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Old 12-08-2010, 01:25 AM   #1
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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

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Old 12-08-2010, 02:13 AM   #2
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Are there any markings on the top of the barrel?

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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!

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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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