A fine American Tycoon No4 .41 rimfire revolver by Johnson & Bye. Circa 1873-1888. Engraved on the top strap TYCOON No4. Rosewood birds head grips. Stamped on the frame .41 CAL. In 1871, Johnson joined with Martin Bye to form the Johnson Bye & Company, merging his own and Martin Bye's gun-smithing operations. During this period, Johnson and Bye filed for and received several new firearms features improvement patents. Their primary revenues came from the sale of their self designed and manufactured models of revolvers. The serial numbers for each frame size and model started at 1 and ran to 99,999 ( This particular model is serial 337 an early number in the first year of production). The company's name changed to Iver Johnson & Company in 1883 upon Johnson's purchase of Bye's interest in the firm. Bye continued to work in the firearm industry for the remainder of his life. In very good condition retaining all it's original nickel plating with little sign of wear and use. Nice crisp action. A very good example of a scarce .41 rimfire revolver made in the first year of production. Ref 2629.
This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only.
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