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My father-in-law has this Iver Johnson revolver that he got from his mom. From my research on this fine forum, I'm thinking it looks like a Second Model, black-powder only, gun from 1898 or 1899. Am I correct in this? What else can you fine experts tell me?









Thanks, in advance, for your assistance!
 

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I think it's later than that but others on this forum will know. Your's is in really good shape.
 

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The E serial number prefix was used twice on small frame .32 S&W caliber second model topbreaks, in 1898 and again in 1901, but the 1901 had an added Mar 13,'88 patent date, so yours was made 1898 and is a legal antique per U.S. federal regulations.
 

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Thats for the help so far guys. I'm back at the in-laws for the weekend and got to talking about this again. I'm not an expert on older guns, so I was hoping for two more things:

1. How do I figure out if this finish is original?

2. What kind of value are we looking at here?
 
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