"Battle of Athens" Unique Mossberg



Own a piece of JPFO history!

Up for bid: Aaron Zelman's own Battle of Athens commemorative shotgun.
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Available from our special auction page. (Bidding info)

This one-of-a-kind commemorative shotgun proudly hung in JPFO headquarters for many years. We are now putting it up for auction to raise funds for future projects.

Description: Mossberg Model #500A 12-gage pump action shotgun with 18-1/2" cylinder bore barrel. Accepts 2-3/4" and 3" shells. The stock is engraved with the words:


The receiver is engraved with the old-style JPFO logo and the words JEWS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF FIREARMS OWNERSHIP. See photos for detail. An FFL Dealer has appraised this shotgun at 95% of new condition. We are offering it "as is", with no sling, gun case, or original box.

BONUS: The winner of this auction will also receive Aaron's own personal copy of the now out-of-print hardbound book on the Battle of Athens, autographed by author C. Stephen Byrum and dated 9/26/1994

Bidding: Bidding begins at $500 and will close August 12, 2014 at noon EDT. This is a no-reserve auction. Whoever holds the high bid as of the end of the auction will be the winner, prior to which the checkout should be ignored. Bids must be in increments of $10 or more. Visit the auction page

Payment: Payment is due in full within 3 business days after being notified that you are the winning bidder. Gun will ship within 3 business days after receipt of payment, FFL info and all shipping info. If payment is not received by the due date, the firearm and book may be offered to the next highest bidder.


1. This auction is open to any legal U.S. resident over the age of 18 (or the minimum legal age for purchasing a firearm in the bidder's state) who is not prohibited from receiving or owning this firearm.
2. The firearm will be shipped from an FFL in Wisconsin to an FFL in the winning bidder's state. The winning bidder is responsible for arranging the services of a local FFL of his/her choice and will be solely responsible for any fees charged by that FFL. JPFO does not participate in the monetary transactions between receiving FFL and the winning bidder, including any fees for processing or licensing.
3. JPFO will pay for shipping and fees from the originating Wisconsin FFL.
4. Winning bidder agrees to observe all federal, state, and local laws regarding receiving and owning this firearm.
5. The winning bidder is responsible for any required taxes. If the winning bidder is a resident of Wisconsin, a 5.6% sales tax will be added to the price.
6. By bidding, you acknowledge that you are not legally prohibited from owning or taking possession of firearms.
7. The winning bidder releases JPFO from any liability resulting from the use or misuse of the auction item.
8. JPFO is not responsible for damage or loss caused by errors in the system or by interruption of Internet traffic.


Bidding help: When a bid is entered ($10 increments) you will be taken to a page where account set-up and information is required for your first bid. We are linked through to PayPal for convenience, where of course all major cards can be processed.
We are using a 3rd party site for the first time for this auction and hopefully have things set up to function suitably. If anyone has problems please email us at jpfo@jpfo.org. We hope you will enter the bidding.


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