Re: Iver Johnson Revolver Questions
these three patent dates were used between 1907 and 1911. the 'A' letter code indicates this is a third model small frame 32 caliber safety automatic hammer revolver. serial number A35692 was manufactured in 1911, there were 36,500 of this model manufactured that year. all third models (1909-1941) are safe with modelrn smokeless ammo. the correct caliber is 32 S&W not the 32 S&W Long.
this revolver is a little unusual in that these three patent dates used together are seldom seen on the small frame models because they take up to much room on the bottom of the butt location.
as far as maintaince is concerned clean the barrel and cylinder after each firing session and then apply a thin coat of good quality gun oil to the outside and lightly oil the inside of the barrel and cylinder chambers and drop several drops of oil thru the opening at top when hammer is cocked.