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Under Floor Find
« on: March 24, 2021, 08:37:02 PM »
Hi Cosmoline Junkies,

My buddy, who's a general contractor, found this under the floor of a Victorian he was remodeling. There was corrosion, and it was froze up, but seems to function OK now, after soaking in some Kroil for a week. Iver Johnson 5 shot top break .38 in nickel (?). It's a pretty cool find even if it isn't worth much. PAX





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Re: Under Floor Find
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 10:28:31 PM »
Wow, very cool. Send updated pics when he cleans it up.

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Re: Under Floor Find
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 10:40:36 PM »
It is cleaned up, was almost black. My friend who found it, didn't care for firearms and gave it to me about 15 years ago. I have another IJ Hammerless .32 that's a total wreck. I turned it into a "Pistol whipping training pistol" display. I put it in a shadow bow labeled "Detroit Metro Circa 1893" :cool: PAX
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Re: Under Floor Find
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 09:30:02 AM »
neat find on his part and cool he gave it to you. nice to have friends like him.
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Re: Under Floor Find
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2021, 01:41:58 PM »
Is that a shoulder holster?
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Re: Under Floor Find
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2021, 03:31:42 PM »
Is that a shoulder holster?

Yes it is. Got it from a cobbler 40 years ago. My Jaguar used to live in it. PAX
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Re: Under Floor Find
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2021, 04:46:20 PM »
Great find!
I found a Colt .38 New Police Special - under the floorboards of a house I was helping to demo several years ago!

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Re: Under Floor Find
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2021, 06:45:34 PM »
thats awsome , all the scummy floors ive ripped up in my days and no treasure joy for me,lol
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Re: Under Floor Find
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2021, 01:23:44 AM »
Pretty cool find! I had a top break like that in .38 Short Colt. It always made me nervous to fire that pistol. Never got used to the top break action.

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Re: Under Floor Find
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2021, 10:50:07 AM »
Nice gun - wonder what the story was?  Who put it there and when?  Wish she could tell the history....