Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Gun Pr0n #313

Today's gun pr0n is another shot from the maestro of metal himself, Wally. Five weeks ago he was kind enough to send in a couple pictures for GP#308, and he included this shot as well:

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.


Mopsr said...

Yea, we loves the old top-breaks in this house too.

Unknown said...

Wait, he's looking for .32 S&W BP loads? Is there something wrong with the gun? All the modern, factory smokeless .32 S&W short that I've found has been as mild as BP. Usually an 88-gr. bullet meandering along at 600fps.

As long as the gun is mechanically sound, it should be able to fire the modern smokeless stuff. I still fire my 1900-vintage S&W top break with it.

doubletrouble said...

Funny- I worked at IJ for a short time in my yute.
A few strange things are seen when one is an employee at a gun company in the 'old days'...