Originally Posted by gsir
Yes that is the serial number under the left side grip no letters just 87289
Iver Johnson used the Serial numbers 80001 -90000 in 1919 on the large frame ( and also on the small frame 32, same year ) US revolver. If your firearm is in good condition, it is safe to use modern 38 S&W cartridges (NOTE,not 38 Special ), Iver Johnson went to a stronger smokeless frame in 1909. If there is any doubt in your mind on the condition or safety of your firearm, please have a gun smith check it out for you, Hope that helps
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