Iver Johnson safety Hammer 32 S&M

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  1. tbotts1959

    tbotts1959 New Member

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    I have just aquired a IJ safety hammer revolver. The serial number is F59189, located under the left grip mid left frame. When was this manufactured and does it have any collector value? Thanks in advance Terry

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  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    the letter code F was used on the second model in 1899 and then again in 1902 & 1903. from the pictures your posted it appears the there are no patent date on the top of the barrel (1899) the patent dates were modeld to the left side of the barrel and then to the bottom of the butt starting in 1900. so i am guess serial number F 59189 was made in 1903.

    SECOND MODEL SAFETY AUTOMATIC HAMMERLESS REVOLVER
    (Black Powder Cartridges)------------- -–1896-1908
    LARGE FRAME AND SMALL FRAME VERSIONS USES HAMMER THE HAMMER ACTION: Double top post barrel latch, Hammer the Hammer action, nickel finish with blue optional, two frame sizes and three calibers. Hard rubber grip panels with Owls head at top. Calibers: small frame .22 rimfire with 7 rounds cylinder capacity, .32 centerfire with 5 rounds cylinder capacity; Standard barrel length: small frame 3 inches, large frame 3 ¼ inches; Weight: small frame with 3 inch barrel .22 rimfire 12 ½ ounces, .32 centerfire 13 ½ ounces, large frame with 3 ¼ inch barrel 17 ¾ ounces; Height: small frame 3 ¾ inches, large frame 3 7/8 inches; Frame length: small frame 4 3/16 inches, large frame 5 inches; Overall all length: small frame with 3 inch barrel 6 3/8 inches, large frame with 3 ¼ inch barrel 7 3/8 inches. Main serial number location on left side of grip frame grips must be removed to see. The Second Model features a double top post barrel latch, flat leaf hammer spring and two cross pins in the lower frame.
    VALUE: 100%=$285 60%=$150
    For revolvers equipped with Bourne Knuckleduster add 100%

    bill
  3. tbotts

    tbotts New Member

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    Thanks, you are right there are no patent dates on the revolver anywhere.
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