I inherited a IJ pistol and would like to know more about it. Were they ever issued to US servicemen? The pistol is marked as : 1. top of barrel : IVER JOHNSON'S ARMS & CYCLEWORKS FITCHBURG,MASS U.S.A. 2. 5 cylinders 3. owl head on grips 4. coil spring on hammer 5. left side barrel markings unreadable 6. serial number on trigger guard 29299 7. under left grip serial # is C 29299 8. cylinder to muzzle length is 4" 9. bottom of butt (pretty well worn-some characters are hard to read or not there) AT June 16-96 AJC 226. 5PT 16 C-4 Pats Pen I don't intend to use it. Its just family history.