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Hey everyone, as the title says, this is my first post here. I recently acquired an Iver Johnson revolver which belonged to my Great Grandpa. I don't know anything about it, and I would like to. I mainly want to find an estimate year it is from, and what caliber. Not too worried about price, as it has a lot of sentimental value. Thanks for your help.
Sorry the pictures are big

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*5 Shot, top break, double-action revolver
*roughly 5" barrel?
*it has been refinished
*visible hammer
*double-post break top latch
* hard black rubber grips with owl head logo
*bottom of frame says, ( Pat. NOV. 17. Pat's. Pend.)
*Serial number on bottom of trigger guard: 63468
*Serial number beneath left side grip: H63468
 

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Welcome to the forum.

You have a large frame "Safety Hammer" 3rd model made in 1924 for smokeless powder .38 S&W cartridges.
 

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hey guys. thanks for the quick reply. also, thanks for the welcome. always good to find knowledgeable people to learn from.
 

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Now I'm curious, since Exquisite didn't ask, what is that pistol worth?
I don't believe there are many Iver Johnson collectors, and although a nice job, most collectors avoid refinished guns.

As a shooter, the long barrel is a plus, but .38 S&W ammo is semi-obsolete and scarce, and my WAG would be less than $200.
 
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