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    My first M&P .38 Victory

    For sure the first one with a "V" prefix. Won it on GunsInternational today. Money order goes out in the morning; hopefully the gun will ship this week. More photos and range report when it is in hand. Based on serial number, V650093, this is a 1944 shipping date. Unknown if grips are original but it looks like a refinish and chromed hammer and trigger. Will know more within a fortnight.

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    Nice catch mines just a little older v635xxx. Is it 38 s&w or 38 special?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59dexta View Post
    Nice catch mines just a little older v635xxx. Is it 38 s&w or 38 special?
    With all the work that has been done on it I am guessing a 38 special but I would not be disappointed with a 38 S&W. Do you know when yours shipped? The SCS&W says the "V" prefix ended around V769,000 and then started with the SV's. So I know it is a late "V" prefix.


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    Grips are correct. Here's mine, came with a holster too. Not sure if the holster is original WWII.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladder13 View Post
    Grips are correct. Here's mine, came with a holster too. Not sure if the holster is original WWII.
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    It may well be. I bought a WWII knock off a few years back and it looks close to yours. Fits my BSR perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by K22 View Post
    It may well be. I bought a WWII knock off a few years back and it looks close to yours. Fits my BSR perfect

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    Yep, looks identical. It was sold to me as an original, though maybe not THE original for the gun. Buy the gun and holster, not the story.
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    A year ago I had POSTED on the blue forum victory thread and the thought was mine was delivered in July of 1944. V 699xxx was in October of 1944. So that would put your about august/ September
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    I picked up the revolver today. It has been refinished and the hammer and trigger are chromed. They did keep most markings on it however. It is a .38 S&W CTG and they even refinished the swivel. It has "P" markings on it which may mean it was part of an Army supply program contract revolver according to C. W. Pates' book.

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    the "P" proof is on the corner of the frame just below the hammer
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    It looks good on your new revolver rack. Mine has everything polished off except the serial#.

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    Got it all waxed up.

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    Interesting markings on the back strap: H E "then an arrow" M

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