Re: Iver Johnson Model 1900 DA 22 cal
I.J. MODEL 1900----------------------------------------------1900-1941
Does not have Hammer the Hammer action, solid frame, double action, pull pin cylinder release. Nickel finish standard with blue optional, all barrels are octagon shaped. Offered in three frame sizes and four calibers, grip panels are hard rubber with Owls head logo; Barrel length; small frame 2 ¼ inches, medium & large frame 2 ½ inches, other length barrels were offered at extra charge; Calibers: small frame .22 rimfire with 7 rounds cylinder capacity; medium frame .32 rimfire & centerfire with 5 rounds cylinder capacity, large frame .32 centerfire with 6 rounds cylinder capacity, .38 centerfire with 5 rounds cylinder capacity; Weight with standard barrel length: small frame 11 ounces, medium frame 12 ounces, large frame 18 ounces; Height: small frame 3 3/8 inches, medium frame 3 ½ inches, large frame 3 7/8 inches; Frame length: small frame 4 inches, medium frame 4 ¼ inches, large frame 4 7/8 inches; Overall length with standard barrel length: small frame 6 inches, medium frame 6 1/8 inches, large frame 6 ¾ inches. Note: large frame model not introduced until 1903. DOES NOT HAVE HAMMER THE HAMMER ACTION.
VALUE: 100%=$135 60%=$85
this is a different revolver from the top break 'safety automatic revolver' series and were manufactured along side them starting in 1900. the main serial number location is on the left side of the grip frame and is the location where any letter code prefix will be found. with this full number and letter code if any i can give you year of manufacture. the serial on the bottom of the trigger guard is a secondary location and can not be used as trigger guards are interchangable. there were three different serial number series used on the 22 rimfire caliber version of the model 1900.
the markings on the top strap suggest it was manufactured after 1909 so there should be a letter code under the grip on the left side of the frame.
Last edited by b.goforth; 12-05-2008 at 01:04 PM..