Another Iver Johnson .32 Pistol ?age?

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  1. gunnovice

    gunnovice New Member

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    As crazy as this sounds, I remembered that I too have an old pistol that my dad gave me. After pulling ot out tonight, it too is an Iver Johnson. Below are the specs that Bill asked for based on another IJ he researched today.
    -*Iver Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works*
    -*Fitchburg, Mass. U.S.A.*
    -No apparent markings on barrel side.
    -Butt strap has Pat.June 16,96(?)Aug.25,9? w/ Pats.Pend. below
    -Serial #P83458
    -3" barrel, 5 cylinder, almost positive it is .32 cal, single flat leaf hammer spring, small hammer, black owl-face grips.

    Age is main question, but am curious about value. It is probably in 60% range.
  2. 3/2 STA SS

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    I would say 100-150 at best.
  3. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    safety automatic hammer revolver serial number P 83458 was manufactured in 1906. the caliber is 32 S&W.

    SECOND MODEL SAFETY AUTOMATIC HAMMER REVOLVER
    (Black Powder Cartridges)------------1896-1908
    LARGE FRAME AND SMALL FRAME VERSIONS USES HAMMER THE HAMMER ACTION: Double top post barrel latch, nickel finish standard, blue optional, hard rubber grip panels with Owls head at top. Hammer the Hammer action, two frame sizes, and three calibers. Standard barrel length: small frame 3 inches, large frame 3 ¼ inches; Calibers: small frame .22 rimfire 7 rounds cylinder capacity, .32 centerfire 5 rounds cylinder capacity, large frame .38 centerfire 5 rounds cylinder capacity; Weight: small frame with 3 inch barrel .22 rimfire 12 ounces, .32 centerfire 12 ¼ ounces, large frame with 3 ¼ inch barrel 17¼ ounces; Frame height: small frame 3 ¼ inches, large frame 3 7/8 inches; Frame length: small frame 4 3/26 inches, large frame 5 inches; Overall length: small frame with 3 inch barrel 6 3/8 inches, large frame with 3 ¼ inch barrel 7 3/8 inches. Only difference between the first and second model is the barrel latch. Main serial number location on left side of grip frame grips must be removed to see. The Second Model features a double top post barrel latch, flat leaf hammer spring and two cross pins in the lower frame.
    VALUE: 100%=$275 60%=$135
    For revolvers equipped with Bourne Knuckleduster add 100%
    bill
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2010
  4. gunnovice

    gunnovice New Member

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    Thanks a bunch, Bill. You are the man!
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