42 Comments

  1. Rob Ayers on November 20, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Where can I get new parts for this gun

  2. Kevin Collier on November 20, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Really nice treatment for a nice old gun that needed some TLC. I am a sucker for "mud puppies" like that too.

  3. Douglas Tardiff on November 20, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    how do you tell how old the iver johnston is?

  4. Joe Howard on November 20, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Touching base a year later here. Did some research on this gun, and all the Iver Johnson Top Breaks sold under the name US Revolver company were designed for smokeless powder. And the Iver Johnson Safety Hammer Guns that have four pins in the frame over the trigger guard and under the cylinder are also made for smokeless. From "Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works 1871-1993" by W.E. Goforth.

  5. FaceXIII on November 20, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    I found one of these rusted solid at my in-laws house. I can’t get the screw out of the grip. It spins but the small ring that the screw attached to on the other grip also spins. Any suggestions?

  6. Patan Valle on November 20, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    Very good job… greetings from Buenos Aires

  7. Tim Henry on November 20, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    This was a very helpful video. I enjoy restoring relics like this. You mentioned dating yours, I have a blued version of this 38sw numbered 22423 could you share how to date and I would assume it’s black powder?

  8. Michael Gonzalez Gonzo’s world on November 20, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Hi there I have the same pistol but I’m thinking the cylinder stop is not working or worn out can u tell me if the cylinder stop is a separate piece or is it connected to the trigger please reply and thank you .
    Mike G …😀

  9. kb0brd on November 20, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    I have one of those in 32. How do you date it?

  10. Jacob Obanion on November 20, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Can you show reassembly please.

  11. Dr. Barry Craig Garneau Esq. on November 20, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Those old ones prices going for 150 plus. 10yrs ago could buy them for 35-45 bucks. Blue it naw, plate it. I have done a bunch of 25 cal Spanish ones. I hate bluing. Spray on stuff fills in letters etc.

  12. Neil Rodreick on November 20, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    I have a 32 5 shot S&W nickel plated I would like to take down I have removed the screw for the front half to come off but the part that, that screw. Goes into wont come out not sure which side it come out. Also what is the best way to polish it up there is a. Lot. Of pits and the nichel is almost gone on most of it .please help me.

  13. Steve Ruddy on November 20, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Would have loved seeing a video of you putting it back together

  14. David Nelson on November 20, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    I’ve got the same one. Would love to figure out what year it was made. The 38 target loads are spendy but it’s fun to shoot every once in awhile. Shot a grouse with it couple years ago. I traded a Remington 22 semi auto that I didn’t care for. A buddy wanted it and traded me for it. I feel I got the better end of the trade. Fun little 38 that’s pretty compact.

  15. Joe Howard on November 20, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Magnum68, per my yesterday’s response to the thread Tim Henry started, I fired my .38 US Revolver at the range today. When I used a load that duplicated 1915 specs from an old gun book, substituting Unique in appropriate proportion to the Bullseye Powder used in the chart I had, the load fired right to point of aim at about 8-9 yards with me resting both elbows on the shooting bench with a two hand grip. I used a 145 grain bullet specifically designed for .38 S&W with 3 grains of Unique. I did not expect this kind of accuracy. My reduced pressure loads of 125 grain bullet (designed for .38 Spl) over 2.5 grains of Trail Boss shot low and to the left. I also put some new loads from a company called MiWall (who sells exclusivley at gun shows). 158 grain bullets set deep in the brass and they, not surprisingly, shot high. I found this piece to be a very comfortable shooting gun for a gun that was probably not designed for target shooting. The metal in it feels as sturdy as that in my old Smith and Wesson Model 2 Spur-Triggers. I found the ejector usually did not throw the spent shells clear of the gun, but left most of them hanging in place after the ejector returned to resting place, and I usually had to knock shells those out with my finger. And a nice safety feature–you can’t open the gun after firing without putting the gun in the safety notch or close it all the way after loading cartridges without the safety notch engaged. I am very pleased with it and only paid $175 for it. Made in 1911 with a shiny bore and solid mechanicals. Get yours out to the range!

  16. Thomas Griffin on November 20, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    I have a Iver Johnson’s Arms and Cycle Works out of Fitchburg, Mass. USA chambered in 38 S&W. It is nickled plated in 95% condition. Black plastic grips with an owl face and some floral designs on the grips.
    Would this be the same pistol you are referring to? There are no caliber markings but it is a 38S&W 5 shot revolver. Pat. Date looks like Aug. 24

  17. Matt Adamo on November 20, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    Found one in my late grandpas collection, took it out fired 50 rounds no malfunctions! Going to leave as-is, gotta love a good wheel gun!

