Iver Johnson 32 CAL Need Information

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  1. moorej

    moorej New Member

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    Just got a Iver Johnson Arms 32 Cal and need some info on it believe SN: is B4707 hammerless

    thanks
    Joe
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    b.goforth New Member

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    the B letter code was used on the 32 S&W hammerlless several times, 1896-1902 and 1909-1918. what are the markings on the top of the barrel, left side of barrel and the bottom of the butt.
    bill
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    Top of barrell ha Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works
    plus has Dated Apr 86 - Feb 15 87 May 10 87Dec 20 93 PAT's Pending

    botton of butt has B4707
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    Left up from the left side, takes five rounds and was told by the seller that it was a 32 CAL been reading all the post and now dont know.

    Also got a Hopkins & Allen MFG Co told it was a 32 takes 5 round and load from the right side, barrell is 2 in has PATMarch 20 1871 also on top of cylinder has Ranger NO 2 would appreciate any information on this one also

    thanks for the help
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    the iver johnson is a small frame first model safety automatic hamerless. serial number B4707 was manufactured in 1896. the caliber is 32 S&W.

    FIRST MODEL SAFETY AUTOMATIC HAMMERLESS REVOLVER
    (Black Powder Cartridges)--------------------1895-1896
    LARGE FRAME AND SMALL FRAME VERSIONS USES HAMMER THE HAMMER ACTION: Single Top Post Barrel latch, finish, grip panels same as hammer model. Two frame sizes three calibers. Calibers: small frame .22 rimfire with 7 rounds cylinder capacity, .32 centerfire with 5 rounds cylinder capacity, large frame .38 centerfire with 5 rounds cylinder capacity; Standard barrel length same as hammer model; Weight: small frame with 3 inch barrel .22 rimfire 12 ½ ounces, .32 centerfire 13 ½ ounces, large frame with 3 ¼ inch barrel 17 ¾ ounces: Height: small frame 3 ¾ inches, large frame 3 7/8 inches: Frame length: small frame 4 3/16 inches, large frame 5 inches; Overall length: small frame 3 inch barrel 6 3/8 inches, large frame with 3 ¼ inch barrel 7 3/8 inches. Main serial number location on left side of grip frame grips must be removed to see. The First Model features a single top post barrel latch (release lever mounted on left side of top strap) and flat leaf hammer spring.
    VALUE: 100%=$300 60%=$155

    the Hopkins & Allen Ranger no.2 should be a 32 rimfire and was made between 1871 and 1899. sorry but that is the best i can do on this one.

    bill
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2010
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