The floorplate reads: "To 'THE YANKEE CLIPPER' Joe DiMaggio From Capt. Jos. Cocozza Essex County Prosecutors Office Newark, NJ June 30, 1941." June 30, 1941 was the day after DiMaggio's record setting base hit. The gun was made for duck hunting, with 30-inch barrels, and a tight (.029) choke in one barrel and a tighter (.032) choke in the other. It was used for duck hunting, too, and the stock was damaged when a blind caught fire. The old stock was replaced in 2007 by the gun's current owner.