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I’m curious on what my smith is worth any help would be grand..... I know that I’ve traded a 300$ gun for it ..... I’ve got sum basic info like it’s a 1944 Britain 🇬🇧 an that the gun is all original England on the cylinder an 767 with 3 1/2 tons ,
 

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! Less than the value of the gun you traded. It has been modified by cutting off the barrel and forward locking lug for the cylinder. It has absolutely no collector value and appears to be nickel plated which was not done at the factory and is not original.
 

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Unfortunately what Guy said is correct. Don’t feel bad because I see this modification pretty frequently and people price them all over the place because they don’t know what they’re worth. It would be a struggle to sell I think because it’s been so modified. I hate to tell you but it looks like almost nothing is original. The grips obviously are faux stag, the nickel is a refinish, the barrel has been cut and the sight should be a half moon.
 

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Victory revolvers were mostly 5 inch, with some 4 inch. They were never nickel plated, and as was said, the barrel has been cut off removing the front locking lug. Thousands of these were sold to importers then much as yours has been. Often the cylinder has been bored so it will hold 38 specials. Honestly, you probably would have been better off keeping the $300 gun
 

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Ok well sometimes your eating the chicken ...... sometimes it’s the feathers ....... guess y’all know what I’m eating tonight 😁
 

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The good thing is replacement barrels are relatively easy to get. Or, you could just leave it the way it is and make it a truck or tacklebox gun. It is still worth something.
 

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The good thing is replacement barrels are relatively easy to get. Or, you could just leave it the way it is and make it a truck or tacklebox gun.
Something you won't have to cry about if it's lost or stolen is very useful. Yet for self-defense, it's every bit as good as a gun worth 10 times as much.
 

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.....Yet for self-defense, it's every bit as good as a gun worth 10 times as much.
As was mentioned earlier, these were usually bored out to fit .38 Special. It can indeed still make a decent shooter. Some people will tell you that the missing front lug weakens the lock-up, but nobody has ever documented an actual problem and with standard .38 Spl loads these shoot just fine.
 

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While I largely agree with my peers, these things sometimes pull $300 and more on Gunbroker. The gun is hardly original and the "country of origin" ENGLAND, is an error sometimes seen. More than likely reamed to accept Specials in the U.S. pix587463773.jpg
 
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