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    Accidental discharge impossible

    Can anyone help me decipher this 1904 Iver Johnson revolver ad?

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    Not sure about the context of the ad, in today's world they would be calling for someones head....
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    As many people on here point out often... there is no such thing as an accidental discharge. They are all negligent discharges. As in "They never should have let the little girl sleep with a loaded gun, duh".
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    Here's my guess. It's not the most educated of guesses, but I'll give it a go.

    The revolver is listed as hammerless, which would mean that it's DAO. Since that's the case, the trigger is probably pretty heavy. Its hard to have an AD when your trigger weighs more than you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pittypat21 View Post
    Here's my guess. It's not the most educated of guesses, but I'll give it a go.

    The revolver is listed as hammerless, which would mean that it's DAO. Since that's the case, the trigger is probably pretty heavy. Its hard to have an AD when your trigger weighs more than you do.
    This sounds right. Thanks. Still a crazy ad!

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    As many people on here point out often... there is no such thing as an accidental discharge. They are all negligent discharges. As in "They never should have let the little girl sleep with a loaded gun, duh".
    Completely agree!

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    Concerned about a 1904 ad? What's next, Mary's Magic Cancer-Curing Elixir?
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    Iver Johnson was one of the companies that pioneered the transfer bar hammer system in revolvers to prevent discharge if it was dropped. They also had a form of the (much later) Glock safety trigger.
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    The ad refers to the fact that you could only discharge the weapon if you pulled the trigger. Using little girls to advertise the fact is a curiosity of the time period.
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    Hey, if the libs have their way and we get mandatory "unfireable by children" firearms, we can ALL let young children play with loaded handguns! It will be government-approved!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badey View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brad426 View Post
    As many people on here point out often... there is no such thing as an accidental discharge. They are all negligent discharges. As in "They never should have let the little girl sleep with a loaded gun, duh".
    In most cases sure, but my .22 rifle went off as i closed the bolt action on it, as it turns out the firing mechanism broke (not sure how, the gunsmith used $5 words that i dont understand). however he did have the weapon pointed down range when it happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perfection View Post
    Can anyone help me decipher this 1904 Iver Johnson revolver ad?

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