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Iver Johnson 57A TARGET .22 Revolver 8 Shot

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Ptjoe53, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Ptjoe53

    Ptjoe53 New Member

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    Would appreciate any info anyone might have on this gun. Mainly will it fire todays 22 lr ammunition. Thanks for all help
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    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

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    The 57A was made from 1961-1975, it differed from the 57 as the A designated the new loading gate.

    I would only use Standard Velocity ammo in it.
    Absolutely NO HYPER-Velo stuff. (no Stingers, no yellowjackets)

    You MIGHT be able to get away with High-velo...but you'll probably find it will respond a lot better to the subsonic
    Standard target rounds.
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    Ptjoe53 New Member

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    Thank you very much. appreciate the info. Just acquired this gun and I am also looking for a rear site blade for it. Gun is in great shape except for that. Thanks again
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