Iver Johnson Pistol Age

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  1. Jon C

    Jon C New Member

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    I have a Iver Johnson Model 1900 (stamped on top), S/N 19766 under grip left side & on trigger housing, 22 caliber, barrel 1.75"
    Any idea of its age? It is in good condition. Is it safe to fire?
    Jon C
  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    model 1900 22 rimfire caliber serial number 19766 (no letter code on left side of frame was manufactured about 1904. this is before iver johnson made the switch to somkeless powder. any model 1900 with out a letter code prefix found on the left side of the grip frame should be considered for black powder ammo only.

    I.J. MODEL 1900------------------------------------------1900-1941
    Does not have Hammer the Hammer action, solid frame, double action, pull pin cylinder release. Nickel finish standard with blue optional, all barrels are octagon shaped. Offered in three frame sizes and four calibers, grip panels are hard rubber with Owls head logo; Barrel length; small frame 2 ¼ inches, medium & large frame 2 ½ inches, other length barrels were offered at extra charge; Calibers: small frame .22 rimfire with 7 rounds cylinder capacity; medium frame .32 rimfire & centerfire with 5 rounds cylinder capacity, large frame .32 centerfire with 6 rounds cylinder capacity, .38 centerfire with 5 rounds cylinder capacity; Weight with standard barrel length: small frame 11 ounces, medium frame 12 ounces, large frame 18 ounces; Height: small frame 3 3/8 inches, medium frame 3 ½ inches, large frame 3 7/8 inches; Frame length: small frame 4 inches, medium frame 4 ¼ inches, large frame 4 7/8 inches; Overall length with standard barrel length: small frame 6 inches, medium frame 6 1/8 inches, large frame 6 ¾ inches. Note: large frame model not introduced until 1903. DOES NOT HAVE HAMMER THE HAMMER ACTION.
    VALUE: 100%=$135 60%=$85

    bill
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