iver johnson model 1900

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by ear6, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. ear6

    ear6 New Member

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    hi
    i have just inherited a small .22 pistol. at first i thought it was a big brother of a H&R young america. after some searching i have the following info

    hammer action
    solid frame
    pull pin cylinder release
    nickel finish
    octagonal barrel
    top strap has double action fitchburg mass usa model 1900 on it
    serial no under trigger guard 10748
    serial no under grip A10748
    black plastic grip with owl face at top
    7 shot .22 lr
    flat hammer spring
    can anyone tell me
    1. the year of manufacture
    2. how many were made that year
    3. can it shoot modern .22lr ammo
    4. was it made to shoot black powder rimfire
    5. any other information anyone may know about this pistol
    thanks evan
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

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    Gday Evan , welcome to the forum !

    i'm no IJ expert but off the top of my head

    Small frame 7 shot 22 rimfire caliber with prefix =D (1909-1917) and A (1918-1941/1942)

    so by my reckoning its safe to fire using standard velocity .22 LR and being post 1918
    NOT a black powder gun

    as for date of manufacture i cant help but i reckon by morning our time you'll know that too from the real experts here

    (i'll guess pre 1920 )

    Nice to see more Aussies jumping onboard

    cheers and again Welcome !!

    added a pic , is this your critter ??

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    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  3. ear6

    ear6 New Member

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    hi jack
    thanks for the welcome and reply
    yes that's the one only mine has some nickel still left on it
    regards evan
  4. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

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    Small frame 22 with A prefix and serial number A10748, made in 1918. 2,500 made that year, a total of 237,700 made over the manufacturing lifetime.
  5. ear6

    ear6 New Member

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    hi rjay
    thank you for the information
    regards evan
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