Iver Johnson “AMERICAN BULL DOG” .38 Centerfire DOUBLE ACTION Revolver C&R
Turn of the Century Self Defense Revolver
Here we present a Iver Johnson “AMERICAN BULL-DOG” .38 Double Action Revolver, made circa 1883 through 1899 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Iver Johnson was a U.S. firearms, bicycle, and motorcycle manufacturer from 1871 to 1993. The company shared the same name as its founder, Norwegian-born Iver Johnson (1841–1895). The revolver was a small, sturdy, well-built self-defense weapon, ideal for potent conceal and carry in the closing decade of the tumultuous 19th Century.
This revolver features a double/single action trigger and five shots of .38 S&W. The top of the barrel is marked “AMERICAN BULL DOG” and the grips have a dog head (more of a Spaniel) molded into them. The entirety is very nicely nickel plated.
The nickel finish remains bright and reflective! The action operates in double action only. The cylinder indexes intermittently on two of the five chambers. The bore is bright in good shape. Both grips are firm, with minimal handling wear. Here is a nice piece of history to collect and display!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 2-1/2 inches in length.
Caliber: .38 S&W
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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