Re: Iver Johnson and cycle works
when you asked about this gun on armscollectors.com you failed to say any thing about the third patent date (sept.6.04). i answered your question there using just the two patent date marking that was used between 1905 and 1906. the three patent date marking was used between 1907 and 1911. this era takes in parts of the second and third models. the third model was manufactured 1909-1941. this revolver is a large frame 38 S&W caliber third model safety automatic hammerless revolver. serial number D21242 was manufactured in 1911, there were 21,800 of this model manufactured that year. if in good condition it should be safe with modern standard velocity ammo. the values already given you are good except the pictures show this revolver has little of the original blue finish, replacement grips, repair to the exector mechannism and a replacement hinge screw. as a collector of iver johnson's arms & cycle works firearms the top dollar i would offer for this revolver would be the blue book's low figure of $65.