.38 special revolver ?


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harley05
February 22, 2011, 07:12 PM
I inheritied a smith and wesson .38 special CTG 6 shot revolver with a walnut grip from my grandfather with a number on bottom of handle V69909 and was wondering what model it was because i was interested in changing the grip on it to a modern one but i have no information on the gun thanks josh_krieger_harley@yahoo.com

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Red State
February 22, 2011, 07:13 PM
Do you have a picture that you could post?

Jim Watson
February 22, 2011, 07:21 PM
The V serial number is probably on a Victory Model of the Military & Police.
Many such guns were made as substitute standard military issue for the USA and GB in World War II. In 1957 the M&P was given model no 10.
Look at K frame grips.
Try before you buy if possible, I don't know how much the dimensions may have wandered over the past 60-70 years.

W.E.G.
February 22, 2011, 07:28 PM
VICTORY MODEL
- .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.

W.E.G.
February 22, 2011, 07:37 PM
Replica Victory Model grips at http://www.gungrip.com/detail_WW38__6.html

harley05
February 24, 2011, 09:06 PM
thanks everyone for 38 special help will try the k frame

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