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    Victory Model 2" Barrel

    I have inheirated a S&W .38 special Victory Model. It doesn't have the lanyard though. It is a 2" barrel and I can't find much on the 2" barrel. I have noticed that there is a lot of discussion about the 4" barrel, but is there anyone who can tell me a little more on the 2" barrel. Also I need a set of grips for it so if you know where I can find some please let me know. I am in upstate South Carolina if anyone from around here reads this and can get me some let me know.

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    Ryan

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    Hello Crcox and welcome to the forum

    Although the 2" barrel was scarce, there were a few manufactured. However, after the war it was fairly common for the old Victory Models to get "Chopped" and I'll just bet it is more likely that you have a revolver that has been modified, than a very uncommon 2" model.

    If you'll post some pictures and try to get a good photo showing the relationship of the front sight, the barrel printing and the frame, maybe we'll be able to distinguish if it's been modified.

    You mention that it doesn't have a lanyard ring......does it have the hole for one?

    How about proof stamps?

    More info and pictures is necessary for us to assist you further.

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    Geezer
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    Cr,

    Welcome to the finest forum exstant.
    As usual. I concur with everything Geeze has stated. One other question, though, Is it a .38 S&W or a .38 Special?

    Mike

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    Thanks for your help!!

    if you need anymore let me know!!
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    Last edited by Crcox; 02-06-2012 at 02:01 PM.

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    All I can tell you for sure is that I shoot .38special rounds and that is is the smoothest fireing gun I have EVER shot. I have shot a lot of guns. It was my grandfathers gun and the first gun I ever shot so no matter what you tell me it isn't going any where I just like knowing some of the history behind it and if it need a little insurance on it.

    Ryan

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    CR,

    It's hard to tell from the angle, does it have a forward locking lug for ejector rod support? Give us some shots of both sides of the whole gun, if possible, and sharp close-ups of any proof or other stamping/rollmarks on the gun. There appear to be no caliber markings on the barrel side we can see, but they are usually on the right side. A pic of the bottom of the grip frame would also be helpful.

    Thanks,
    Mike
    Last edited by mmitch; 02-05-2012 at 04:09 PM.

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    It is a chopped Victory Model and worse cut-off behind the forward lock. S&W dropped "free" ejector rods in 1902. The simple odds are that it started out as a .38 S&W and was reamed to accept .38 Specials. The simple test is to try and chamber the latter, or observe your .38 Special cases for bulges.

    Any K-frame grip will do IMHO. I would personally consider retirement for a family heirloom in these circumstances.

    Sorry to be the bearer, W.

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    These are the one I could get to upload.

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    Cr,

    I do believe Waidman nailed it.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmitch View Post
    Cr,

    I do believe Waidman nailed it.

    Mike
    I agree..............

    Still, it's a wonderful heirloom passed down from Grand Dad........and the first gun shot by Crcox............That my friends, make this "Priceless" to the family (even if it's not recommended for current shooting).

    I can only speak for myself (I'll bet you all feel similarly), but I just love seeing this stuff, hearing from the current "care takers" and learning from all you experts (and perusing our research material).

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