Iver Johnson Hammerless Question
I've just acquired two 5-shot, hammerless revolvers; one is an Iver Johnson. The IJ has the following:
Serial No. D68558, Top strap markings "Iver Johnson's Arms & Cycle Works Fitchburg Mass. U.S.A.", No left side barrel markings, No caliber indicated, Buttstrap markings "PAT NOV 17, 08 PATS PENDING", Bottom of trigger guard "68558", 3 1/4" barrel, Owl facing the hand grip, Hammer spring - coil type.
From reading the forum, I've made certain assumptions, which are:
This is a Third model, .38 S&W, manufactured between 1913 and 1941, and is safe for modern ammo (assuming it checks out, otherwise.)
Can you tell me if the assumptions are correct? What year it was manufactured? Any other detail?