Chicago Arms Co operated 1883-1897. They manufactured the unusual "Protector Palm Pistols" which are a bit pricey, but their standard revolvers will probably not bring much more than a couple hundred dollars even in excellent condition.
Need a detailed description of all markings.
20-60 USD or so
$100, more or less
The value of an 1896 Iver Johnson 22 caliber 7 shot revolver is dependent upon a number of factors. The condition of the revolver would need to be taken highly into consideration when determining the value.
S&W, H&R, M&H to name but a few
These were made by Iver Johnson company. Try searching gunpartscorp.com under Iver Johnson,
Turn of the century to the mid-30's or so.
Need a detailed description of all markings, caliber, barrel length to even begin to help
Need a detailed description of ALL markings.
You will need to provide more info on the handgun in question.Please include the model number if possible,the caliber,and barrel length. Also is this firearm a solid frame revolver or a top break action revolver.
value depends on overall condition. the break open pistol stems from turn of the 1900's, and are not in the real collectible world......................
S&W can tell you if you call them.
What years did they make the 38 top break revolver? How can you know how old one is?
President McKinley was shot with the same model gun. The patent dates are 1896 and 1899.
Yes....I own one and love it. Breach break and double action. It was a cheap gun used for concealed carry as a boot gun or pocket carry.
the serial number is under the grips
without the pics it sounds like a new departure first model made from 1888-1902
1890-1930 or so.
Your .38 top break DA third model was made between 1884-1895.
A top break revolver
October 20th 1583
50-150 USD or so