Re: Iver Johnson American Bulldog 1st Type?
thanks for the update on the round barrel 44 caliber models they must be very early i have not encountered any yet or have i seen any of the red eagle grips. i appreciate the pictures. i know you have been studing and collecting these revolver longer than i have.
i do have to take exception to Mr. Layman's dates. my research indicates the first model was manufactured 1882-1886 and were sold by some mail order companies several years after that. the iver johnson "American British Bulldog" as pictured in the 1884 E.C. Meacham catalog is the rare variant but it was maufactured at the same time as the first model american bulldog and most likely had a production run of over 100,000.
i can think of only one iver johnson revolver that was only manufactured for one year only. the i.j. petite manufactured in 1910. even the 'uncle sam' percussion derringer was manufactured for three years and several hundred thousand were produced.
in my opinion $1000 is at least twice what any Bull Dog revolver is worth.