Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/Iver Johnson Supershot Sealed Eight

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Can you give me any information concerning the Iver Johnson Supershot Sealed Eight with the serial number on the trigger guard 4369.  Also, can this gun utilize caliber .22 and .22 long rifle.

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Wendell

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Hello Wendell.
  First, it was manufactured from 1932-1954. One of the most well balanced revolver in the IJ line. The adjustable rear sight was known as the model 833,with non-adjustable rear sight model 88, both known as the 22 Supershot Sealed Eight. An excerpt from the 1933 IJ catalogue states 'Sealed cartridges...The chambers and the extractor are counter bored so the heads of the cartridge are flush with the face of the cylinder...thus avoiding the bursting of the rim which could hot gas to be expelled.' The serial number 4369 was manufactured as one of the very first runs of this model. there were 4,500 manufactured in 1932. The most current  Fjasted's Blue Book of Gun Values gives this revolver a standard value of $140-$275, depending on condition. I hope this helps answer your question and thank you for asking for me. Charles Gage Yes, it will shoot 22lr.

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I can answer questions dealing with firearms and their development due to western expansion. I can answer most questions about any firearms of the world manufactured after the Civil War(1868 - present. I can offer safety warnings about these. I can offer opinions and the reasons behind these. I can also answer questions about Iver Johnson firearms. I can identify by pictures most firearms. If your question involves a firearm you have access to, please include a good quality photo with your question.

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I have been at the study of firearms and their use since my first issue of Field and Stream in 1962.At that time I was completely devoted to rifles, but over the years I have experienced the thrill of the hunt with handguns, shotguns and of course rifles. I moved from Oklahoma to New Mexico in 1972 and, since, I have taken numerous game and non-game animals with all firearms (cannons excluded)including blackpowder muzzleloading rifles,shotguns and handguns. My favorite handgun for large non-game animals, such as feral hogs, is my Uberti replica of a 1847 Colt Walker. Very heavy, but accurate.

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I am a 1973 high school graduate. Junior and senior year I developed a class on Wildlife Depredation and Conservation of our Rocky Mountain states. My specialty was the brown bear.

Awards and Honors
New Mexico Hunter Safety Program Instructor 15 year award.

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