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Iver Johnson's questions

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by ucmoto, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. ucmoto

    ucmoto New Member

    Apr 21, 2009
    I am trying to find a date and any info on my IJ. hammerless .38. There is no safety, and a coil spring in the action.barrel length is 3". it is a breakk open 5 shot revolver

    1. * Iver Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works*
    * finchburg, Mass. u s a *

    4. 12469

    5. 12469

    6. I 1 2 46 9

    8. Pat. Nov 17
    pat's Pendi

    Any help would be appreciated
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    houston, tx
    this is a small frame third model 32 S&W caliber safety automatic hammerless revolver. serial number I 12469 was manufactured in 1921, there were 6,800 of this model manufactured that year.

    (Smokeless Powder Cartridges)-------------1909-1941
    LARGE FRAME AND SMALL FRAME VERSIONS USES HAMMER THE HAMMER ACTION; Double top post barrel latch, with Hammer the Hammer action, nickel finish standard blue optional. Two frame sizes, four calibers, hard rubber grip panels with Owls head at top, two piece oversize hard rubber and one piece wood grips optional. Redesigned for smokeless powder. Standard barrel length: small frame 3 inches, large frame 3 ¼ inches; Calibers: small frame .22 rimfire with 7 rounds cylinder capacity, .32 centerfire with 5 rounds cylinder capacity, large frame .32 Special with 6 rounds cylinder capacity, .38 centerfire with 5 rounds cylinder capacity; Weight: small frame .22 rimfire with 3 inch barrel 13 ½ ounces, .32 centerfire with 3 inch barrel 14 ounces, large frame .32 Special with 3 ¼ inch barrel 19 ¼ ounces, .38 centerfire with 3 ¼ inch barrel 19 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 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 Third Model features a double top post barrel latch, coil hammer spring and four cross pins in the lower frame.
    VALUE: 100%=$260 60%=$125