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Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Second Model Safety Automatic Hammer (Made in 1896)

121 Years Old


 
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Manufactured in 1896
Price: $875.00

Product Code: 83956
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Based on the serial number and the nomenclature it was manufactured in 1896 121 years ago. This is an outstanding example of an Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Second Model Safety Automatic Hammer handgun. Serial #83956 is in like new condition.

Details:
  • 3" barrel-hard barrel
  • Checkered rubber grips with Iver Johnson OWL logo at the top of the grip.
  • The blue finish retains 98%+ of blueing
  • Marking are crisp 2-line barrel marking with Fitchburg address
  • Fixed Sights
  • Small frame
  • Double action
  • Top break
  • Crisp timing
Additional Historical Information:

IVER JOHNSON SECOND Model Safety .32 S&W.
Iver Johnson nomenclature refers to its top-break revolvers as Safety Automatics. These are revolvers, not semi-automatic pistols, which they largely pre-date. The term "Safety Automatic" refers to Iver Johnson's Hammer-the-Hammer transfer bar safety system ("safety") and the automatic ejection of cartridges upon breaking open the revolvers ("automatic").
Safety automatic: Standard models with an external hammer:
First Model (1894–1895), single post latch system
Second Model (1895–1908), double post latch system



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