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How do I find the year of manufacture for a Iver Johnson Target

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How do I find the year of manufacture for a Iver Johnson Target Sealed Eight .22 revolver?

I.J.A. & C. WKS. Fitchburg Mass. USA

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What is the serial number on that gun?

Is the barrel octagonal or round?

How long is the barrel?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Hi -


The serial # XXXXX XXXXX

Round barrel, 3 3/8" long.



You have the Iver Johnson Target Sealed 8 Second Model double-action revolver with a blue finish and chambered in .22 rimfire. It holds 8 shot, has either a 4-1/2 or an 6 inch round barrel, and checkered wood or plastic grips. They were made from 1947-1954.

I cannot narrow the date of manufacturer closer than between 1947 and 1954 on that model.

Retail values:

Excellent: $230-$290
Very Good: $155-$185
Good: $120-$140

I hope this helps.

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