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Information request for Iver Johnson 32 cal 5 shot revolver

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Old 03-05-2013, 01:46 PM   #11
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I am looking for some more information on a iver Johnson, U.S revolver. I was hoping on finding out the year of my pistil serial number 43485, and I was also wondering if a pistil of that age would be able to be fired.

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:20 PM   #12
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Default serial # is on the left side grip frame

the full serial # is not on the butt or trigger guard ... the serial # is on the left side grip frame under the grips .... you need the full serial # that includes a letter to determine the date of mfg ... the model 1 and the model 2 were made for black powder only .... the model 1 has a latch on only one side for the break tops ... when the gun is latched and ready to fire (hammer down, uncocked) and you can turn the cylinder and has the double latch, it is a model 2, when the hammer is cocked the cylinder will not turn .... i have a book "Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Firearms 1871 - 1993" by W.E. Goforth, he had gathered the factory documents and many are reproduced in the book ... i have 7 Iver Johnsons that i have collected .... i cowboy action shoot and use these for side matches in pocket pistol ... all are great shooters with the proper powder
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