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What is an Iver Johnson Model 1900 revolver with a 6 inch octagon barrel in 32 caliber serial number 21744 worth and what year was it made?
November 11, 2008 1:32AM
I, too, have a .32 IJ 1900, and, as such, I have done a bit of research. They were produced in significant numbers in the early 20th century, primarily as cheap, reliable knock-around guns. Average price seems to be between US $50 and $150, depending significantly on condition. Good luck finding anything about serial numbers, though, if they are sequential, your's significantly outdates mine. My particular example was my great grandfather's, and he used it while on his tractor in case of coyote interference (I doubt that it was ever heavily used). Mine sat in a granary for at least 35 years, and, apart from a rusted spring, is still in working order.