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Old October 20, 2006, 11:19 PM   #1
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Iver Johnson .22 sealed 8 Revolver

I went to the gun shop today to look at reloading items and a cheap Iver
Johnson Sealed 8 jumped out of the case and followed me home.

Dispite this gun age, it looks like it was brand new. The gun can be
loaded by pulling the hammer to it's 2nd position and loading directly into chamber. Look's like to eject the spent cases the cyl has to be pulled.

I might be able to eject the spent cases with a wooden dowel in the load mode
which will beat pulling the cyl everytime to unload.

It's has a all steel frame with fixed sights. Going to the range tommorrow to see how it shoots. I like the look and feel of this gun. The SA/DA action felt real
smooth.
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Old October 21, 2006, 01:10 PM   #2
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I have one of these. It's my Dad's ole gun. The cylinder pin is quickly removed and used to punch the empties..........Creeker
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Old October 21, 2006, 01:52 PM   #3
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Lah I was searching the internet and came across a sealed 8 in the original
box along with a ejector rod for removing spent cases. A picture showed the
ejector rod to just be a allen wrench. So i went into my tool box and pulled
out a allen that works as a perfect ejector. I can eject these now about as fast as I can using my single six.

This gun is accurate enough for my purposes. At the range today I hit 10, 9,
8 with only a couple of flyers. The groupings at 25 feet was 2 to 4 inches
which is typical of my shooting. Even if I rent Smiths I usually end up shooting this way.
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Old October 22, 2006, 05:01 PM   #4
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I hope you enjoy the little gun for a long time. If you get a chance to post a picture, I would enjoy it...........Creeker
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Old October 22, 2006, 07:27 PM   #5
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I picked up an Iver Johnson 22 SUPERSHOT a couple of years ago. It's a pretty nice piece of work- breaktop 9 shot. Last built in 1939. This revolver has no rust, but does have the patina you see in an old blued gun. It is tight as it probably was new. The sights are difficult and the trigger will pinch you if your not careful. I don't shoot it a lot, but I admire the craftsmanship. Hold on to yours and pass it on.

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Old October 23, 2006, 09:40 AM   #6
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I like Iver Johnson and H&R revolvers. They were the Chevy Biscaynes of their day. They filled a niche. Nothing fancy about them...unless you're talking about the brass blade sight on the Sealed 8. I stumbled across an IJ Sealed 8 and a Cadet .38 several years ago and bought them without hesitation.
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Old October 24, 2006, 08:54 AM   #7
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Lah I will post some pictures of this gun when I get home. If you can post one of your gun as well.
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Old October 24, 2006, 12:02 PM   #8
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Here's a picture of my sealed 8 using my web camera.
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Old October 24, 2006, 12:08 PM   #9
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Here's mine. It needs cleaned from being stored. The old oil has left a film. Front sight is missing and the breach end of cylinder is a little beat up.
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Old October 24, 2006, 12:51 PM   #10
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Lah - Your gun is in pretty good condition considering it's age. I really love these old guns. I got two gun shops on the look out for H&R's .22 LR.

I live in MA where there are gun compliancy list that will not allow a gun transfer from another state unless the gun is on the list. So Guns America, Gun auction and other sources of guns can not be transfered if it's not on the list.

A noncompliant gun can only be sold here if it's been in the state since 1999.

If it was not for this law I would have a field day collecting IJ's, and H&R's.
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Old October 25, 2006, 06:49 PM   #11
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Nothing fancy about them, but they still work fine, and still make their owners happy.
I have shot IJ's that were 100 years old, and still did all they were supposed to do.
They are very interesting to me...many were carried as protection back in the "old days", and they deserve respect.

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Old October 26, 2006, 12:26 PM   #12
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Dogngun - There are several other models of IJ and H&R's I intend to own. I really don't care that they don't have much value. They are not investments and I don't intend to get rid of them. I have enough son's (4) and nephews
to pass these on.

I have a special fund that I don't touch just in case one of these revolvers show up at the two gun stores I buy from. My interest are in 22's which i shoot the heck out of.
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Old June 29, 2009, 09:37 AM   #13
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Iver Johnson supershot sealed 8

I have one in fair condition with a serial number of 1018.
Anyone have a clue to the year of its birth...
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Old June 29, 2009, 05:51 PM   #14
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Welcome to the board Hollister. I can't answer your question but it's good to have you here............Creeker
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Old January 22, 2010, 04:00 PM   #15
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IJ Sealed 8 question

I just purchased one of these sealed 8's because I thought it looked like a really cool firearm. I loved the feel of it. I have a question about it though. Do any of you know if this is a double-action firearm. It looks as though it is but I think the mechanism doesn't work or is worn out that holds the hammer back. I haven't been able to find anything on this. Any help would be great.
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Old January 22, 2010, 06:15 PM   #16
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Welcome to the board but I can be of no help. Sounds like maybe the hammer sear notch is broken if the hammer won't stay back..............Creeker
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Old January 22, 2010, 06:39 PM   #17
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Those look like they load function and are triggered just like my H&R 1906!



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Old January 22, 2010, 07:07 PM   #18
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You see old Iver Johnsons all the time for cheap. I've got an IJ in 32 S&W, that I inherited years ago. Question is, does anyone actually shoot an IJ? I've never fired mine.
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Old January 22, 2010, 09:15 PM   #19
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I fired mine 40 years ago but not since....................Creeker


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Old January 22, 2010, 11:00 PM   #20
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I've never fired my IJ .32 either, and have no idea of its age. Does anyone have serial # / age info? Mines serial# 188XX. Interesting little gun.



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Old May 15, 2011, 07:25 AM   #21
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I have one of these, and have always shot 22LR out of it. Noticing that the cylinder is much longer then the 22LR I was wondering what caliber it really was? 22 WMR? 22WRF?
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Old May 15, 2011, 08:21 AM   #22
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I'm no expert but only know of the Sealed 8 as chambered in 22LR. I'll be first to learn though from the knowledge here.
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Old May 15, 2011, 08:49 AM   #23
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Question is, does anyone actually shoot an IJ?
Yup, Shoot this one quite a bit. Fun little .22. It actually unloads pretty quick if you pull the pin, and knock out the empties with it. Quicker than I can do with a Single Six.

Trigger isn't up to Colt or S&W standards, but it's still not half bad. Can't imagine getting something better for about $100.
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Old May 15, 2011, 09:08 AM   #24
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IMHO, they are super-cheapies.
They had a trigger pull that could break your finger.
I've had a couple over the years and couldn't sell them, no one wants them.
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Old May 15, 2011, 10:56 AM   #25
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Sealed Eight

That's mine, wood grip, 6" bbl. Bought one when I was a Junior in High School for $25.00 and shot thousands of rounds with it. Took it to San Diego when I was in the Navy, and traded it in on a 1911 reblued, and got $10.00 for the Sealed Eight in trade. The 1911 was priced at $39.00 at a big gunshop on National Avenue in National City. I want to recreate my youth, and found an excellent Sealed Eight, but it has the later plastic grips. Still have my eye out for one in excellent condition with the wood. Those were the days.
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