Re: Iver Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works
there were two models, the "22 supershot" and the "22 sealed eight supershot". the 22 super shot was offered in 7 and 9 shots and the 22 sealed eight supershot was offered only as an 8 shot.
22 supershot serial number K 6780 (the lletter code found under the grips on the left side of the grip frame) manufactured in 1930, 4,300 manufactured. 22 sealed eight supershot serial number L 6780 manufactured in 1933, 4,500 manufactured.
only the 22 sealed eight supershot was put back in production after the war.
22 SUPERSHOT AUTOMATIC (LARGE FRAME)-----------1928-1941
Features HAMMER the HAMMER ACTION, MODEL 70 (chambered for 7 rounds), MODEL 90 (chambered for 9 rounds); Built on the Safety Automatic Hammer Third Model large frame. Blue finish, 6 inch barrel length, one piece checkered wood grips; .22 rimfire caliber; most specifications same as Safety Automatic Hammer revolver large frame; Weight 24 ounces; Overall length 10 ¾ inches. Barrel marked on left side “22 SUPERSHOT”. Main serial number location on left side of grip frame grips must be removed to see.
VALUE: 100%=$250 60%=$125
22 SUPERSHOT SEALED EIGHT FIRST MODEL (LARGE FRAME) ---1932-1941
Features HAMMER THE HAMMER ACTION. This revolver also features a cylinder with recessed chambers that fully enclose the cartridge case head. Large frame top break marked on left side of barrel “22 SUPERSHOT SEALED EIGHT”. Finish: blue only; Barrel length 6 inches: Oversize checkered wood grips; Caliber .22 rimfire with 8 rounds cylinder capacity; Weight 24 ounces. Height with out grips 3 7/8 inches; Frame length 5 inches; Overall length 10 ¾ inches. The 1938 catalog gives this model as well as others Model numbers: Model 88 fixed sights, Model 833 adjustable rear sight, Model 834 adjustable rear sight and adjustable finger rest. . Main serial number location on left side of grip frame grips must be removed to see. First Models will have serial numbers below L26601
VALUE: 100%=$275 60%=$150