For example, pre-World War Two models have only numbers, while later models can include letters. Further study shows the subject to be of almost unbelievable complexity. Victory model 38 Special — 352,000 shipped to the Army and Navy. Edit: I like it better with the factory grips on it. Any Info would be greatly appreciated! Navy marked pistols usually have none. The Navy also applied a Property mark on the left side plate on some revolvers; these were filled in with red paint.
The revolver is stamped with model 36 inside the hinge which I see means after 1957. Hello, I just joined this site and I hope someone can help me. The dash numbers, after the model number, i. Value of those types of guns depends on the amount and type of engraving, it's artistry and quality, whether it was factory engraving or aftermarket, and whether or not the engraver is a recognized artist. It's not a 5 screw, nor 4 screw if the grips are original. For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50. If that doesn't work, then you could try to contact a gun shop and see if they can help you.
Tell me the caliber, identifying marks, serial number. We work hard to make the best Mississippi Gun Owners Forum! Jim read the numbers to me over the phone. The top strap and rib is not checkered however the rear sight top strap has a wavy pattern. Below you will find some of the common stamps with links to examples. If so, a Model 40, discontinued, 1974. Victory models have also been produced with out property marks, these revolvers were probably delivered by the U.
It is possible the Highway Patrolman is pre model 28. Have you looked on the underside of the extractor star as SmithNut suggested use a flashlight? On later Navy revolvers, ordered through the Army they will be found with the more typical Army G. Most likely I'll be on the prowl for a model 66 before long. You can send them a picture and they can find out more of the background on your gun along with the date manufactured. I'm guessing that's as close as I'm going to get to narrowing down it's age. The round grip is best for carry, but the square grip fits my hand better for shooting.
The gun is too late for S, probably a D prefix. Jamie is the most experienced in Model 41 but I'm not sure he is meaning 2 guns with the same number. That's less than a box of handgun ammo! However, in a few episodes, it is said that Tipton's ancestors owned the hotel first before he did. I'm confident he will if turns out we have to. Thanks 1blindref, I'll look for the pinning tonight and I appreciate you looking in your catalog. Serial Numbers on Smith and Wesson Firearms If you own a Smith and Wesson handgun, you might be interested in finding out some more information on your particular gun. 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.
To this day the Victory model is a very enjoyable shooting collectible, mainly due to its inexpensive cost, light recoil, and good accuracy. With articles appearing in various online publications, he has also contributed blogs for companies such as Granite Transformations and Blue Mile Cloud. Unless it's been misrepresented by the seller, I'm about 99% sure I'll be coming home with it. By the way this revolver is either brushed nickle or stainless and in very good condition. He said the gun had been in his family for years and used to belong to his dad.
Grips: Checkered walnut with medallion until early 1942, post February of 1942 they are smooth American Walnut with out medallions. We have an old thread on posting pictures,. The bottom of the grip frame should show the actual serial number. Don't know about the internet, but I have a book. Was it possibly just put together from parts? Everything in the pic for a gun I didn't like and had very little money in. Something does not jive with what you are saying. Actually looking to do a trade, rather than a purchase.
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. 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. It has been stored for over 25 years. I found 61102 on the grip frame and on the crane on the crane itself, not on the frame under the crane. I keep the gun for home protection and am going to load it with MagTech Guardian Gold +P 125 Gr. Should I be alarmed that the serial numbers on this gun have been altered or obscured? Just to the right of the acceptance mark W.