Another Iver Johnson Question

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by als, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. als

    als New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Like Doxies2, I seem to have inherited an old Iver Johnson handgun recently.

    It has 5 chambers about the size of a .38 and has black plastic grips. On the top of the barrel is engraved:

    Iver Johnson's Arms & Cycle works Fitzburg Mass, U.S.A
    PATD APR 8, 86 FEB 13, 87 MAY 10, 87, DEC 26, 93 PATS PENDING

    Serial Number: C26633

    This seems to hold a bit of family history, so what I would really like to know is if there is any way to track owner ship back to the original purchaser. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  2. wpage

    wpage Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    1,486
    There is no tracking on those oldie but goodies...
    Congrats on your legacy gun. Can you post a pic for better recognition?
  3. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Messages:
    3,174
    Location:
    houston, tx
    this is a very early second model 38 S&W caliber safety automatic hammer revolver manufactured in 1896.

    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
  4. als

    als New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    wpage and b.goforth, Thank you very much for your replies. It is comforting to know this fits in with the old family stories.

    Thank you both so much for your time.

    Alan.
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Another Iver Johnson date request Jan 21, 2014
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Another Iver Johnson Question Dec 13, 2013
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Another Iver Johnson Question Aug 25, 2013
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Another Iver Johnson. Info needed Jul 31, 2013
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Another Iver Johnson - Did I figure this one out right? Jul 7, 2013

Share This Page