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    38 S & W Special CTG Victory Model

    I recently was given this revolver from my father. He bought it from a friend in the 1960’s. I’m hoping to get more info about it. Name:  image_1569624817796.jpg
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    Serial #V 454570. It has a lanyard ring. Is 6 cylinder, and a 4” barrel. [attach]408029Name:  image_1569624778049.jpg
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    Welcome to the forum from NE Georgia. Can't help much on the info but they are great shooting. Fantastic heirloom. Do you have any info or history from your Dad? I would write it down. Good luck with gathering history as I think that is a big part of the mystery of owning these old guns is their history. If only they could talk. Sure she has some war stories.
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    V 454570 left the factory between 1942-45. A great keepsake.
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    Welcome to the forum! Very nice revolver.
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    Welcome to the forum.
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    My Victory V5088xx shipped in 1944. Looks just like yours. Being a .38 Special likely means it stayed on this side of the pond for security or similar use. The ones sent over there were bored for ..38 S&W, aka .38/200.

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    The serial puts the gun in late 1943, maybe November (+/-).

    It looks to be in nice shape with the original finish. Only the grip panels are later post-war replacements.

    Does it have a US PROPERTY GHD stamp on the left topstrap? That would mean it was shipped to the military, usually the Navy. Without, it went to a civilian recipient like police or defense contractor.
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    to the forums from the Wiregrass!
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