Young America Double Action

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  1. leobags

    leobags New Member

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    I have a young America double action that will shoot 22 shorts only . Has some pitting and light wear marks . the serial number is 537 . This seems to be one of the early models. Any idea whats it is worth?

    Thanks
    Leon
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    YOUNG AMERICA DOUBLE ACTION FIRST MODEL (BLACK POWDER)-1884-1904
    pull pin cylinder release, nickel finish standard, blue considered rare, marking on top strap only “YOUNG AMERICA DOUBLE ACTION”or “YOUNG AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION” two frame sizes
    SMALL SOLID FRAME .22 RIMFIRE 7 SHOT, octagon barrel, lengths of 2, 4½ and 6 inches
    MEDIUM FRAME .32 S&W CALIBER 5 SHOT, octagon barrel, lengths of 2, 4½ and 6 inches
    First Variation will have a round barrel & nickel trigger guard-------1884-1887
    Second Variation will have a octagon barrel & nickel trigger guard-1888-1897
    Third Variation will have a octagon barrel , blue trigger guard and company name and address on left side of barrel--------------------1897-1904
    VALUE:First Variation 100%=$275, 60%+$100 Others 100%=$225 60%=$65
    For all Young America Double Action variations and variants add 15% premium for blue finish and 10% premium for 4½” or 6” barrels. WILL NOT HAVE CALIBER MARKED ON LEFT SIDE OF BARREL.


    YOUNG AMERICA DOUBLE ACTION SECOND MODEL SMALL FRAME 22 RIMFIRE ---1905-1941
    .22 short rimfire 7 shot, pull pin cylinder release Nickel finish, blue optional 2, 4½ & 6 inches barrel lengths, will have caliber and company name &
    address marked on side of barrel, Top strap will be marked “YOUNG AMERICA DOUBLE ACTION” or “YOUNG AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION”
    After 1930 listed in catalogs as; YOUNG AMERICA No. 70 DOUBLE ACTION
    VALUE: 100%=$235 60%=$65
    For all Young America Double Action variations and variants add 15% premium for blue finish and 10% premium for 4½” or 6” barrels. WILL HAVE CALIBER MARKINGS ON LEFT SIDE OF BARREL

    be aware the first model is designed for black powder cartridge pressures and even 22 short rimfie smokeless ammoe can cause harm to this revolver.
    bill
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2008
  3. leobags

    leobags New Member

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    Thank You,
    I am sure I have the second variation with the octagon barrel and pull pin cylinder release. Although the barrel is only 1 1/2 inches long .
    Thanks again,
    Leon
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