Old Iver Johnson Shotgun & Revolvers – Turning Trash Into Treasure
By Mike Searson
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- One of our hobbies is buying broken old guns and fixing them up. Depending on the model or type of firearm, this can vary between simple fixes to get it running again to an almost full restoration.
We recently picked up a handful of broken guns that we got up and running within a week.
- US Revolver Hammerless 38 S&W
- Iver Johnson Safety Hammer Automatic, Third Model 38 S&W
- Iver Johnson Champion .410
The total cost for all three of these firearms was a whopping $45. Coincidentally they were all made by Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works.
US Revolver Company
In case you are not familiar with the name, U.S. Revolver Company was a subsidiary of Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works.
These revolvers used were built with over run parts made for the Iver Johnson Safety Hammer Automatic, Second Model, which was replaced by the Safety Hammer Automatic, Third Model around 1909. The main difference between an Iver Johnson model and a U.S. Revolver model was that they lacked the “Hammer the Hammer” action of the regular line and the hammerless version did not have the safety on the trigger. The grips were marked “US” instead of …Read the Rest