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.38 special revolver ?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by harley05, Feb 22, 2011.

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  1. harley05

    harley05 Member

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    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
     
  2. Red State

    Red State Member

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    Do you have a picture that you could post?
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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  6. harley05

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    thanks everyone for 38 special help will try the k frame
     
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