Iver Johnson .32 cal.

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by davids585, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. davids585

    davids585 New Member

    Aug 11, 2009
    I have a Iver Johnson 32 cal. top break revolver. It appears to be a double post top break 5 shot. The patent information is located on the butt and the seral number is located on the bottom of the trigger guard. It is 49533. The second Serial Number has a prefix "H" 49533 and is located on the left side of the grip. I have found lots of information on the serial numbers and their meaning, but no information on the prefix "H". Is this gun made after 1898? This revolver is hammerless and the plate appears to be part of the frame. Also the cylinder free spins when closed. Is this gun considered a antique? I have attempted to upload 2 pictures to help. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    houston, tx
    the letter code H was used only one time of the small frame 32 S&W caliber second model safety automatic hammerless revolver. that was in 1903.

    (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%

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