Iver Johnson Snake Skin Finishes

Iver Johnson snake 1911

Iver Johnson is offering several of their shotguns and 1911 pistols in snake skin finishes.  The finishes are called copperhead and water moccasin, and are presumably based on the snakes of the same names.

As shown in the photos, these models are available as “in stock” items.  However, the finishes can be applied to any of the Iver Johnson guns with a 60 day wait.

Iver Johnson shotgun

The Copperhead 1911A1 is a .45 ACP pistol with 5″ barrel and 8-round magazine.  The grips are black Dymondwood with a snake skin texture.  The Water Moccasin 1911A1 is essentially the same, but with the different hydrographic printing and with synthetic white pearlized grips.

Both shotguns are the company’s PAS12 scatterguns that are chambered in 12 gauge with an 18″ barrel, four round magazine, a 3″ chamber and a blade front sight.

Iver Johnson snake 1911

Iver Johnson shotgun

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • Bryan .

    So are these just hydro dipped guns?

    • Andrias

      with a 60 day wait o.0

    • noob

      If it is a durable hydrodip, we have only just begun to explore the crazy stuff we could print on guns. Or any other small metal tool. The snakeskin snap-on toolkit for anyone?

  • Esh325

    Kind of ridiculous, but I guess it has some legitimate camo purpose?

    • noob

      A snakeskin pattern hunting outfit might be halfway practical in the right terrain and there would be no doubt that your hat belongs to you

  • Nicks87

    Nice, now when you have a mid-life-crisis you can match your 1911 to those cowboy boots you bought. All you need now is the matching finish for your harley and you will be good to go. 🙂

  • f_galton

    I want to get that on my nuts.

  • dan citizen

    I really miss the days when TFB had stories and neat history bits. Now it’s seeming more and more like a catalog for guns I can’t afford, with wait times I can’t believe, firing ammo I can’t find.

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  • Jacob Kenworthy

    I didn’t know Iver Johnson was still in business. I can’t find a website. Does anyone know their URL?

  • Shame

    How many dollars pay Iver to display on this site the worst 1911 on the market ??? First Zombie, second snake, ……. Every day this blog go down, was a really nice blog, today only a payment catalog.