View Full Version : US REVOLVER Co. Indentification info. please

the old trapper
April 21, 2009, 05:33 PM
This beauty came from and old torn down jail house in South Central Texas!
Barrel length is 5 & 1/2", 38 cal.,Stamped top of frame 'U. S. Revolver Co. Made in The USA. ,5 shot, free spin cyclinder,# 20825 on trigger guard.No other markings , and did not remove left or right gripes.Took it to Cabelas and stumped him, He said not Iver Johnson, but thought it was interesting. any info is appreciated. Three pictures attached.

Mike Irwin
April 21, 2009, 07:03 PM
It is an Iver Johnson in that it's a "house brand" gun made by IJ under the USRCO name. It was IJ's way of getting a piece of the low-end market when they were primiarly selling mid-level handguns.

Jim Watson
April 21, 2009, 07:25 PM
It sure LOOKS like an I.J. economy model. But the grips are unusual, the only pictures I could find, the hard rubber grips have a U.S. logo. Kind of like a USFA SAA clone. Yours are different and interesting.

the old trapper
April 21, 2009, 08:47 PM
I realize that its low end, and interesting, but how can I be sure it's an Iver J.? I think the gripes are the main way to tell for sure who made this puppy. Thanks for your input so far!!

the old trapper
April 21, 2009, 08:57 PM
Here is a better photo of the grip design. Tom

April 21, 2009, 10:49 PM
The grips are Forehand & Wadsworth prior to being purchased by Iver Johnson. If the gun is marked U.S. Revolver it's an Iver Johnson built from Forehand parts.

the old trapper
April 22, 2009, 09:26 AM
Thanks HAWG !! I now know a whole lot more, then when I got here. Never to old to listen and learn.
Thanks Tom