Iver-Johnson Model 844

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  1. whisperdune

    whisperdune New Member

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    Seeking information on 22 cal top break 8 shot revolver with SN A5064 on bottom of trigger guard. Like to clarify approx date of mfg, appropriate type and estimated value. Guess 70% condition.
  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    the model 844 is actually the 22 supershot third model. serial number A5099 was manufactured after 1956.

    22 SUPERSHOT THIRD MODEL
    (AKA MODEL 844)----------------------------------------------1955-1957
    Features the HAMMER THE HAMMER ACTION. Known as the Model 844 the third model 22 Supershot is the last of a line of top break revolvers that can trace it ancestry to 1894 when the Safety Automatic revolver First Model was introduced. The only difference that can be seen between the third model and late production second models is the cylinder, which is unfluted on the third model. Only offered with a blue finish and large oversized checkered wood grips. The barrel is flat sided round, round on the bottom with a full length rib. Caliber 22 rimfire with 8 rounds cylinder capacity; Cylinder has recessed chambers and flash control front rim; Barrel length: 4 ½ inches and 6 inches; Sights are fully adjustable; Weight: with 4 ½ inch barrel 24 ounces with 6 inch barrel 27 ounces; Frame height 3 7/8 inches; Frame length 5 inches; overall length: with 4 ½ inch barrel 9 ¼ inches, with 6 inch barrel 10 ¾ inches. Main serial number location on left side of grip frame grips must be removed to see. This model will be marked MODEL 844.
    VALUE: 100%=$300 60%=$175

    bill
  3. whisperdune

    whisperdune New Member

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    Thank you so much for your prompt response.

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