Re: Iver & Johnson Revolver
when the correct information is given it is easy to identify. iver johnson did not starting marking the calibers on their revolvers until after the war, nor did they mark the model until 1930's. a lot of time you are just guessing when you try to identify by saying what your think is is. but this one all the information is there. the patent dates the serial number found under the left grips every thing i need to tell what it is.
it is a second model large frame 38 S&W caliber safety automatic hammer revolver. serial number T 57178 was manufactured in 1908 (there were approx 50,000 manufactured that year). it was also the last year of production for the second model.
SECOND MODEL SAFETY AUTOMATIC HAMMER REVOLVER
(Black Powder Cartridges)------------1896-1908
LARGE FRAME AND SMALL FRAME VERSIONS USES HAMMER THE HAMMER ACTION: Double top post barrel latch, nickel finish standard, blue optional, hard rubber grip panels with Owls head at top. Hammer the Hammer action, two frame sizes, and three calibers. Standard barrel length: small frame 3 inches, large frame 3 ¼ inches; Calibers: small frame .22 rimfire 7 rounds cylinder capacity, .32 centerfire 5 rounds cylinder capacity, large frame .38 centerfire 5 rounds cylinder capacity; Weight: small frame with 3 inch barrel .22 rimfire 12 ounces, .32 centerfire 12 ¼ ounces, large frame with 3 ¼ inch barrel 17¼ ounces; Frame height: small frame 3 ¼ inches, large frame 3 7/8 inches; Frame length: small frame 4 3/26 inches, large frame 5 inches; Overall length: small frame with 3 inch barrel 6 3/8 inches, large frame with 3 ¼ inch barrel 7 3/8 inches. Only difference between the first and second model is the barrel latch. Main serial number location on left side of grip frame grips must be removed to see. The Second Model features a double top post barrel latch, flat leaf hammer spring and two cross pins in the lower frame.
VALUE: 100%=$275 60%=$135
For revolvers equipped with Bourne Knuckleduster add 100%
thank you for such a good description of your revolver.
Last edited by b.goforth; 10-17-2009 at 02:23 PM..