You're right... I misread it. It says:
The text is staggered sort of like above.. which doesn't show up correctly when I post.
On the top of the barrel it says it was made in Hartford, CT USA.
and has 3 patent dates, Aug 5,1884, July 4, 1905 and Oct 5, 1926
There is no other writing except the serial number: 569819
Yes I've shot a box or so of factory .38 Specials thru it with no issues. Bullets drop right in.
Washington Constitution Article 1, Section 24 Right to Bear Arms: “The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself, or the state, shall not be impaired…”
Last edited by schleeb; January 17, 2013 at 08:20 PM.
Reason: add info