Another Smith

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  1. BlackGun

    BlackGun New Member

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    See if we can identify this one! In my lst thread I asked about the 1917 Smith. We just got this one in and it look politically correct. See what you think! What is the vintage, history and value of this one. Looks correct, but what do I know !HUH!

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    politically correct Smith

    another one
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    BlackGun New Member

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    geesh

    OK! I mess up, who doesn't

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    again

    one more time

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    Looks like a 'Victory' Model S&W Hand Ejector. Does the serial number start with the letter V? Bet it does.

    Any other military markings or markings other than the typical S&W rollmarks?

    So far, $150-$200. I remember buying them by the dozen for $75 each....
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    Yep, the S&W "Victory" model was a wartime (WWII) version of the Model 10 Military & Police. The caliber should be .38 Special.

    The U.S. Gov't bought a whole bunch of these and supplied them to Plant Guards, civilian gate guards and the such.

    After the war, "Victorys" were sold thru the Defense Supply Commission and had no U.S. Markings.

    During the war, a large number of these, in caliber .38 S&W (not .38 Special) were supplied to the British under Lend-Lease.

    Blue Book Value:

    90% - $350
    80% - $325
    70% - $300

    BTW....Colt made a similar gun called the "Commando" which was a parkerized version of the "Offical Police".
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    The Ser.# does start with a V. Thanks Fella's for the help!
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