Re: Iver Johnson American Bulldog 1st Type?
Thank you so much for such a detailed reply. The comment on the eagle grip was prompted by the George Layman book on the British Bulldog. In there he states that the red and black hard rubber eagle grip was "a trade mark of the 1st Model Iver Johnson American Bulldog" this is what confused me. He also states that the 1st Model "is by far the rarest, as it was made for but a single year (1883-1884)".
I wonder if these statements are correct. Is this 1st Model a rarity? I have seen one for sale for close to $1,000, is this a record in itself?