Mystery Revolver Question

Capital_NickCapital_Nick Member Posts: 13 ✭✭
A number of years ago my grandfather had a revolver.  I was pretty young at the time and don't remember much about it.  It was either a .22 or .25.  Small frame.  Blued finish.  5 or 6 inch barrel.  The retail box it was in said "Lucky 7" or "Lucky Number Seven" in big letters because it was a 7 shot.  I want to say the box might have been green or green and brown.  My uncle has unfortunately since sold it so I don't even have a reference anymore.

It's a real crap shoot, but does anyone have any idea what it could have been or who the manufacturer was?  Has anyone ever come across the same box?


  • mac10mac10 Member Posts: 1,006 ✭✭✭
  • nunnnunn Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 35,091 ******
    I just sold a H&R Trapper Model .22 revolver, and it held 7 shots.

    So, it ain't necessarily a Rohm.
  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    edited May 20
    RG started in the 1950's.  I'm thinking something older like Iver Johnson, Hopkins and Allen or some Belgian or Spanish knockoff/clone.

    added Well perhaps you should consider looking at some old catalogs like a Sears and Roebuck 1900's catalog it might jar your memory a little.  I once had a nice little H&R 9 shooter.  The cylinder pin was used to push out the empties but I think it had a notch in the shield so rounds could be pushed into the empty cylinder.  It was a very good shooting pistol, shouldn't have gave it away.  Just a thought a 7 could be a worn 9 on an old box.
  • Capital_NickCapital_Nick Member Posts: 13 ✭✭
    edited May 19
    Similar to this style but this one is a six shot.  Barrel wasn't as long.  Maybe half or just over half.  Could have been an RG as he was born in 1916.  I don't think his was a magnum.  And I *think* it wasn't a swing-out.  You had to take the cylinder out completely to reload.  At least that's what my fuzzy memory remembers seeing when my dad was unloading it one day back in the early 90's.  But the gun was much older.

  • nononsensenononsense Member, Moderator Posts: 10,587 ******
    Comprehensive reference books on revolvers will probably be the most help. Searching the internet these days becomes more a problem than a solution.
    Model 1 Revolver

    Originally called the Seven Shooter, the Model 1 was introduced in 1857.  This .22 rim fire revolver was the first practical cartridge revolver and its introduction heralded the end of percussion firearms.

  • TRAP55TRAP55 Member Posts: 7,969 ✭✭✭
    If it was a 7 shot, and the cylinder had to be removed to load/unload, it was either a Iver Johnson 1900, or a H&R Trapper.
  • Capital_NickCapital_Nick Member Posts: 13 ✭✭
    TRAP55 said:
    If it was a 7 shot, and the cylinder had to be removed to load/unload, it was either a Iver Johnson 1900, or a H&R Trapper.

    Neither of those styles match what I remember.  I should restate what I said about the cylinder.  It definitely wasn't a swing-out.  But I think you might have been able to load and unload it without having to take it out.  My dad did so because I think he wasn't sure on how to get the rounds out that were already in there.  So he just ended up taking the whole cylinder off.
  • yonsonyonson Member Posts: 577 ✭✭
    Iver J. had a short barrel.  Trapper seems to fit the description but don't know about "Lucky Seven".  Using the cylinder pin to remove spent brass is un-handy, a nail works just fine.
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