Re: Iver Johnson Revolver Questions
I'm a brand new participant, just stumbled into this forum. I'm researching an IJ revolver we inherited from a deceased cousin.
It looks almost exactly like the pearl-handled piece in your pictures, exc. the grips are black bakelite and the trigger does not have the additional fixture, which I presume is a hair-trigger release?
The only serial number is on the trigger guard (which is blue instead of nickel) and reads "54695" - no letters or prefix. The buttstrap reads "Pat. Aug. 26, 96" but the last 6 is indistinct and may be wrong. Under that it says "Pats. pending." The topstrap reads "Iver Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works"
-----Fitchburg, Mass. ----------
It is the 5-shot hammerless, of course, chambered for .38 S&W.
It seems to be in good working order, but of course I have not tried to fire it, and after reading this thread, glad of that.
Any information appreciated. I'd like to trade this and some other items (replicas and black powder accessories) for a piece I really want.