1. Get Gear'd Up! Enter to WIN $1000 in gear!

    Please Click Here for full details and to enter. You will need to be registered and logged in to view the details and to participate.

    Thanks and good luck to everyone

Information about an iver johnson's 38 s&w model

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by chicho, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. chicho

    chicho New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Messages:
    1
    Hi... im posting all the way from mexico and i am very interested in some questions about this gun that ended up in my hands...
    I can tell that Mr. B.Goforth knows about the subject... my handgun is a Iver Johnson's 5 shot .38 cal plated top braker... the serial number i can get is M 16537...

    Hope you can tell me the model and the year of manufacturing it seems in a very very good shape... I also want to know if i can use it

    thak you
  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Messages:
    3,174
    Location:
    houston, tx
    this revolver is a large frame second model 'safety automatic hammer revolver'. the second models were manufactured between 1896 and 1908. this revolver serial number M16537 was manufactured in 1904.

    all second model safety automatic revolvers were manufactured for black powder cartridge pressures and are not considered safe with modern smokeless powder ammo.

    the second model safety automatic revolvers were the most popular of all the three models, first model 1894-1896, second model 1896-1908 and third model 1909-1941. they were in production for 14 years but accounted for about 60% of all safety automatic revolvers manufactured between 1894 and 1941.

    bill
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
Technical Questions & Information Iver Johnson Information Jul 15, 2013
Technical Questions & Information Iver Johnson 32 CAL Need Information Feb 21, 2010
Technical Questions & Information Iver Johnson 410 information Nov 3, 2008
Technical Questions & Information Seeking Iver Johnson Information Apr 17, 2008
Technical Questions & Information I'm a green rookie asking for any information on disassembling/cleaning a shot gun. Sep 14, 2014

Share This Page