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    Hello all

    I’am jean fi , from france .

    Sorry all for my poor english , i will do my best .

    Recently my dad desapear and my mother found something in the garage , it was a S&w !!

    She was affraid and give me that , to take it away from her .
    Note that my dad was not a «*bad Guy*» , just someone who bought this in case of ....

    So , i’m with this and would like to :

    1 know what kind of S&W it is
    2 know if i can give it a better aspect ( wash it ? With oil ? )

    Thanks for any advice

    Here are some pics

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    to the forum.

    It looks to be a .38 Military & Police Change 4. It is a .38SW caliber NOT a .38 Special caliber. My guess it is either a British Service revolver or a Victory from the 1940's. Look on the bottom of the gun butt and see if there is a serial number; a six digit number possible with a V in front of the numbers. Looks like a 5" barrel. Yes, put lots of oil on it.

    Here is one that I think was like yours. It was made in 1944.

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    Thank you

    Yours looks new !

    This is the bottom .

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    Last edited by Jeanfi; 08-24-2019 at 10:31 AM.

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    Welcome to the forum. Very nice old gun. Soak it in oil and get some brass or copper scrubbing pad (the pad is made of brass or copper). Soak in oil too and scrub the rust spots lightly keeping oiled and the rust will come off and you won't hurt the finish that is left. Light rubbing and time will make it look a lot better and preserve what is there. After soaking would also take the side plate off and make sure the internals are cleaned too. Good luck with it.
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    Jeepnut , Thanks for your advice , i will take some time to do this .

    After looking on forums , i can’t find exactly what model it is .
    K22 help me a lot , but i find some different models of this age ,
    some named 38/200 , others using 38s&w ammo ...

    Looking for some more info
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    Welcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanfi View Post
    Jeepnut , Thanks for your advice , i will take some time to do this .

    After looking on forums , i can’t find exactly what model it is .
    K22 help me a lot , but i find some different models of this age ,
    some named 38/200 , others using 38s&w ammo ...



    Looking for some more info
    You have a Victory .38SW (.38/200 British Service Revolver Model K-200 is how it is listed in the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson). It would have shipped probably in 1944. The 38/200 and the 38SW mean the same thing. Your gun fires a .38SW round instead of a .38 Special round.

    The serial number of your revolver is V465917. My revolver (in post #2 above) has a serial number of V465093 and it shipped in August 1944; your father's gun may have shipped in the same package.
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    Thanks again K22 , now it seems there is no doubt about this .
    Just have to clean it and try to find somme ammo , using it in a shooting stand .
    Be back soon .
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    Howdy!
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    Welcome to the forum. Should be quite the project for clean up, but with some TLC you should come out with a shooter. Let us know how things go.
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