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Old July 14, 2000, 09:24 PM   #1
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Is there anyway to determine if it is pre 1899?
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Old July 16, 2000, 10:41 PM   #2
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I can't find anything on Eastern Arms. It may have been a trade name or store brand. Even if by a known maker, it would probably not be possible to determine an manufacturing date.

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Old July 17, 2000, 06:50 AM   #3
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Clark:
Jim is correct. According to my records Eastern Arms is a trade name used by Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works on shotguns and inexpensive revolvers made for Sears & Roebuck of Chicago.

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Old July 21, 2000, 12:28 AM   #4
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"The Standard Catalog of Firearms 6th edition" says Eastern is Sears is Iver Johnson.

Numerich Catalog #22 says Eastern is Sears is Savage or Stevens.

The revolver is like an IJ, but stouter barrel.
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Old July 22, 2000, 09:59 PM   #5
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I don't know how important it is that the gun be pre 1899, but who is prepared to argue either way? There is simply no proof of the manufacturing date.

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Old July 23, 2000, 09:11 PM   #6
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This is the site to check for date on the revolver.Gives dates of manufacturing for Ivey Johnson http://www2.arkansas.net/~sws1/ij-antiq.htm

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