The Model 39 usually has an aluminum alloy frame. These include rebuild markings, country ownership markings, unit markings, and much more. The serial numbers are a matrix that run continuously and can be on any pistol manufactured. Crane and crane recess are also serial numbered to each other, but this is a different number then the revolvers serial number as is correct for Victory model revolvers. I'll get back with y'all on what I see.
The front sight is a transitional blade, a half penny ramp, seen on post war models. It would be nice to have a pic of the other side right side. They will usually have no property marks. Seeing that the model 10 has traditionally been a. They didn't assemble or sell any of these until 1966 plus the steel frame Model 39s fall into three different serial number ranges. D — From approximately 1942 to about May 1943 the acceptance mark of Ordnance officer Guy H. How to Identify the Date of Manufacture on.
By the way this revolver is either brushed nickle or stainless and in very good condition. It has never been fired since I have owned it. Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! The top strap and rib is not checkered however the rear sight top strap has a wavy pattern. It has 4 screws, 3 on the side, 1 near the trigger guard under the ejector housing, and the barrel is pinned. Most Victory Models sent to Britain were fitted with 4-inch or 5-inch barrels, although a few early versions had 6-inch barrels. Smith and Wesson told me that it's not a.
The Victory Model was a standard-issue sidearm for United States Navy and Marine Corps aircrews, and was also used by security guards at factories and defense installations throughout the United States during the war. Jamie is the most experienced in Model 41 but I'm not sure he is meaning 2 guns with the same number. To be correct, and to muddy the water, and add to the confusion, it could be a triple duplicate. Ends up my gun was made before they started saving serial numbers on. Leave out the last couple of digits if you like, but include x's. The pre-world war 2 Single Action Army started with one and went to 357,859. The Model 68 was a limited-production version of the Model 66 made for the and chambered in.
Other distinguishing features of the Victory Model revolver are the lanyard loop at the bottom of the grip frame, and the use of smooth rather than checkered walnut grip panels. As far as ammo, see my post 60. The Model 65 was in production from 1972-1999. I have no idea which number is the serial number so I will give all numbers and there locations. It would also become very popular with civilian shooters, with several new models being made, including the first 2-, 2.
Send more pictures with the hammer drawn back. Not looking for value as it is sentimental. You would also need to include the model of Smith and Wesson along with the serial number to get the correct answer to your question. The serial number is usually on the bottom of the grip frame. Send a pic and I can do much better, Good Luck- Phil jadek, Didn't mean to climb up your grill, must be the red grape! The weapon was chambered in the 9mm Luger caliber, instead of. You can also try a search here for the post.
Serial numbers for the First and. You should check the cylinder face and under the barrel above the ejector rod for the serial number also. Because the serial number gives it a date of birth in the 1920's. Late 1952 — Early 1952 S86,000 — S94,999……. Furthermore, some internet forums are filled with helpful and knowledgeable people that would be happy to help try to interpret the serial number on your handgun. Late 1947 — Early 1948 S72,000 — S72,499………. Barrel lengths were 4-, 5-, 6-, and 6.
He also hopes for her to learn the proper value of money; he often theatens to have her dis-inherited. Late 1949 — Early 1950 S75,000 — S80,499………. It was manufactured between 1915 - 1942. Victory model 38 Special — 352,000 shipped to the Army and Navy. The model has also been offered throughout the years with both the round butt and square butt grip patterns. I have read that A suffix may well indicate a duplicate number, however, I have not ever examined an A suffix that did not have numbered slide and barrel or similar indications of a repaired gun. In production since 1899, the Model 10 is a six-shot, , double-action revolver with fixed sights.
I have been pointed towards this video which was on American Rifleman. Some 6,000,000 of the type have been produced over the years, making it the most popular handgun of the 20th century. The serial number is usually on the bottom of the grip frame. While the information I provide below can be helpful please see the list on the bottom of this page for reference material you should have if you are going to collect these historical pieces. This revolver has probably been refinished since leaving the factory as there are only 5 known satin nickel Model 28 revolvers. N Series N Frames: N1 — N60,000………….
So getting an exact year may not be possible. Thankfully, most people will probably have a newer gun with the serial numbers, and it should be relatively easy to get more background information using that number. I don't know how 'old' your gun is. Now I did say generally, there is a few exceptions. Don't know about the internet, but I have a book. Sometimes people think a gun is 'old' when it was made in my lifetime. It's possible that a large block of serial numbers that appear to be from 1954-55 were not actually used until 1957-58.