  18. Vintage Guns & Stuff on November 20, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    Actually they do hold their value if they’re in really good shape and original blueing or original nickel plating that’s not in bad shape at all. I’ve seen these go to $300 $400 or $500 depending on the condition. If they’re in horrible condition you know rusted, nickel plating is so worn blowing is coming off they go from $50 to $200. So the better condition that you have the more money you’ll get for them. They’ve become kind of collector out there

  19. darwindaserste on November 20, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Cuando vendí parte de mi colección, me reservé los S&W y los WEBLEY. Entre los de cal. 38 (Top Break) que vendí, que eran 27 en total, había uno exactamente igual a este que se puede apreciar en el video.
    En muchas partes de América Latina, se les conoce como "lechuceros", en la errónea creencia que se utilizaban para matar lechuzas.
    Pero el mote "lechucero", proviene de las cabezas de buhos, que tenían los IVER JOHNSON en ambas cachas.
    Ahora ya nadie se interesa por estas joyitas del pasado, pero conservo 2 Webley, uno "P. Webley & Son" MK III, 4", y el otro, es un "Webley & Scott" MK IV, 4" de los años 1952 -1953, aproximadamente. Ambos son de 6 rounds.
    De S&W, conservo un "Safety Hamerless", 3", 5 rds, y un "Perfect", 5 rds, 4", a cual en mejor estado.
    El modelo "Perfect", es el que tiene doble cierre, top break, and other on left side, como si fuera un revólver de volcar. Puede ser muy bien considerado el "Modelo de Transcisión", al volcarse luego la casa Smith & Wesson, a la producción masiva de los Swivel model, "de volcar", habiéndo sido su primer .38 s&w ctg, el "Regulation Police", de volcar.

  20. Todd Wunn on November 20, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    Can you recommend me to someone who does gun restorations in the Maryland area?

    Yours looks great and after seeing yours redone I’d like to do the same for mine as I have the exact same model

    It’s decoration more than anything but I’d still like to pretty it up a bit if possible

  21. Jimbo Telegraphis on November 20, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    I just cleaned mine. I want to fire it ASAP.

  22. dj jd on November 20, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    hey sir i have one copy paste of your gun but i have proplem it dosent have hammer i hope u can gimme any account for u to contact with u pls
    i just nees hammer design pls

  23. Dr. Barry Craig Garneau Esq. on November 20, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    I have seen a lot of people on YouTube shooting old Top breakers and old-timers from pre-1900. I have seen the box off the shelf Not black powder, ammo. I have seen parts guns with blown cylinders. I have a 22 from 1873 .I use 22 bb/or 6mm Flobert BBcaps. Yes inside my porch. They bury themselves in plywood. In the land of Biden/Coumo ammo is rare.

  24. Murray L on November 20, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Hello, so I saw one of these at the store the other day and absolutely fell in love with it, I don’t think it’s a black powder variant because it was chambered in .22 short, but finding out anything about these guns is a challenge. There is not a lot on the internet, anyhow the one problem it had is I think the hammer doesn’t lock when it’s cocked back, would you have any clue how difficult of a fix that would be? Or is it SOL? (I was thinking about buying it is why I ask)

  25. Vintage Guns & Stuff on November 20, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    What did you order that spring for the cam? You said when you were putting back together it flew out and broke or something and you said you had to order it. I was just wondering what company did you order it from? I appreciate it thank you

  26. Roy Lane on November 20, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    I have a S&W OTG that does not have or the cylinder lock lever or hand that comes up from the trigger to hold the cylinder inline needs replaced. What is thatparticular piece called?

  27. William Gallagher on November 20, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    Do you know how to fix it if the auto ejector won’t work

  28. Gary J on November 20, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    It looks really good.

  29. Prosperity First on November 20, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    I have this same exact gun.. and its a neat little pistol.. i wonder why mine is 6shot and all the rest are 5 shots

  30. HackKillers76 on November 20, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    That sonic cleaner did WONDERS! I’m impressed. You sure saved that gun!

  31. Kyle C.G on November 20, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Know where to get a trigger return spring for these ? Also what would you do for poor cylinder lockup ?

  32. Malgremor on November 20, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Nickel plate doesn’t age well. I’ve noticed in the old gun ads, nickel guns sold for a dollar or so cheaper than the blued versions. I think nickel plating started in the mid-1860s.

  33. rob winter on November 20, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Question: My Iver Johnson trigger when cocked back does not hold. What part is broken. Enjoyed the video – I plan to restore this like you did. Mine has no serial – is that normal?

  34. Eric Luck on November 20, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    I have one that belonged to my great uncle that I would like to get restored, would that be something you would like to do

  35. ArmADa GunShow on November 20, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Very nice vidéo

  36. Roy Lane on November 20, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    The part I am referring to I beleive after looking closer may be part of the trigger itself.

  37. Russian Ultra Nationalist on November 20, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Any advice for the latch not locking on this?

  38. joseph lahood on November 20, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Yes I do have a question . I just took apart and cold blued a .32 IV Er Johnson and am also missing that ejector spring. Was driving me nuts till I saw this. Please give me the part name? I need one too.Joe

  39. Kyle Bickley on November 20, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Help! How do I contact you?

  40. Magnum68 on November 20, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Here’s a link to my latest video with more to come! Lookin forward to your questions and comments! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GftL46KUU4

  41. Onig Aipat on November 20, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Thank you, after I saw your video, I was able to put my US revolver CA. 38 S&W back together again, after 6 months unasembled in a box.

  42. Leandro Amaya on November 20, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Tengo el mismo revolver, pero nose porque no dispara, no sale la bala
    Lo revise y hice todo lo q dicen los videos, no encontré solución

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