Guns, Firearms, Projectile Weapon Sports/IJ Supershot Sealed Eight 22lr


Hi Charles,  I have the above revolver serial 71XX on the bottom of the trigger guard.  I would say the pistol is in 95%+ cond. I've fired about half a box of 22lr since I've had it then the firing pin through the hammer or the transfer bar will not strike the shell casings. A very young "gunsmith" at a local shooting range told me the firing pin was broken.  Since the gun is in such nice shape and looks like it hasn't been handled nor fired that much it doesn't sound right.  I know this is skimpy info, but I'd like your take on it.

Thanks in advance,  Rich

Hello Rich.
You are correct about the grip. It was a 'grip slip' I made. I do so much research on the .32 & .38 caliber Top Break Safety Automatic's that do have the two sided grips. The SuperShot Sealed Eight does have a one piece checkered walnut grip called the HI-HOLD grip by the factory. The serial number is stamped on the bottom of the trigger guard and left side of the grip frame. You will still need to take the grip off to find the letter pre-fix. It will most likely be an 'L' making it a first model manufactured in 1933. I don't have any data on the third model 'A' serial numbers for the SuperShot Sealed Eight at this time. It was a 'slip', and am very sorry if it caused any problems. Thank you for your ratings. Charles Gage

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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.


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.

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.

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New Mexico Hunter Safety Program Instructor 15 year award.

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