IDing the make and model of this revolver isn’t going to present TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia with much of a challenge. It’s hardly an exotic firearms. The mystery here: who owned it? And once you’ve got that sorted, what other guns did he own?
Some form of Schofield revolver, what model and who owned it I dont know.
The Schofield Kid obviously.
Is that the Iver Johnson .32 Automatic Safety revolver that Leon Czolgosz used to assassinate President William McKinley?
No, but you’re in the right ballpark.
Sirhan Sirhan’s Iver 22?
My first thought as well..
Looks like an S&W Model 3. Wyatt Earp used one or more of these, not sure who else.
My dad has one of the .44 Russian versions of these guns.
Edit: I take that back. I think PeterC is correct. The grips weren’t right for a S&W and a little more digging pretty much confirmed it.
Looks to me like a S&W Model 3, no ideawho owned it.
I do see what appears to be a 7 scratched above the grip, that intrigues me.
Bird’s Head Iver Johnson.
Owned by Maeda – Right before she goes to jail
Leon Czolgsz Iver Johnson, used to assassinate Pres. William Mckinley.
Edit: nevermind, just read the other post.
Mark Twain I believe.
Agreed on the Iver Johnson Safety Revolver.
As far as owner, I’ll venture a guess Teddy Roosevelt probably added one of these to his collection as one directly lead to his presidency.
Since you mentioned ‘other guns’ owned, TR seems like a logical guess as he had a vast collection. The most notable in my opinion was the Holland & Holland .500/.450 Double Rifle used in his expedition stocking the smithsonian.
There is a presidential connection.
I was just at the newly opened NRA museum in the Bass Pro shop in Springfield MO. They have on display TR’s Holland and Holland double rifle and his engraved, pearl handled Browning model 1900 White House bedside pistol. (Those were different times!).
The only somewhat famous person I know what owned Schoefields was Jesse James the outlaw.
I own an almost identical revolver, only it has a hidden hammer. I believe a gun like that was used by Jack Ruby to kill Lee Harvey Oswald. Is it Jack Ruby’s gun?
Iver Johnson Safety Revolver, Owned by Leon Czolgosz. He used it to shoot President McKinley.
Yep, McKinley assassination. Iver Johnson Serial Number 463344
An early model Armalite used by Alexander Hamilton in the charge up Pikes Peak against the Spanish. In full auto mode it provided devastating fire at the squad level. Currently classified as a crew served Class 4 device by the ATF.
I own a US Revolver clone of that basic design (I see only one or two details differences) in .22 LR. It’s so rough that I don’t trust firing it (I removed the firing pin, just to make sure). But it belonged to my grandfather – so in the safe it stays.
Sirhan sirhan used a
This is a first safety owned by lee Harvey Oswald
Sirhan used an 8 shot .22. This pic doesn’t look to be a .22 or have an 8 round cylinder…
CORRECT! Give that man a cigar! Seriously, email your snail mail to email@example.com and I’ll send you a proper cigar.
Itchy wins. As irock350 pointed out (too late) below, the gun was featured in a recent Daily Mail article on an upcoming auction of Oswald’s stuff.
That’d have to be property of Charles Guiteau used on president James Garfield.
The Hopkins & Allen .44 spl. Leon Czolgesz(sp.) used to kill President Garfield?
As to what other arms he owned, not a clue.
Is this the revolver Lee Harvey Oswald owned and shot the Dallas Police man with?
Edit: Nope. I looked it up. He had a snub nosed revolver
Winner winner chicken dinner
But not the gun he used to kill, just owned.
OK So it was Oswalds gun, but not one he used.
“Compared to iconic names like Smith & Wesson and Colt, Iver Johnson is not much more than a historical footnote except for very recently). However, if you’re going to be a footnote in U.S. arms manufacturing history, being an infamous one certainly makes things more interesting, a feat Iver Johnson achieved as a result of its revolvers being used to assassinate both President William McKinley in 1901 and Senator Robert Kennedy in 1968.”
Don’t forget the gun allegedly planted on/carried by Dillinger.
President James Garfield?
Lee Harvey Oswald Iver Johnson First Model Safety Automatic Hammerless Top Break revolver
I think you nailed it.
Hammerless? I know my eyes aren’t as good as they once were but that revolver in the picture looks like it has a hammer.
I don’t know all the guns he allegedly owned but he is supposed to have owned a Carcano Model 91/38.
He did. That’s what he used to kill Kennedy.
Killed him with that superbullet he did. Killed him dead.
Naw, just an ordinary bullet for an ordinary man. Bullets been getting the job done for centuries.
A single rifle bullet injuring two people? Inconceivable!!!
Could just be a myth, but years ago I heard of a single bullet wounding the same guy 7-8 times. Something to do with his body position and the surfaces he was against.
All of you are wrong! Its a Glock 7 !
i’m not so sure, that doesn’t look like its made out of porcelain 😉
And it sure don’t look like it costs more than I make in a month.
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