IVER JOHNSON QUESTIONS

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  1. jmax

    jmax New Member

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    Can anyone advise me on date of manufacture and value of the following Iver Johnson gun from these details? On the top of the barrel is written "Iver Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works Fitchburg Mass. USA" with the following patent dates: "Apr. 6 86, Feb. 15 87, May 10 87, Aug. 25 96". The serial number is on the left side of the grip frame and reads "B 55196". The gun seems to have a safety in the trigger and is nickel or chrome plated with what seems to be walnut grips. It is a five shot, but I'm not sure of the caliber and is hammerless. It was my grandfather's gun and I would appreciate any information you can supply. Thanks very much.
    Jmax
     
  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    the top of the barrel markings and the B letter code prefix indicates this is a safety automatic hammerless revolver, small frame 32 S&W caliber second model manufactured in 1899.

    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%

    DO NOT FIRE THIS REVOLVER WITH MODERN SMOKELESS AMMO
    bill
     

  3. jmax

    jmax New Member

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    Hi Bill,
    Thanks very much for identifying my gun for me and supplying a value for it. I appreciate it very much. jmax
     
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