Hello Forum, Iver Johnson question
Hello to all on this forum. This is my first post after I have been trying to find out information on a Iver Johnson 38 Caliber pistol I have. This was passed down to me from my father. I have never shot this specific pistol before, and have been trying to find information on it. So far the best I can find is that is was built between 1915 and 1941 due to the 'H' on the serial, and I believe it is a 3rd generation pistol. I measured the Chamber, and it is 0.388 inches, so I know this is a 0.38. If there is anyone who knows more about this pistol, any help is greatly appreciated.
on top of the barrel it reads "Iver Johnson's Arms & Cycle works" the second line on the barrel reads "Fitchburg. Mass. U.S.A"
a serial number on the trigger guard reads "20410"
On the left side of the frame of the handle, underneath the grip there is a double stamp of either "H 20400" or "H 20410"
Since the trigger guard reads 20410, I assume the grip serial number is H20410.
I have attached some pictures of the pistol in question. I have cropped the picture in GIMP (opensource program) to reduce the size of the attachment.
Again, any help will be greatly appreciated in the Identification of this pistol.
(Edit 1: for silly typos)
(Edit 2: attached smaller pictures for bandwidth)
Last edited by BlackFlag; 05-08-2012 at 04:40 PM..
Reason: Edit 2: attached smaller pictures