Re: Ivar Johnson's Pistol
I have from my great uncle a pistol (serial # 29461) that he and his partner used as a bar gun (under the counter) in their saloon in Portland, Ore. before it became a state. On top it reads: Pat. Apr. 686 Feb.1587 May 1087 Dec. 2693 Pat's Pending. And to my surprise, it can still fire. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe it could be an Ivar Johnson first model. In my genaology papers I have the name of the saloon, and I think there is also an address/ or location of it in the late 1800's. Have you come across any other old pistols of this kind?