examined by museum staff

Similar weapon on display


March 25, 2021

Photo courtesy of the Sweetwater County Historical Museum

Danny Tuttle of Green River with the Iver Johnson Safety Automatic revolver left to him by his great grandfather, who found it in the desert near Rawlins in the 1940s.

A budding historian brought a century-old handgun to the Sweetwater County Historical Museum for examination this week.

Six-year-old Danny Tuttle of Green River, a regular museum visitor, is the owner of a badly rusted revolver that was found hidden beneath a rock in the desert near Rawlins by his great-grandfather, Jesse Lloyd Tuttle. The revolver was discovered in the 1940s. Museum staff determined the pistol to be a .38-caliber Iver Johnson Safety Automatic revolver, which first appeared on the market around 1896.

The company placed particular emphasis on the revolver's safety system, wh...

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