Iver Johnson 32 S&W / 38 S&W?

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by rtowns7878, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. rtowns7878

    rtowns7878 New Member

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    I just purchased a Iver Johnson that I would like to find out more info on the serial #. Under the left grip reads H38378. I can't make out the numbers on the trigger guard. Does anyone have any info on this revolver?
    Any and all info would be great.
  2. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum, but more details are needed, as serial number H38378 could be either a small frame hammerless .32 S&W caliber made in 1903 for black powder ammo, or a large frame hammer model .38 S&W caliber made in 1921 for smokeless ammo.
  3. rtowns7878

    rtowns7878 New Member

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    It has a 4" barrel, all nickel, owl grips and it has the hammer.
    Let me know if you need me to send a picture.
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    hrf Well-Known Member

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    If it has the hammer and you copied the serial number correctly, it can only be the .38 made in 1921.

    But to post your photo here, click on the Go Advanced tab below the reply screen, then under Additional Options click on the Manage Attachments tab, and browse to find and upload your photo.
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    rtowns7878 New Member

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    Yeah I checked the ammo today and it is a 38 S&W.
    Thanks so much for your help!
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