Topbreaks (Safety Hammer) .38 cal. S&W large frame
Owl is looking to the barrel, cylinder is free wheeling when at rest, for black powder cartridges. Model 1, First Model or Old Model.
Single top latch, 100'000 were produced in 1894, serial number without letter prefix, marked on the top of the barrel rib:
IVER JOHNSON'S ARMS & CYCLE WORKS
PAT'D.APR.6.86.FEB.15.87.MAY 10.87.DEC.26.93 PAT'S PENDING
serial number 8094 marked on the butt. Rifling is strong with minor pitting. The latch spring could be tighter. Looks good and functions well.
This revolver is in good condition considering it is over 118 years old. This piece of workmanship has been around before airplanes, cars and telephones. Finish 100% chrome plated. The overall condition is very good with the early hammer cover pinned onto the frame. Grips are excellent.
This is the scarce version with the hammer shroud that is not integral to the frame, thus dating it prior to 1898. Fires centerfire .38 S&W ammo, 5" barrel. The best part is that it is an ANTIQUE and does NOT REQUIRE AN FFL. Sold as an Antique ~ no guarantees, warranties, or liabilities for any actual usage. If any firearms are to be used for shooting purposes, a qualified gunsmith should inspect them first.
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