Iver Johnson Revolver

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Specifications

  • Iver Johnson Revolver
  • Calibers: .32 S&W, .38 S&W [Not Special]
  • Length:
  • Barrel Length: 2" or 3" in regular models and 3 1/4" in large models.


Trivia Note: An Iver Johnson Safety Automatic revolver was used by Leon Czolgosz to assassinate President William McKinley on September 6th, 1901. An Iver Johnson .22 caliber Cadet 55-A revolver was used to assassinate Senator Robert F. Kennedy on June 5th, 1968.

Iver Johnson Safety Automatic

Safety Automatic was a series of top-break revolvers, produced from 1894 to 1941. The "Safety Automatic" means the combination of Hammer-the-Hammer transfer bar safety system and the automatic ejection of cartridges upon breaking open the revolvers. Safety Automatic series include both models with external hammer and hammerless revolvers; each version was produced in three models, known as First, Second and Third.

Iver Johnson - .38 S&W
Iver Johnson 3rd Model Safety Automatic Hammerless - .38 S&W
Iver Johnson - .32 S&W
Iver Johnson Snub Nose - .32 S&W

The Iver Johnson Safety Automatic and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Sherlock Holmes William Gillette Sherlock Holmes 1916
Edward Fielding Dr. Watson
Ernest Maupain Prof. Moriarty
Mario Majeroni James Larrabee
Sherlock Holmes John Barrymore Sherlock Holmes 1922
Robert Schable Alf Bassick
William Powell Foreman Wells
Dragnet Girl Kinuyo Tanaka Tokiko 1933
The Thin Man Maureen O'Sullivan Dorothy Wynant 1934
Night Train to Munich Rex Harrison Gus Bennett 1940
Night Train to Munich Paul Henreid Capt. Karl Marsen 1940
Shadow of the Thin Man Alan Baxter "Whitey" Barrow Mocked up as a Colt Model 1903 1941
The House of Fear Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes 1945
Nigel Bruce Dr. Watson
Dennis Hoey Inspector Lestrade
Confidential Agent Fascists agents suppressed 1945
The Big Sleep Humphrey Bogart Philip Marlowe 1946
The Big Sleep Martha Vickers Carmen Sternwood 1946
Song of the Thin Man Patricia Morison Phyllis Talbin 1947
Pitfall Lizabeth Scott Mona Stevens 1948
Sudden Fear Joan Crawford Myra Hudson 1952
Sudden Fear Jack Palance Lester Blaine 1952
The Big Heat Lee Marvin Vince Stone Mocked up as a Luger P08 1953
The Weapon George Cole Joshua Henry Hammerless 1956
Dead Ringer Bette Davis Edith Phillips 1964
The Trygon Factor Cathleen Nesbitt Lady Livia Emberday 1966
Susan Hampshire Trudy Emberday
Detective Belli Florinda Bolkan Vera Fontana 1969
Every Thing You Always Wanted To Know About Sex * But Were Afraid To Ask John Carradine Dr. Bernardo 1972
Every Thing You Always Wanted To Know About Sex * But Were Afraid To Ask Woody Allen Victor 1972
The Wilby Conspiracy Persis Khambatta Dr. Persis Ray 1975
The Lady in Red FBI Agent 1979
Polyester Stiv Bators Bo-Bo 1981
Polyester Joni Ruth White La Rue 1981
Polyester Mink Stole Sandra Sullivan 1981
Polyester Tab Hunter Todd Tomorrow 1981
To Be or Not to Be Tim Matheson Lt. Andre Sobinski 1983
Blood Simple. John Getz Ray 1984
Blood Simple. Frances McDormand Abby 1984
Blood Simple. Dan Hedaya Marty 1984
Blood Simple. M. Emmet Walsh Private Investigator 1984
Night of the Comet Robert Beltran Hector Gomez 1984
Night of the Comet Catherine Mary Stewart Regina Belmont 1984
Appointment with Death Jenny Seagrove Sarah King 1988
Titanic Tim Curry Simon Doonan 1996
Ghost Ship crew-member 2002
The Scoundrel's Wife Posse member 2002
The Reaping Andrea Frankle Maddie McConnell 2007
The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (Jian hu nu xia Qiu Jin) Xin Xin Xiong Ao Feng 2011

Television

Title Actor Character Note/Episode Date
The Avengers 1961-1969
The Saint (T.V.) 1962-1969
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Robert Vaughn Napoleon Solo 1964-1968
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Janine Gray Angelique "The Deadly Games Affair" (S01E05) 1964-1968
Hogan's Heroes Ulla Strömstedt Myra "Diamonds in the Rough" (S02E03) 1966
Hogan's Heroes Robert Clary Cpl. Louis LeBeau "The Rise and Fall of Sergeant Schultz" (S02E06) 1966
Hogan's Heroes Otto Waldis Doctor "The Swing Shift" (S02E21) 1967
The Three Stooges
L.A. Confidential Jack McGee Jack's partner unsold pilot 2003
Nero Wolfe Seen during the opening credits 2012

Iver Johnson American Bulldog

Iver Johnson American Bulldog was a series of solid frame 5-shot revolvers, mostly chambered in .32 or .38 S&W calibers (but smaller and larger caliber versions also existed).

Iver Johnson Bulldog, production of U.S. Revolver Co. - .32
Iver Johnson Bulldog Model 1900 - .32

The Iver Johnson American Bulldog and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Hound of the Baskervilles Morton Lowry Stapleton 1939
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon Lionel Atwill Moriarty Model 1900 with pearl grips 1943
Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes
Nigel Bruce Dr. Watson
The Pearl of Death Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes Model 1900 with pearl grips 1944
Miles Mander Giles Conover
The Scarlet Claw Gerald Hamer Alistair Ramson Model 1900 with pearl grips 1944


Iver Johnson Model 55

Model 55 revolvers were produced by Iver Johnson company in 1950s-70s in several modifications. They were chambered mostly for .22 LR caliber but versions in .32 S&W and .38 S&W also existed. Models with short barrels were known as Cadet 55 while Target 55 models had 6" barrels.

A Cadet 55-A in .22 was used by Sirhan Sirhan to assassinate Robert Kennedy on June 5, 1968.

Iver Johnson Cadet 55

The Iver Johnson Model 55 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Revenge of the Ninja Various criminals 1983


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