Iver Johnson hammerless revolver help

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by BnSC, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. BnSC

    BnSC New Member

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    I am new to your site.. I found it while trying to research information on an Iver Johnson hammerless revolver. I found enough info on this site to know to remove the grips.
    I found the number to B82***. I know the prefix letter is very important in this. Any help would be appreciated!
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    hrf Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum. The B prefix was used only on the small frame .32 hammerless, but two different periods and models:

    If it has a flat mainspring, it's a second model made 1902.

    If a coil mainspring, a third model made 1914.
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    If you are referring the spring that is under the grips, it is a flat leaf spring style spring...
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    Then it's the second model, and should not be used with modern smokeless powder ammo.
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    Thank you for your help!
    So what 32 cartridge is it exactly?
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    .32 S&W, black powder.
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