I recently acquired an Iver Johnson 5 shot, top break, .32 S&W revolver, it says HIJO QUICKBREAK on it, it is nickel, only numbers on it are R 170, can anybody tell me about it, its age, value ,etc ? thanks
the HIJO QUIK-BREAK was a brand name used on the model 66S trailsman snub in the 1960's. it was sold by several mail order companies during 1960 through 1962. this model is covered on page 92 of my iver johnson book. there is also a copy of an ad from a february 1961 american rifleman magazine for the charles daly company featuring the Hijo Quik-Break. these were also the only model 66S that were offered with the nickel finish as standard.
Iver Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works 1871-1993
H&R Arms Company 1871-1986 (due spring 2010)
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