Re: IJ Boston Bulldog Questions??
just thought i would add a little bit about the boston bull dog handguns. they were advertized as a lightwieght version of the american bull dog revolvers. in actual production they are the same except for the medium frame 32 S&W caliber. it is a new frame altogether smaller than the 32 and larger than the 22 american bull dog frame.
the first reference i have for the boston bull dog revolver is an 1896 iver johnson's arms & cycle works catalog (the first issued). i am sure they in production before that time. in my book i use the date of 1887 but after more research i believe it was after 1890 mostly likely in the 1892/1893 era.
at the upcoming spring houston gun collectors show (may 22 & 23, 2010) i will have a display of american & boston bull dog revolvers. there will be all four sizes and both models of the american bull dog and three sizes of the boston bull dog models. this will be the first time i have shown some of these revolvers. anybody in the the houston area that weekend should visit the show. not only for my display but the other displays by member that will be there, plus it is still the largest show in Texas.
Last edited by b.goforth; 05-03-2010 at 11:28 AM..