see text: Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle works 1871 - 1978
A publication entitled Iver-Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Firearms 1871-1993 has a list of most serial #'s with dates of production, published by Gun Show Books Publishing.
Look under Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Company. Their hammerless revolver was sold under several trade names, including US Revolver Co. You can probably find one for sale on one of the online auction sites.
the serial number is under the grips
The value of a IV FR Johnsons arms 32 caliber Fitchburg mass revolver is actually dependent upon a number of factors. Most important of these factors would be the condition of the revolver.
If it's in very good condition, maybe about $125 or so. I have one and it is very accurate.
The company was called Iver Johnson's Arms and Cycle Works from 1891 to 1883. They made top break .32 S&W and .32 Specials from 1892 on. A great source of information on this firearm (and most other Iver Johnson firearms) is the book by W.E. Goforth titled, "Iver-Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Firearms 1871-1993".
Not much of a collector's market for these. Rarely go over 125.
On the right lower forward section of the frame under the barrel pivot bolt.
The maker of your revolver was Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works.This 5 or 7 shot revolver was called the Birds Head grip model,and was made from 1873-1888.IT was chambered in .22cal(small frame)32cal(medium frame)and 38,or 41cal(large frame).Yours will have either a 2 1/2in barrel(small frame) or 2 7/16in barrel(large frame).I must include that barrel length,s of 10in.have been encountered with this model.
$50-100, depending on condition.
Iver Johnsons can be hard to identify. Would need to know if it has the tip-up frame or a solid frame, what the patent dates are and where the patent dates are located. firstname.lastname@example.org
These guns were manufactured by Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Company. You might check your local library for any reference books on that company.
Depends on where you are located. Somewhere between 4-8000.00 US dollars. Hard to find guns.
Got it from a gun site message board. "U.S. Revolver Co. guns were manufactured by the Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works in Worcester, MA. from 1910 through 1930. Parts will not be easy to find, but try Numrich Parts Corp. at: www.e-gunparts.com"
The first course of action to discern the value of a gun is to identify the make, model, manufacturing date, variation and condition. The book "Iver-Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Firearms 1871-1993" by W. Goforth, may help accomplish this. Then it's a simple matter of looking your gun up in one of the many firearm value books, such as the Blue Book of Gun Values, or the Standard Catalog of Firearms.
Iver Johnson started making firearms in 1870 as Johnson and Bye. I don't know exactly when they made their first 38 caliber gun, but at least as early as 1893, and they continued to manufacture .38 revolvers until they closed in 1978. A great source of information on Iver Johnson firearms is The book "Iver-Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Firearms 1871-1993" by W. Goforth
I use a 50:1 mixture in my 9.9 Johnson
@ turn of the century
They were made by the Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Company (1870 to 1978). I don't have exact dates when they were made, but Pistols of the World indicates they used .32 and .38 rimfire cartridges, so they must date back to the 1930's at least. No serial number lists are available that could provide an accurate date. If a standard lead pencil fits fairly snuggly into the barrel, it's a .32. If the barrel is quite a bit larger than the pencil, it is .38 caliber. Value will be from $35 to $150, depending on condition.
No, they ceased operation in1993. They're back as Iver Johnson Arms Inc. at this website. http://www.iverjohnsonarms.com/
The Super Enforcer Model 3000 manufactured only in 1985 and 1986 is a pistol version of the US Carbine, 30 caliber, with an 11 inch barrel. It was re-introduced as the Enforcer with a 10 1/2 inch barrel in 1988 and discontinued in 1993. A great source of information on Iver Johnson firearms is the book by W.E. Goforth titled, "Iver-Johnson Arms & Cycle Works Firearms 1871-1993".