Since the serial number is I 18122, it should be safe for modern ammo, correct? Sometimes the names had more to do with corporate records than the names that appeared on their carbines or in their literature. Is this fit as something I could leave in a drawer for the roomates instead of leaving one of my 1911s for home defense? Without the transfer bar in place, which would only occur when the trigger was pulled, the gun would not fire then you risked an accidental discharge from a dropped revolver if the gun was carried with a hammer down on a loaded cylinder, which as you may imagine, was a real concern at the time. I think there's a hardcover history of Johnson as well, also long out of print. The same records indicate Iver Johnson manufactured no firearms in 1. The Plainfield Enforcer has a serial number inconsistent with the serial numbers used by Plainfield Machine throughout their production 1. Iver Johnson used the 'Champion' model name on at least one other model prior to 1909. Reason: Kid yelling in my ear during proofreading First, my advice is to have the gun checked by a competent gunsmith.
The Fitchburg, Massachusetts based factory concentrated more on its bicycles than its firearms and employed many Scandinavian immigrants , who later went on to do some work in Fryberg Safety Auto transfer bar patent. The gun, as you can see, is in presentation style display and shows no sign of firing. I'm a little confused on what you have. He was educated as a in in 1857 and had a gun store in. Please understand that this is an approximation of where those breaks might occur and use this information as it was intended, that is to give a very basic model to help attribute an Iver to roughly the decade it was built in and not to date any bike to the actual year of construction. William Storck was not retained by Iver Johnsons.
This cartridge is also known as the. The employee was advised that Bill was a. Plainfield indicated they were working on a second, the Model 7. All other parts, the receiver included, are. After Iver Johnson died his descendants operated the business until selling it in the early 1970's to a Brooklyn investor, Louis Imperato. It looks like the very early ones did not have a letter Prefex. It does have a hammer, a 5 shot cylinder, and the barrel is a bit longer than some of the ones I've seen pictures of.
All dimensions of the cartridge were the same as the. Thanks for visiting and we hope you become a regular! With so many options you could buy or hiding in a cash drawer, or a larger piece for home defence. Plainfield Machine produced several sporting model carbines in this caliber. Notice the vertical line in the middle of the tang that engages the recoil plate. They were successfully used by National Ordnance in the early 1970's, Federal Ordnance in the early and mid 1980's, and Israel Arms International in the mid to late 1990's.
This cartridge was also produced by Rheinisch-Westfalische Sprengstoff A. The company shared the same name as its founder, Norwegian-born Iver Johnson 1841—1895. Lou did not purchase the company. Distributors at the address in Fitchburg. The Second Model was made 1897-1908 and these were generally black powder only. 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. All these folks made top-break revolvers for a time.
To that end, and again by simple division of estimated Iver Johnson production over the period of 1930 through early 1942, The earliest Balloon tired Iver Johnsons should clock in around 530,000 and the annual production between 1933 and the end of Iver Johnson production would be around 9,000 to 10,000 unit per year if the bikes were produced at an even rate during that time. Louis Imperato to Arkansas investors in 1. He was born in 1922 in the western part of Massachusetts, and used to tell me how he traded a couple of animal traps for the shotgun while still a kid. In fact, among collectors and researchers who have the benefit of hindsight, Iver-Johnsons, such as the 1915 Model 15-7 along with , are the finest examples of motorcycle engineering of that era. 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. Numbers ran consecutive within each letter prefix.
Universal ceased operations in Florida in 1. Obviously the closer together those bikes are the more accurate the projection will be. During this period, Johnson and Bye filed for and received several new firearms features and firearms feature improvement patents. Don't know what year those changes were made. Today, Iver Johnson bicycles are highly collectible, well sought after, and relatively rare compared to most other major manufacturer's products from that time. On top of the receiver behind the rear sight Notice the change in the mold marks as compared to the prior receiver.
He married Mary Elizabeth Speirs born January 1847 on April 9, 1868, in Worcester, with whom he had 3 sons Frederick Iver, John Lovell, and Walter Olof and 2 daughters Mary Louise and Nellie. The casting mold mark of these receivers stainless steel excluded was the same as used by Plainfield Machine. Would really like to avoid blowing up in my hand, though. Production History Some 250,000 were made from 1894-96, a significant and brief production life if there ever was one. Not sure what caliber, I'm thinking. But it still shoots just fine with no problems. I have a gunsmith friend that literally has a couple of 5 gallon buckets full of such pistols in various states of disarray.
What made the Iver different from the Smiths was in the fact that it had an internal transfer bar safety. This is the largest gap in numbers and the date was arrived at by simply dividing the period between my placement of 300,000 and 500,000 in two. Antique bicycles are considered to be those made before the balloon-tire era, which began in 1933. For further information on all of the markings used on carbines with the name of Iver Johnson, refer to:. Earlier specimens of the 'new model', 1909 Champions had round knob pistol grips, and slender fore-arm wood. Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, serial M1299, roll 79. After reading the numerous post and not getting the exact information I am looking for and now have more questions from the bevy of information garnished here.
Imperato eventually moved the company to New Jersey and began making M1 Carbines in the name of Iver Johnson in 1978. Iver Johnson Arms Works Topbreaks Safety Hammer. The were the Saturday night specials of there day. Ulster Constabulary were armed with M1 Carbines during the same time period before switching to the Ruger Mini- 1. It has Persons Supreme pedals and Torrington bars, does that sound correct as well? The American Rifleman October-December 1978 The Iver Johnson Caliber. Iver Johnson immigrated to from Norway in 1863 at the height of the. Its a Small Frame Safety Automatic Hammer First Model.