age on an Iver Johnson .38
I recently acquired an old Iver johnson .38 s&w and was wondering the year it was made (mainly whether it would fall under the pre-1899 listing it as an antique). I am assuming it was put together from 2 pistols because of the serial numbers.
The serial number on the grip frame is 43XX and that number is repeated on the underside of the trigger guard. On the bottom of the top strap is the serial number 900XX. The cylinder has no serial number. the top of the barrel says *IVER JOHNSON'S ARMS & CYCLE WORKS* *FITCHBURG, MASS. U.S.A*.
Any information you could provide on this would be greatly appreciated, and if you need any additional information let me know. Thanks!