Dad got it while he was in the army back in the late 50's/early 60's I think said while stationed in Germany. He had a gunsmith shortened the barrel to 3 1/2 inches . I think it is a Victory model maybe you can verify. It's mine now, have had it in the safe for years, had 4 loose rounds so test fired it today at 15 yards. It shoots dead on. Too bad ammo is rather scarce.