What kind of gun is this? **Please Help**

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by 1989zay, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. 1989zay

    1989zay New Member

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    This gun was given to me by my late grandfather and im not to versed in firearms. I was hoping someone could tell me what type of gun this is and its value. Thanks to anyone that can help me out i appreciate it :)

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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Zay- that is a "top break" revolver. Do not have enough detail in the pics to tell you a lot- Possibly a Harrington & Richardson brand. What are the markings on the revolver? You know- little squiggly lines called words??? :rolleyes:

    And get us some good, sharp, in focus pictures.


    PS- welcome to the forum- when you get a moment, stop over by the intro thread and say howdy.
     

  3. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    ZAY,

    We will need a closer picture of the insignia at the top of the pistol grip if possible!

    There should also be writing on the rib on top of the barrel. I have two similar pistols from my grandfather. They are not worth that much but certainly are as keepsakes! Mine are Iver Johnson's.
    Give us a few good pictures of the design! What caliber is it labeled!

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  4. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I seen an old S&W just like this one a few days ago when me and my wife went and visited her grandparents
     
  5. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I don't know why, but I just love top-break revolvers.
     
  6. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    OK lets guess because we don't have enough info. If you look at the cylinder there is no positive stop for the bolt(cylinder lock). I can almost make myself see an owl's head on the grip. The two grip screws are some what uncommon. My guess is Iver Johnson. Value would be $50 to $125.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Hiwall- good eyes, and good call- when I blow the top pic up 400%, there is indeed an owl's head at the top- so at least the GRIPS are Iver Johnson! :p
     
  8. 1989zay

    1989zay New Member

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    Thanks for all your guys help in helping me identify the type of gun this is i really appreciate it.
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Is it a five shot?

    I think its an Eastern Arms Co. top break revolver made for Sears by Iver Johnson.
     
  10. jonathan louis

    jonathan louis New Member

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    h&r

    Most likely it is Harrison and richardson top break away in 22 rirle