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Old 01-20-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default iver johnson .32 cal 6 shot revolver

Just got this for fifty b you cost I was wondering if anyone had any info on this gun I've yet to find a reliable source

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Old 01-20-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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It looks like the little brother to my IJ .38 S&W (5-shot), 3rd model. Circa 1909.
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If you fire it, be careful what ammo you choose to use. I would think it probably predates todays pressures.
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Not much to say about them. They made about 64 gazillion of them. Fifty to one hundred is about the average price. Even when new they did not have a very tight lock-up. Shoot it at your own risk and if you do stand well away from other people(yes I have shot a few of them to). I have to say that they are a piece of American history.
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Not much to say about them. They made about 64 gazillion of them. Fifty to one hundred is about the average price. Even when new they did not have a very tight lock-up. Shoot it at your own risk and if you do stand well away from other people(yes I have shot a few of them to). I have to say that they are a piece of American history.
Pretty much agree with hiwall-
I've had a couple in my CAS days-
Be dam carefull - if your not familiar with such have a gunsmith check it out
BTW- They're a hoot to shoot with black powder loads
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Iver vas a goot Norvegan boy that was a gunsmith, emigrated to the US, and set up a gun making business in Mass, about 1871. When the company closed in 1993, they had made a few bazillion guns.

While not real high dollar guns, they were well made, and used a transfer bar system for the firing pin (pressure on an uncocked hammer puts NO pressure on firing pin)

DO have a smith check the timing. Modern 32 S&W ammo should be fine (stick w/ round nosed lead) your gun was well after black powder era, and SAAMI on .32 S&W is mild.

By the way, a .32 IJ worked well enough to assasinate President McKinley-

If you have ever heard reference to an "Owl's Head" revolver- that be it. They also made rifles, shotguns, and bicycles.
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[QUOTE= They also made rifles, shotguns, and bicycles.[/QUOTE]

and motorcycles

there isn't much consistant info on alot of the working class revolvers from back in the day, but i believe a pretty thorough book was written by Bill Goforth about iver johnsons if you want to find more info.

oh, & in case no one told you yet for the love of god don't shoot 32 auto in it.
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