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Iver Johnson .22

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Klaus, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

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    I just got a like-new Iver Johnson US Carbine. I think it was made in the early 80s. It says it was made in West Germany, so I think it is probably from Erma. Anyone know about this rifle? It has a beautiful stock, looks like mahogany. The machining is very nice, too.


     
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  2. DANA

    DANA G&G Newbie

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    BLUE BOOK

    TWENTY THIRD EDITION
    .22 CAL US CARBINE IVER JOHNSON 22LR OR 22MAG 18 1/2 IN BARREL, EXCEPT FOR MAG 19.3 IN 5LBS 15 SHOT MAG SLING SWIVELS MFG IN GERMANY ERMA 1985-1986 REINTRODUCED 1988 ONLY 100%$150 98% $120 95% $110 90% $100 80% $90 70% $85 60% $80 FOR WHAT IT IS WORTH. ANOTHER OF ERMAS 22 CREATIONS SOMETINES NOT ALWAYS THE BEST OF MATERIALS OR OPERATION. I.E. 22 STOGER LUGER.

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  3. Jay

    Jay Old man, No tact... Staff Member Forum Contributor

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  4. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

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    The Blue book is incorrect, in lumping the .22 LR and .22WMR together. The rifles are quite different. The .22 LR is a blowback. The .22 WMR is actually gas operated! I have the manuals (4 pages) for both, most parts are not interchangeable.
     
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  5. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

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    Congrats, Klaus. I had one once, and regretted getting rid of it. Mine had a weak spring, but I was able to insert some washers and increase the tension for reliable function. Magazines are available from a vendor in Shotgun news, but they ain't cheap!
    It's a neat little plinker, about as accurate as any .22 carbine. Mine did not like Winchester ammo, though. Too flat a tip to feed. It did well with Federal and Reminton. If you scope it, mount the scope a bit high, otherwise the ejected brass may bounce down into the action and cause jams.
    I have seen a couple here in gunshow, but they ask $250! I paid $150 for mine, and thought it a bit high. I'll get another if I can find one reasonably priced. Heck, I can get a .30 Carbine for $250-300. Have fun!
     
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  6. Carbine Lover

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    Need parts for Iver Johnson 22LR Carbine

    I have had an Iver Johnson 22 LR carbine for some time and have recently decided to repair it and refinish the stock. I need the slide bolt, recoil spring, and rod plus the upper part of the stock. Can any one help me to locate these parts or tell me where I can get what I need. It would be very helpful if I can also locate a manual on it. Mine was also made in West Germany. I would appreciate anyone's assistance
     
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  7. lefty o

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    you realize you dug up a 4 yr old post?! for parts i'd give numerich a try. they usually have lots of old junk.
     
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  8. Carbine Lover

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    Didn't bother to notice how old the previous post was. As far as the parts I need do you consider my carbine ...JUNK?:target: Just exactly who are you referring to when you mentioned as to where to look as they had a lot of junk!
     
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  9. lefty o

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    easy, you can find the parts on your own!
     
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  10. menlo

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    Carbine Lover,
    Parts for this gun are hard to come by, especially the ones you are looking for. I too have one of these little gems and have been looking for a complete rear sight assembly. If you decide to give up your search and are willing to sell parts off your gun please let me know. Otherwise good luck and I will let you know if I find what you are looking for.
     
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