Smith and Wesson Victory Model

Discussion in 'Curios and Relics' started by Baconbits, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Baconbits

    Baconbits G&G Evangelist

    Here's my latest. Interesting early model Victory, serial number circa V61000. No markings other then an ordnance bomb next to serial number on the bottom of the grip. Inscribed on the frame is "New Britain Auxiliary Police." Nice barrel with very good timing and lock up. A gun with character.
     

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  2. sniper762

    sniper762 G&G Enthusiast

    SMITH AND WESSON 38S&W VICTORY MODEL “US PROPERTY MARKED” REVOLVER


    VICTORY
    .38 Spl. (post-WWII commercial sales only), .38 S&W Spl. (U.S. government sales only), or .38 S&W (Lend-Lease arms to Allied Forces only) cal., 2 (rare) or 4 in. barrel, mfg. in accordance with British/American Lend-Lease agreement of WWII, parkerized finish, most with 'V' prefix, approx. 240,000 mfg. 1942-1945.
    100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
    U.S. Govt. Models $750 $650 $525 $450 $400 $350 $325
    Lend-lease mfg. $700 $600 $500 $450 $400 $350 $325
    Post WWII Commercial $700 $600 $500 $450 $400 $350 $325
    Post-WWII Victorys sold commercially went through the Defense Supply Commission, and had no U.S. markings. These models will bring a premium. Be careful of fake markings.
     

  3. Baconbits

    Baconbits G&G Evangelist

    Awesome info

    Thanks Sniper762. Interesting info

     
  4. MJ11

    MJ11 G&G Enthusiast

    Also remember the bullet wasn't your Dad's but the .38/200.

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  5. Baconbits

    Baconbits G&G Evangelist

    Actually mine is a US contract gun chambered in .38 Special with the four inch barrel. The one you have pictured is a British contract pistol in .38/200 or .38 S&W here in the States. Yours has the five inch barrel common in British guns. Your specimen is in awesome shape. Very cool MJ11...