iver johnson .32 cal 6 shot revolver

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by xXtacticalrimfireXx, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. xXtacticalrimfireXx

    xXtacticalrimfireXx New Member

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    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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    (remington scoremaster a.k.a "squirrelmaster")
     
  2. IDVague

    IDVague New Member

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    It looks like the little brother to my IJ .38 S&W (5-shot), 3rd model. Circa 1909.
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    If you fire it, be careful what ammo you choose to use. I would think it probably predates todays pressures.
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    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 :eek:
    BTW- They're a hoot to shoot with black powder loads :cool:
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  7. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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