Re: Unknown Iver Johnson safety 38
A 3rd model with no letter prefix on the serial under grip indicates a special order, for which there are no records, and your gun can only be dated in range 1909-1941.
Since the grips are not original, the special order may have been pearl or oversize target grips, now missing.
If there's a slot in end of barrel for a missing front sight, the short barrel might be factory, but if no sight slot probably not. (Post a pic of muzzle if you like)
Value will be less because of the mismatched grips and lack of front sight, maybe $100 + or -
Last edited by hrf; 06-26-2011 at 10:14 PM..