Do you have pictures of it?
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Just obtained 38 cal. Iver Johnson revolver, exposed hammer, serial number 1258. Does anyone know its' age?
Need pictures, for sure. BTW, if you're thinking of shooting it, be aware it is almost certainly .38 S&W caliber and not .38 Special. Lots of differences between those two!
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Yeah be careful some of the older ivar guns can't shoot smokeless powder
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Definatly need pics. But the iver Johnsen revolvers are supposed to be good little guns. By the way, a good way to tell is its chambered in .38s&w instead of the .38 Special is, if its top break 5 shot its most definatly .38s&w. If it has a 6 shot swing out cylinder its probably .38 Special. But the gun should be marked on the barrel.
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Another thing, the 38S&W has a larger case and will not fit in a 38spl chamber. While a 38spl will go into a 38S&W chamber it will be quite loose and will bulge if it is fired.
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We need pics! IJs were working mans guns from the late 1800s into the 1950s. The newer guns were the best built. Think ArmsCorp, Hi Point, H&R, etc..... They served a purpose back in the day but were never intended to be pampered collectables. Most were carried in glove boxes, tool boxes etc.. So they lived hard lives, and most show it now. Good Luck DR
I have an IJ in 32 S&W that was made in 1911. My uncle took it off a gangster who pulled it from under the table in court in a Cook County IL courtroom back in the 50s. Not a lot of info out there for collectors. I found some forum that had a guru that died, had a few others there that helped me out dating mine.
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