Production started in 1910 and ended in 1936. The hammer will leave a deep impression on the rim. Iver Johnson Arms Works Topbreaks Safety Hammer. I do still have several rounds for that caliber. It has a chrome body with black grip. Some were single-shot, while others possessed six- or seven-shot capacity, and at least one revolver utilized two cylinders which yielded a total of 14 shots. Thanks to that little gun his grandfather lived a long life, despite his rough and tumble ways.
P olice ositive Close-up view of fire blue on rear of hammer. View of bottom of revolver and front grip strap. Derringers were typically available in. Supposedly both brands are run once a year and are loaded to lower pressures purposely for use in old top breaks. I have the date of manufacture narrowed down to the 1911-1920 time frame, does anyone have any information that would get it to the year? Any idea as to the approximate value of the pistol? Remember the early Colt Single Actions could not be safely carried with a loaded chamber under the hammer? Unbelievable as it sounds, they were even worse than the German guns, being made of poorer quality materials and not being subjected to German proof.
Early Police Positive logo is on the right side of the barrel. I hope those books come out soon. It seems there is supposed to be a letter prefix but can find no letters at all either on the trigger guard or under the grip. Can anyone give me any information on when these were made, what they are worth, etc. When in doubt I have a gunsmith check them out before firing goooood idea and fire sparingly.
Funny this should pop up today. The number under the handle is B 11808. 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? The varying models will give you an idea whether yours is an early gun or later make. But the little gun still shoots great. They had piles of old black powder parts left and wanted to do something with the parts but did not want degrade their revolvers, so they boutgh out a new line of guns.
We can be pretty sure it is not a. Its a Small Frame Safety Automatic Hammer First Model. He was living in Long Beach, Ca. A friend of mine has an old 22 revolver that was found among his grandfather's possessions. Likely have it checked by a gunsmith for safety sake, but if you can find some current ammo it looks to be in excellent condition. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing.
The action is in good working order. Close-up view of fire blue on trigger. The gun is held in the display box by plastic zip ties. What other markings are on the pistol? Last week there was an estate sale bill that had a couple Iver Johnsons on it. The trigger and rear of the hammer are fire blued. The only group he was assocaited with was the masons. Have you ever thought about writing a small paperback book simular to Robert Balderson Official Guide to Gunmarks? Revolver which is most parts black power rated.
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. I have attached some pictures. Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! I have a friend who owns a gunshop, I'll check with him and let you know if he has any. I would be more concerned that just firing it, or even dry firing it, would result in breakage of an irreplaceable part. Is that particularly different than other revolvers? Other than worn plating, it is in vary good shape.
Remove grips, serial number stamped left side grip strap. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro. We work hard to bring the best gun discussion! Overall production was 700'000 revolvers. You could weigh the gun- the. It's not a common cartridge so if he has any, the box may be dusty. I would like to know the year of manufacture and what kind of ammo to use black power? Some companies manufactured arms under a variety of different names.