Re: Iver Johnson Revolver Age and Info
The term suicide special generally refers to even older and cheaper guns, usually single action rimfire revolvers from the 1870's and 1880's. Your gun is a bit later than that, and Iver Johnson was a sound, reputable manufacturer, if not in the same class as Colt or S&W. Now that I think of it, they were probably in the same class Mossberg is today - a maker of decent but inexpensive guns.
Guns are a very interesting field of study. They are simple enough to be fairly readily understandable, but complex enough for endless variation. And unlike film cameras or mechanical watches, they are not yet obsolete. (If you had a film camera as old as that Iver Johnson, I don't think you would ever find film for it.)
Thanks for posting and good luck!
Last edited by Lanrezac; 06-14-2012 at 06:42 PM..