Re: Iver Johnson Trailsman 66S
the trailsman model 66S snub was manufactured between 1958 and 1978. the centerfire calibers of 32 S&W and 38 S&W were introduced in 1962 but phased out when the viking model 67S was introduced in 1964. the difference between the model 66 trailsman and the model 67 viking is the model 67 has the "hammer the hammer" action and the model 66 does not, it has a firing pin mounted on a rebounding hammer.
your model 66S trailsman snub was manufactured between 1962 and 1965. the serial number information on this model has been hard to come by. most of the factory information was lost during three moves and and several bankrupties. the information the ATF has is not considered public information and they want a hefty price to release it.
not sure where you got your information on the name of the company but here are the official names used.
1871-1883 johnson & bye gunsmith
1883-1894 iver johnson's arms co.
1894-1978 iver johnson's arms & cycle works
1978-1989 iver johnson arms
1989-1993 iver johnson by amac
most of iver johnson's revolvers simply marked iver johnson during the 1960's and 1970's.
Last edited by b.goforth; 03-05-2008 at 02:42 PM..