American bulldog 32cal.pistol

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  1. patton60

    patton60 New Member

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    OLD 32cal.bulldog with eagle grips any idea on the year thanks.

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  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    there are no known factory serial number records for the american bulldog. dating of these revolvers can only be done by era of manufacture.
    first model 1882-1886 (name marked on top strap)
    second model 1887-1899 ( name marked on top of barrel)

    manufactured by iver johnson's arms & cycle works for black powder cartridge pressure and are not safe with modern ammo.

    AMERICAN BULL DOG FIRST MODEL--------------------------1882-1884
    AKA: LION DOUBLE ACTION; OLD HICKORY DOUBLE ACTION
    Sold under the Brand names Lion, Old Hickory, Navy Favorite and Ajax Army also. Offered in four frame sizes and six calibers. Saw handle shaped grip frame and Eagle design on the hard rubber grip panels. All are Nickel finished. Calibers: small frame .22 rimfire, medium frame .32 rimfire & centerfire, large frame .38 rimfire & centerfire, extra large frame .44 Webley & .44 Bulldog; Barrel length and shape: small, medium & large frame 2 ½ inches round, extra large frame 2 7/16 inches octagon, 6 inch barrel length in extra large frame part octagon & part round; Weight: small frame 9 5/8 ounces, medium frame 11 ½ ounces. large frame 19 5/8 ounces. ex. Large frame 19 7/8 ounces; Cylinder capacity: small frame 7, medium, large & extra large frame 5; Height: small frame 3 ¾ inches, medium frame 3 ¾ inches, large frame 4 5/16 inches, extra large frame 4 7/8 inches: Frame length: small frame 4 1/8 inches, medium frame 4 ½ inches, large frame 4 7/8 inches, ex. Large frame 4 7/8 inches; Overall length: small frame 5 5/8 inches, medium frame 6 1/8 inches, large frame 6 ¾ inches, extra large frame 6 ¾ inches; Extra large frame with 6 inch barrel: weight 19 7/8 ounces, overall length 10 13/16 inches. MODEL NAME MARKED ON TOP STRAP
    VALUE: Medium & large frame 32 & 38 calibers-100%=$400 60%=$175
    Small frame 22 rimfire caliber Extra large frame 44 caliber 25 % premium over Medium and large frame models

    AMERICAN BULL DOG SECOND MODEL---------------------1885-1899
    AKA; NAVY FAVORITE DOUBLE ACTION; AJAX ARMY DOUBLE ACTION
    Sold under the same Brand names as the First model, square butt with more rounded grip frame, hard rubber grip panels with dogs head design. Four frame sizes. Caliber: small frame .22 rimfire, medium frame .32 rimfire & centerfire, large frame .38 rimfire & centerfire, ex. Large frame .44 Webley & .44 Bulldog; Barrel length and shape: small frame 2 ¼ inches octagon, medium 2 ½ inches octagon, large & extra large frame 2 7/16 inches octagon; Weight: small frame 9 5/8 ounces, medium frame 11 ½ inches, large frame 16 3/8 ounces, extra large frame 19 5/8 ounces, Cylinder capacity: small frame 7, medium, large and extra large frame 5; Height: small frame 3 ¾ inches, medium frame 3 ¾ inches, large frame 4 1/16 inches, extra large 4 3/8 inches; Frame length: small frame 4 1/8 inches, medium 4 ½, large & extra large frames 4 7/8 inches; Overall length: small frame 5 5/8 inches, medium frame 6 1/8 inches, large & extra large frames 6 ¾ inches; Longer barrel lengths available on medium, large and extra large frames. Frame sizes for the second model are the same as the first model. MODEL NAME WILL BE MARKED ON TOP OF BARREL
    VALUE: Medium & large frame 32 & 38 calibers-100%=$350 60%=$135
    Small frame 22 rimfire caliber Extra large frame 44 caliber 25 % premium over Medium and large frame models

    bill
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2008
  3. patton60

    patton60 New Member

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    thanks for the info
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