gun Control Act of 1968) so serial numbers were for.
The letters mean a number; A=10, B=11, C=12, D=13, E=14, F=15, G=16, H=17, J=18, K=19, L=20, M=21, N=22, P=23, Q=24, R=25, S=26, T=27, U=28, V=29, W=30, X=31, Y=32, Z=33
You may have noticed that ‘I’ and ‘O’ were not used probably because they can easily be confused for other characters.
You set up the formula below to look exactly as I have put it in red, for every code.
X 3400 =
100 X =
10 X =
Example; Lets say that the code on your KSG looks like this; X2Z28, you disregard the first letter X and put the number 2 in the top column and multiple by 2 in this example, it comes to 6800. You take the next letter, in this case a Z, if you look at the alphabet above the letter Z = 33, put 33 in the second column and multiply by 100. Now take the next number, the 2 again, and put it in the third column and multiply by 10. Now take the last number 8 and put it in the last column and multiply by 1 every time. Add all the numbers and it comes out to 10,128 in this example.
2 X 3400 = 6800
100 X 33 = 3300
10 X 2 = 20
8 X 1 = 8
Total = 10,128
This would be the actual number of the KSG as it was produced. A low serial number, a first generation in this case. That’s how you figure out what the code on your gun means.
I hope this is helpful. Mark Shean, CEO, Solutions De Innovation LLC, shotgunswitch.com for the KSG.
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