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Hi I was redirected to this forum in hopes of finding value on my U.S. revolver Co 22LR marked 149. It has plastic / rubber grips , it is a 7 shot , top break , 149 under the trigger guard, and 149 under the left grip. Approx 80% of plating remains, gun Barrel is a bit loose , trigger guard and hammer are bluing. It is marked U.S. revolver co on top of the barrel. No other markings observed. I am hoping that this is one of the early first models as it has such a low serial. From reading previous posts I understand this is the cheaper mail order version of the Iverson?
 

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It would still be helpful if you would post some pictures.
I'm not going to lock this thread, but please post some.
 
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Your revolver was manufactured in 1910, and was manufactured by Iver Johnson using surplus 2nd Model Safety Automatic frames. They were sold exclusively thru the mail and were a successful line for Iver Johnson. It is considered a black powder frame, not safe for modern smokeless ammunition.

You should have it checked out by a competent gunsmith if you plan on firing it. Black powder .22 are impossible to find, but I would hesitate to fire CB's or very low pressure .22's if all checks out.

Value is not going to be much, maybe $125-$150. Perhaps more for a collector looking for a low serial number gun.
 
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