Hello all. I'm brand new here so this is my first post. I kept asking questions about non Colt/S&Ws on those two forums when someone pointed me in this direction.
I came into possession of an Iver Johnson today. Here's the description:
Its a .38S&W cal. Nickel 3 1/4 inch barrel. Hammerless with trigger safety and owl facing forward.
Serial number 62875. On the barrel rib is marked:
Iver johnson Arms & Cycle Works Fitchburg Mass, USA
Pat'd Apr. 6 '86 Feb 15 '87 May 10 '87 Mar 13 '88 Aug 25 '96 Pat's Pending
I'd like to know around when it was made. From my limited knowledge on these I believe it to be a 2nd model (T style latch, free wheeling cylinder, flat main spring) black powder era. Thanks!
Here's some pix: