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GoldDot40 12-08-2010 01:25 AM

Can Anyone Identify This Revolver???
 
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My father found this gun in the attic of an old farm house, and we have no idea about it. Any insight would be excellent. Thanks

Rick1967 12-08-2010 02:13 AM

Are there any markings on the top of the barrel?

M14sRock 12-08-2010 03:11 AM

Very cool. The U.S. Revolver Co. was one of many companies who made break top revolvers like yours.

The brain is fuzzy, but U.S. Revolver Co was either a division of H&R, or became H&R. Sorry I can't remember more, but I have not seen a U.S. Rev in about 20 years.

GoldDot40 12-08-2010 03:25 AM

Thanks for the replies guys! I'll try and look for any other markings when I stop by my pop's house tomorrow.

Esteban 12-08-2010 01:18 PM

I believe U.S. Revolvers were made by Iver Johnson, not H & R. They were NOT a government issue handgun. Someone jump in & correct me if I am wrong.

gadrooning 12-08-2010 01:48 PM

You are correct. This was made by the US Revolver Co. by Iver Johnson's Arms and Cycle Works. Just type in US Revolver Co. Iver Johnson's Arms and Cycle Works on the net. You should be able to find out some more info. I do know they were made in the early 1900's.

M14sRock 12-08-2010 03:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Esteban (Post 399281)
I believe U.S. Revolvers were made by Iver Johnson, not H & R. They were NOT a government issue handgun. Someone jump in & correct me if I am wrong.

You are correct. My brain was a bit fuzzy.

30-30remchester 12-08-2010 04:33 PM

There are many of this type of revolver around. They were commonly known as "bureau drawer specials". These were commonly given to the ladies of the house for protection. Most can be found in near mint condition as most were bought new, given to the lady, who shot it a few times at a can in the backyard , missed the can but scared the chickens, then loaded and spent the remainder of its life in the sock drawer.

amoroque 12-08-2010 04:36 PM

This is the perfect example of why this forum is so dang cool!

Where else could you go and get that much info within 15 hours!

Go FTF!

GoldDot40 12-08-2010 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amoroque (Post 399371)
This is the perfect example of why this forum is so dang cool!

Where else could you go and get that much info within 15 hours!

Go FTF!

Seriously! I got exactly what I needed, and found the rest through google. Just needed somewhere to start from. Turns out it's not worth much, but still a cool find. Thanks for everyone's help!


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