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Old 06-14-2013, 02:38 AM   #11
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My grandfather had an old .38 S&W "Owl Head". During the Great Depression defending live stock was a full time job. Grandad caught a thieve breaking a lock on his chicken house. The night visitor fired at him with a handgun putting an impressive hole in the smoke house. Grandad returned fire only hitting the big brass Yale lock.
The shooting was no OK Corral. It did however provide 2 family hand me downs. An old Owl Head .38 and damaged Yale lock.
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Yep, here is mine.
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The U.S. Revolver Company was set up by I.J. to sell off parts left over when they went to the safety system. I.J. safety revolvers "Hammer the Hammer" transfer bar change over left piles of out dated receivers. I.J. wholesaled the U.S Revolvers with out transfer bars to use up the old parts.
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Are You Old Enough to Remember Iver Johnson?

Didn't he play for the lakers and ended up getting aides?
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Anna you are suffering from "Highway" fatigue. That old truck is wearing on you.
Iver Johnson is still around with some very modern toys. This is their .45 ACP carbine. They also import a line of 1911s.
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About 1975 I bought a Uberti Cattleman, then imported by Iver Johnson. Included in the box was a catalog sheet of the then current made IJ revolvers and shotguns, and a neat booklet, with photos, outlining the history of Iver Johnson.

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Yep,
My Father had a Break Top in .38 S&W
A S/S .410, sure wish it was in my safe today.
I have, I think, This one.
No, mine has adjustable sights.
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My first new bicycle was a new Iver Johnson in 1889. I AM well preserved.
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So was King Tut.
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Black powder Iver Johnson revolvers (first and second model, large and small frame) can be easily identified by having only 2 pins in the lower receiver.

The smokless powder, third model, has 4 pins in the lower receiver.
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