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Old 04-02-2012, 10:50 PM   #1
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I have an Iver Johnson .38, top break 5 shot revolver. Under the grip on left side is a serial number "T43966". On the trigger guard is 43966 (no prefix) behind the barrel (above the cylinder) is 43966 again no prefix. On top of the barrel reads
" Iver Johnson's arms and Cycle Works
Fitchburg Mass. USA"

On the bottom of the grip is
" Pat. June 16.96 Aug 25
Pats Pending"

If there is a number behind the 25, I cant read it. I cannot find any reference to an I J revolver with a serial number starting with "T". Can someone help. I just want to know for certain what year this was manufactured.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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All I have found so far is it was likely sold from Sears starting in 1902 for between $3.50 and $4. It's an early model based on the number of pins. They are known for not having good cylinder lock up.
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