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Old December 24, 2014, 01:12 PM   #1
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s&w pistol

I have a S&W 38 special serial # preceeds with a V also has a CTG on barrel # on frame inside cylinder and cyl. arm is preceeds woth a C so far I talked to S&W , they say the V means it was between 1942 & 1945 WWII and the C means it was commercial sold or use cannot find any us stamp marking. can any one help me with any more info , it is chrome or nickel plated they say there were a few made that way . am going to sell trying to decide if its with the $50. for research

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Old December 24, 2014, 02:19 PM   #2
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Check with radagast here, might be able to provide more info?


http://www.thehighroad.org/showthrea...72213&page=238


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Old December 24, 2014, 04:11 PM   #3
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Can you provide legible pictures of the various marks and where they are located? Off hand it sounds like you may have a gun made up of various parts.
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Old December 24, 2014, 04:50 PM   #4
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It just might be factory nickel, but it is not factory chrome.
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Old December 24, 2014, 05:10 PM   #5
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Pictures would be a big help.

The only nickel plated commercial sales Victory models I could find were a few "SV" number guns actually made after the end of the war and released for retail sales.
A plain "V" without the improved hammer block? Not very likely.
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Old December 27, 2014, 01:27 AM   #6
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I assume Jim Watson is talking about nickel plated commercial guns, since there were some 800,000 "V" serial number guns made before the new hammer block safety was introduced. I think it is pretty safe to say that a nickel plated "V" serial # S&W is not original.

I think we need some good pictures to properly identify the gun, including the butt serial number and also the assembly number under the yoke.

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