i just laid my hands on an Iver Johnson .32 cal Long yesterday. i couldnt pass it up as i dont have any revolvers that i actively use and this was my reason for purchasing it. to shoot the gun. however the thought occurred to me that it may not be a good idea to use the gun much if at all because it is quite old and still in very good condition compared to my father's .32 shorts.
Information on the gun:
there are only 3 places where the gun has any identifying marks.
1. on top of the barrel it says "*Iver Johnson's Arms and Cycle Works*"
"*Fitchburg, Mass U. S. A.*"
2. on the bottom of the trigger guard is the serial number. the first letter is worn down and is impossible to read. it says "73829"
3. if you remove the wooden handle the serial number is shown again. the first letter could be H or A i am not sure. it says H or A
it is a double action 6 shooter revolver. it takes .32 longs and has a removable wooden handle with a single screw in the bottom of the handle.
any additional information about this gun would be greatly appreciated. i have several pictures to go with it as well if you would like to see them. but for now ill just post the one so you can see the gun as a whole. let me know if you need any more detailed pictures. thanks guys!