Iver Johnson .38
My father-in-law died and left me his Iver Johnson 5-shot .38 revolver.
On the top of the barrel it reads:
IVER JOHNSONíS ARMS & CYCLE WORKS
FITCHBURG, MASS. USA
On the base of the butt is the following patent information:
Pat. Aug. 25, 96 & Nov. 17, 08
On the trigger guard is the number:
5 5 3 1 7
Inside the butt is the serial number:
D 5 5 3 1 7
I am also attaching two photos. I think this gun might possibly been a sidearm used by a great uncle of my wife who was stationed in the Phillipines circa 1915. About 10 years ago I believe my father-in-law took it to a firing range and it worked fine with standard ammo. Appearance is excellent with blueing 80-90% intact by my (inexperienced) eye.
Any information anyone might be able to provide about this piece would be very appreciated.
Last edited by John P.; 07-20-2006 at 08:05 AM..