The US Revolver got its start as a result of the 1909 redesign of the I.J.'s, to make use of the left over parts from before that redesign. However, US Revolver did not end with the using up of those parts. Sales were good enough that production continued as a line of its own and given Iver Johnson's reputation for concern with safety it wouldn't make sense to suggest they would manufacture new production with inferior steal that wouldn't be safe with the modern ammunition. I haven't found documentation either way so maybe It's just my opinion but in my mind it's a matter of when new production no longer had pre 1909 frames etc.. Of course that question I'm imagine we'll never know.Your gun was made in 1914.
US Revolver guns were made by Iver Johnson and originally designed to shoot black powder cartridges. Guns made by the same company and marketed under the name Iver Johnson were redesigned in 1909 for the more powerful smokeless powder cartridges. Unfortunately, the US Revolver guns were not subject to the redesign. That makes them problemartic to shoot with modern ammo. Be carefull.
Iver Johnson did not introduce their mail order 'U. S. Revolver Co' series until 1910, after the update for smokeless powder.Looking for a date of birth for a US Revolver Co. top break 38 S&W.
It has a 3 1/4" barrel.
Serial #63622 on frame and under trigger guard. No letters present.
Thanks in advance.
Well, I thought I'd read in Bill's book that all U. S. Revolver Co. production revolvers were smokeless powder safe, but do NOT find it now...I love the way you ignore answering exactly HOW the US. Revolver line was made safe for smokeless powder, especially when they were made with pre-1909 IJ components.