Continued use of higher pressure smokeless in these revolvers will result in them shooting loose, getting out of time, and parts breakage. I have always found them fascinating. Ammo may be a little difficult to find. Thanks for visiting and we hope you become a regular! If I understand the tables in the late Bill Goforth's book, that gun was made in 1904. Your two line patent dates were used in 1905 and 1906.
It's not a common cartridge so if he has any, the box may be dusty. I too am looking for a manufacture date. Anything I could learn would be helpful i. In a modern solid frame revolver, it can be loaded almost to the equal of the. The only group he was assocaited with was the masons.
If you look under the left grip you should find the complete serial number which will often have a letter prefix. Ultimately, the arms division of the business was growing so rapidly to meet demand that management decided to focus on that market and as a result motorcycle operations closed in 1916 varying sources claim the last year as being 1915, with 1916 seeing only the sales of remaining 1915 produced inventory , bringing to an end 33 years of total cycle operations 23 for bicycles, and another 10 for motorcycle and run-off bicycle business. Here is the info I have: Iver Johnson;top Break. When I'd work cows I'd have a. I personally see them as a bit of history, and an excuse to buy research books and begin handloading to fully appreciate your revolver hint hint.
Bill Goforth passed any information on Iver Johnson shotguns it is anyones guess. An Iver Johnson bicycle is on display at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History in the America on the Move exhibit. I have a friend who owns a gunshop, I'll check with him and let you know if he has any. Here is some info found at Topbreaks Safety Hammer. They are really great folks to work with.
I have two dates for a serial number of 37046 depending on the model. They really are nice little affordably made guns; they were the everymans gun in a time where, every man had a gun - isn't that golden sounding? Johnson was a gunsmith by trade at the time, but also worked as an inventor in his spare time, which would come in handy later on as he sought new and creative uses for his partially idle manufacturing equipment, a thought process which would eventually lead him and his heirs to diversify the corporation's businesses. Great guy and a wealth of knowledge. These are , not , which they largely pre-date. There's not many collectors but there may be a Collectors' society and those always compare notes trying to date particular models. The gun buy back programs have wiped out the glut. Greetings, This is my first post, haven't even filled out my profile yet.
The name was resold and in 2006 Iver Johnson Arms opened, but does not have any parts or information relating to the pre-1993 company, and represents a continuation of it in name only. The gun, as you can see, is in presentation style display and shows no sign of firing. Considering the data points available from this time period I would think the accuracy on this break is about plus or minus two years. I have checked the hole in the cylinder and its too large to be a 32 caliber. The serial number indicates it was manufactured in 1903. During this period, Johnson and Bye filed for and received several new firearms features and firearms feature improvement patents. If faced with the need to use the gun, a broken hand spring could spoil your whole day.
It's your gun, and your health - but you might want to talk to the horse's mouth first, and speak with Ten-X. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Pre-1899 2nd Model guns will exhibit the following characteristics: Large frame. I collected them because my grandfather had one in the Alaskan Gold rush, and it is the only gun he brought back. Could never hit the side of barn with them using the sights! From the numbers that have been queried and responded to by Mr. This is not the gun with which to do so.
Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! Tnx again for info - and cartridge I was unsure. The business successfully weathered the in part thanks to higher rates of armed robbery, which helped maintain demand for personal firearms and was buoyed by the dramatic increase in the market for arms leading up to and during. Overall production was 700'000 revolvers. It should be marked with that model number and caliber is the old. Next week I'll free up some time to research here locally. Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, serial M1299, roll 79.
Good Morning, I am new to the site and was wondering if I could get some opinions on this revolver. In 1896, the Iver Johnson company first began building bicycles under their own name and in 1900 the absorbed the remains of the Lovell Diamond company and began branding their production under both names. Are we a nation of competing ideas, or a nation of forced conformity of thought? Even when they were new, I-J's were marketed and had a reputation for being very graceful looking, well built, and engineered for performance. With so many options you could buy or hiding in a cash drawer, or a larger piece for home defence. They were made with metal that just isn't as tough or strong as that we have now. Just slip it over the rod; It give a little extra padding between your gun and the steel rod. The newest Iver Johnson Safety Auto is still more than sixty years old.