Iver Johnson Cadet 55 (25b)
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This grip kit fits the solid frame Iver Johnson Cadet 55,
which uses two round spacers on the back of each grip to
prevent the grip from turning about the mounting screw.
The kit comes with two panels, mounting hardware installed,
and four round spacers which you sand flat on one side
and epoxy glue to the back of the grip, in alignment with
the frame. Two of the spacers have holes for the mounting
screw to pass through.
The Cadet came out about 1955 and was offered in 22. Later
versions were chambered for .32 S&W, and .38 S&W. The gun
came in several variations, but they are solid frame without
an ejector, and you pull out the cylinder pin and drop the
cylinder out to eject fired cartridges one by one. The
55SA model had an loading gate.
To assemble these grips, first sand the panels to fit your
gun, as needed. Then sand the spacers so they will drop
into the frame cut-out. Don't worry about their thickness
yet. After positioning them on a grip panel and using
5-minute epoxy to secure them in place, let the epoxy
cure for at least an hour (even though it says 5-minute).
When both panels have the spacers firmly attached and
the epoxy has cured well, you can sand the height of the
two spacers (per panel) so they just fit into the frame
without interfering with the hammer spring. It is easier
to sand them to height once they are attached to the
grips. Just move them in circles over a piece of 180 grit
abrasive paper secured to a flat board. Or if you are very
careful, you may be able to sand them evenly on a belt sander.
The board and sandpaper method is safer.