Help identify Ivers Johnson

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by buckshot73, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. buckshot73

    buckshot73 New Member

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    I have an old IJ, .32 cal, 5 shot, hammerless revolver.. Serial U16278 found under hand grips. "PAT. JUNE 16,96 AUG 25,9? PAT'S PENDING" on grip butt. "IVER JOHNSON'S ARMS & CYCLE WORKS FITCHBURG, MASS. U.S.A" on barrel rib. Just looking for more info. Anything would be helpful. Thanks.
  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    It is the Small Frame Safety Hammerless, Second Model. sixth variation, made in 1907, the cartridge is called the .32 S&W.

    IJ revolvers made before 1909 are not recommended for use with smokeless powder cartridges.

    Jim
  3. buckshot73

    buckshot73 New Member

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    Thanks for the info, Jim. I don't plan on shooting it as the timing is off, among other things. Just an interesting piece.
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