You see, Wally's got a dirty little secret. He's a serious fan of the old Iver-Johnson hammerless revolver. It's got to be one of those yin and yang things - make awesome AR-15s, have a hankering for ... esoteric revolvers. Here's his run-down:
Iver Johnson hammerless revolvers L-R:
.22 Long, SN in the 200 range, inherited from the anti-gun Mr Evans
.32 S&W, I've had this gun for 3 years and have yet to find suitable 32S&W black powder ammo
.38 S&W, this one is actually in really good shape (aside from actually being an I-J)
.38 S&W, inherited from my great uncle - once used this to defend against a mugger and steal the mugger's pants, and somehow and later also used this pistol to take a goat to feed the family
Now that's a story I'd like to hear. There's a few handguns I'd consider hunting with - my S&W Model 27 with 125 grain .357 Magnum JSP, f'rinstance - and an Iver-Johnson hammerless in .38 S&W would not be anywhere near the top of that list. I understand that opportunities present themselves (ask Borepatch about the deer we saw and hunting a la Glock), and sometimes you run with what ya brung, but still...
Thanks for sharing Wally!
Stay tuned for next week, when I reveal the second of two new T&E guns - there's a definite connection...
That is all.