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Iver Johnson-sub-trigger-hammerless

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by GGPaws Pistol, Feb 20, 2011.

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  1. GGPaws Pistol

    GGPaws Pistol Member

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    Inerested in any info on this pistol. I received it from my great grandfather. Was told it was rare as it has a "sub-trigger" and is hammerless.
     

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    If it was in the box and in as-new condition, it may sell for as much as $250 on a very good day. The nickel plated ones get the higher prices, usually. In this condition, it's worth $75-$100, and I'm being generous. I have a few of them (Ivers, H&Rs, Hopkins & Allen, etc,) and they're all worth about the same. They aren't worth much because they made so many of them. They're good, reliable little shooters, btw.

    For an idea, the H&R below is my ex-girlfriend's "get off me!" It was about $120 a couple of years back on Gunbroker.
    Note: She got her permit and is never without it.

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    Thanks

    Thanks much. Do you know anything about the sub trigger? It was in an article in "Gun" in 1971 that my father gave me.
     
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    Article

    The article was in "Guns"- in February 1971 page 63.
     
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    My grandfather carried an Iver Johnson 38 S&W hammerless in the Alaskan Gold rush.

    We still have it.

    10 years ago it was worth $50.

    Now I estimate the worth at $110.

    It is not for sale.


    There was a magazine article saying the most popular question they get is about Grandpa's old break top and how much is it worth?
     
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    Ask Glock :scrutiny:
     
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    Well, my first answer was wrong. So I deleted it.

    It is a Second Model Safety Hammerless model built from 1897 to 1908.

    The Doc is out now. :cool:
     
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