U. S. Revolver

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by GPStick, Aug 5, 2020.

  1. GPStick

    GPStick New Member

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    I'm trying to date the manufacture of a U. S. Revolver with serial number 4338. Anyone have any information?

    Thanks
    Joe
     
  2. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum. Stop by the introductions threads and formally tell us a bit about yourself.

    Do you have pictures? Is it a 32 s&w five shot top break, or a 38 s&w? These were made by Iver Johnson as an economy line, and the serial number may or may not be an actual serial number.
     

  3. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Go to the revolvers section where you posted this, and do a search for Iver Johnson. There are a few past discussions on these. If C3shooter finds this, he can enlighten you more than I can.
     
  4. GPStick

    GPStick New Member

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    B18477E3-A63D-4E7F-AB96-7AD1EFF798CB.jpeg 603A382C-C705-452F-B534-3ACAAAF1B68E.jpeg It is a 38 s&w


    QUOTE="primer1, post: 2248010, member: 40770"]Welcome to the forum. Stop by the introductions threads and formally tell us a bit about yourself.

    Do you have pictures? Is it a 32 s&w five shot top break, or a 38 s&w? These were made by Iver Johnson as an economy line, and the serial number may or may not be an actual serial number.[/QUOTE]
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Well, US Revolver was a brand name used by Iver Johnson. They started as a way to use up some left over parts from another model, and sort of "caught on". They did NOT have the "hammer the hammer" transfer bar safety system. They were made in .22 rimfire, .32 S&W and .38 S&W, and yes, they are made for smokeless powder.

    Your revolver was made in 1913. About April. On a Tuesday. By a guy named Victor. OK, I am kidding about everything except the 1913. Production started in 1910, and continued for 24 years. There is a hammer version and a hammerless, and nickelplate was fairly popular. AND they were only sold by (shudder!!) mail order.

    And where ARE my manners? That was your first post! Welcome! Glad you found us. Stick around- this place grows on you.

    Well, so does athlete's foot, but let's not go there....
     
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  6. freefall

    freefall Well-Known Member

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    So does TheHeartbreak of Psoriasus.
    But let's not dwell on that either.
     
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