LJ Target Sealed 8

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  1. BW816

    BW816 New Member

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    Just recently came across a IverJohnson Target sealed 8 revolver M20145. wood handles in very good shape. blueing @75%. When was it made & what is it worth?
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    this is a second model and was made in about 1946 one of the first made after wwII.

    I.J. TARGET SEALED 8 FIRST MODEL
    (LARGE FRAME OCTAGON BARREL) ------------------------1932-1941
    This revolver is the first major improvement of the solid frame double action model since its introduction in 1900. Large solid frame double action with pull in cylinder release; the cylinder features recessed chambers that fully enclosed the cartridge case head. Grips are one piece checkered wood. Caliber: 22 rimfire with 8 rounds cylinder capacity; Barrel shape is octagon; barrel lengths of 6 inches and 10 inches; Weight: 6 inch barrel 24 ounces, 10 inch barrel 27 ounces; Height with out grips 3 7/8 inches; Frame length 4 7/8 inches; Overall length: 6 inch barrel 10 ¾ inches, 10 inch barrel 14 ¾ inches. The 1938 catalog gives this revolver a model number: 6 inch barrel Model 68, 10 inch barrel Model 78. DOES NOT HAVE “HAMMER THE HAMMER” ACTION.
    VALUE: 100%=$250 60%=$125

    I.J. TARGET SEALED 8 SECOND MODEL
    (LARGE FRAME ROUND BARREL)---------------------1946-1954
    The TARGET SEALED 8 was also reintroduced after WW II with only minor modifications. The barrel shape is round and a new 4¼ inch length added. Does not have the “Hammer the Hammer” action, but does have the recessed chambers in the cylinder. Blue finish only with oversize checkered grips of wood or plastic, pull pin cylinder released. Caliber, 22 rimfire with 8 rounds cylinder capacity; Barrel lengths: 4 ½ and 6 inches; Weight; 4 ½ inch barrel 22 ½ ounces, 6 inch barrel 24 ounces; Height without grips 3 7/8 inches: Frame length 4 7/8 inches; Overall length: 4 ½ inch barrel 9 ¼ inches, 6 inch barrel 10 ¾ inches. Model number continued to be 68.
    DOES NOT HAVE “HAMMER THE HAMMER” ACTION
    VALUE: 100$=$240 60%=$120

    I.J. SEALED 8 SNUB MODEL 68S
    (LARGE FRAME ROUND BARREL)-------------------------1952-1954
    Large solid frame with pull pin cylinder release, blue finish only, does not have Hammer the Hammer action. Grips are small pocket size, two piece wood. Caliber .22 rimfire with 8 rounds cylinder capacity, cylinder has recessed chambers; Barrel length 2 ½ inches; Weight 20 ½ ounces; Height 3 7/8 inches; Frame length 4 7/8 inches; Overall all length 6 ¾ Inches.
    DOES NOT HAVE “HAMMER THE HAMMER” ACTION
    VALUES: 100%=$265 60%=$135
    bill
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