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Posted: 6/13/2003 8:22:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/13/2003 8:22:46 AM EDT by Phoenix_III]
Two older, 32 S&W revolvers... very small, shirt pocket and then just 'smaller'... one might be a ruger, but the emblem on the grip doesn't seem right (at work now, not looking at)

I inherited them from my Grandmother... they need some cleaning...

can I email a pic or two, and you can let me know what you think

No Serial Numbers, no Listed Manufacturer or Place of Manufacture
There is some text on them though, on the bottom of grip, and I think when one breaks open... I show you! Email address?

I'll keep the pics to a total of under 400 to 500k.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 9:30:45 AM EDT

one might be a ruger

Ruger can be ruled out right off the bat. They've never manufactured anything chambered in .32 S&W and they've never manufactured a break open revolver. In fact, their double action revolvers are fairly new (Security Six introduced in 1971) as compared to the other major manufacturers.

You probably have an Iver Johnson, H&R, or one of the Spanish knockoffs.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 9:35:12 AM EDT
Yeah, I'm wondering if they are Saturday night specials?

You want pics, with open (one breaks up, lift a thing that is part of the sight), the other you push release and pull pin out, and cylinder comes out...

=)
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 10:25:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/13/2003 10:26:12 AM EDT by ikor]
Do they look like any of these?

www2.arkansas.net/~sws1/ij-pix.htm
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 10:27:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/13/2003 10:28:22 AM EDT by Phoenix_III]
edit, hang on.....
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 10:32:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/13/2003 10:44:20 AM EDT by Phoenix_III]
That's them... Both Iver Johnsons...

Iver Johnson .32 (small frame) Safety Hammer, 2nd Model, c1897-190 second one, the .32...

and the other one is a (mid point of the page)
Iver Johnson Solid-Frame Revolvers


Iver Johnson .32 M1900, c1900-1941 (shorter barrel version)

www2.arkansas.net/~sws1/ij-pix.htm

Thanks! They worth anything? They in better condition that the pics I referenced... not mint by far, but once cleaned up, maybe 'good'.
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 10:34:45 AM EDT
Make sure the cylnder locks up in place , check it good, they were sat night special in the day they were built, not a constant shoot it type of gun. JMO
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 10:43:47 AM EDT
heh, been reading... yeah they were...

Not worth too much either it seems, though the ones I saw were either poor condition or re-nickel finished, and looked silly bright...

Just hold on to I guess? =\
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