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Pic of 1942 S&W "Victory" model........

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MIL-DOT, Jul 17, 2010.

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  1. MIL-DOT

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    I had to get a photo of this pistol to send to S&W for their history-checking process, and after all the help I've had from you guys with this,thought I'd pass along a photo. Assuming this works, here she is.......




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    I gotta bump this up for Old Fuff, who's been very helpful with my knowledge of this pistol, and my other old M&P S&W. :)
     
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    You may be disappointed in what you learn for your $50 investment. I also have a VM from 1942 and all the letter stated (back when it was $20) was that it was shipped to a military depot.
     
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    Roy Jinks can only report what he finds in the records, and finding the right record in an old ledger that doesn't list the guns in order can be a major chore.

    Early 1942 was just after Pearl harbor (Dec. 7, 1941). Things at S&W were in a firedrill mode. Given the conditions, we are lucky to learn much of anything.

    In the case of the present revolver, if it went to a "military depot" we can safely presume it was the Navy. The other probable receiver would be the Defense Supply Corp. (DSC), or a police department or defense plant receiving a drop shipment from them.

    Sometimes you have to read between the lines... :scrutiny:
     
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    Yeah, I was aware that the letter from S&W doesn't provide a huge amount of info, but supposedly it helps verify authenticity and enhances value, which is mostly what I'm looking for.
    It's a cool pistol, and I like it OK, but I'm kinda thinking about future tradability with this one.
     
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