Iver Johnson 32 caliber

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  1. tomcat

    tomcat New Member

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    I have an Iver Johnson 32 caliber, 5 sht, top break, double post, safety on trigger, owl on grips looking out barrel,and cylinder unscrews.mOn top of barrell states Iver Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works, Fitchburg, Mass. U.S.A. On butt of handle (grips)Pat. June 16 96, Aug 25 96 (? year date).Pat's Pending. On bottom of trigger guard 8 1519. Would like to know when produced, if current ammunition can be used and an approximate value. Gun is in very good shape. Your comments would be appreciated from a first time user.
    tomcat
  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    this is most likely a second model safety automatic hammerless revolver manufactured in either 1906 or 1907 (most likely 1906).

    SECOND MODEL SAFETY AUTOMATIC HAMMERLESS REVOLVER
    (Black Powder Cartridges)------------- -–1896-1908
    LARGE FRAME AND SMALL FRAME VERSIONS USES HAMMER THE HAMMER ACTION: Double top post barrel latch, Hammer the Hammer action, nickel finish with blue optional, two frame sizes and three calibers. Hard rubber grip panels with Owls head at top. Calibers: small frame .22 rimfire with 7 rounds cylinder capacity, .32 centerfire with 5 rounds cylinder capacity; Standard barrel length: small frame 3 inches, large frame 3 ¼ inches; 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 all length: small frame with 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 Second Model features a double top post barrel latch, flat leaf hammer spring and two cross pins in the lower frame.
    VALUE: 100%=$285 60%=$150
    For revolvers equipped with Bourne Knuckleduster add 100%
    bill
  3. tomcat

    tomcat New Member

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    I failed to indicate my 32 caliber (Iver Johnson) as previously logged was hammerless. Appreciate your response but want to know if modern ammo can be used.
    Thanks again.
    Tomcat
  4. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    as stated above NO smokeless ammo should not be used in this revolver.
    bill
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