I am writing an article about early Ljutic Mono-Guns made in 1964 at the Reno, Nevada shop. Fact: Punkin Flock's husband donated her Ljutic Mono serial #16 to the ATA for their museum. According to an article in the April, 1965 issue of Trap & Field magazine, Punkin took delivery of Mono-Gun serial #18 in
June of 1964. The file cards at the Ljutic shop are lost for the early guns until about serial #23. The earlier records probably perished in the October, 1964 fire that burned the Reno shop down. Serial #21 was the last Mono-Gun built in Reno. Production continued in the relocated shop in Yakima, Washington with serial #22. It is possible that Punkin had two Mono-Guns; #16 AND #18.
I am trying to link #18 to Punkin. Fact: It has a narrow forend for a small hand and has an uncommon reverse Monte Carlo stock. It was recently consigned by a widow in Atlanta, Georgia. Punkin died in Atlanta in the late 1970's.
Mrs. Ljutic knows Punkin had #16, but her recollection is that Punkin did not own #18. Because of the Trap & Field article and the above facts, I believe Punkin did indeed own #18 (I love you, Nadine!). I hope somebody who knew Punkin can help me get a definitive answer, and perhaps has a photo of Punkin with a Ljutic Mono with the features of #18.
Photos of Ljutic Mono-Guns serial #8, #11, #18, #21, and #23 can be viewed on
Facebook's "Ljutic" page, along with rare and unusual guns produced at the factory, and much, much more!
I look forward to any help. ~ Kim Z.