iver johnson38 hammerless

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by rdecator, May 6, 2012.

  1. rdecator

    rdecator New Member

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    need to know if i can use modern ammo under grips it has d20800 top of barrel iver johnson arms & cycle works fittchburg mass usa bottom of handgrip pat. june 16 96 aug 2? sep16 04
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    hrf Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum. The D prefix was used two different periods on large frame Hammerless .38's but those patent date markings indicate a third model made in 1910 for smokeless powder .38 S&W ammo. It should have a coil type main spring.

    The last two dates should read AUG.25.96 and SEPT.6.04
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    rdecator New Member

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    thanks for the info i hadf just purchased gun at a auction for 90 dollars i was just wandering if i had wasted my money
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