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Hello, I picked up a Victory revolver. I would love any info can be provided. Date and where it might have gone would be awesome. Any approximate value would also be nice to know.

It is a 38 S&W with US property mark and flaming bomb on the top strap

But I also have a question about the serial. The serial on the cylinder and barrel seem to be an overstamp. They seem to be done the same. The Star matches the all the others without the over stamp (could not get a picture of that one as I dont have 3 hands). The the manufacture numbers on the crane and arm match. So I am pretty sure this is an original.

Any additional info would be great. Thanks in advance.
 

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Looks all original and made for export to England and other Commonwealth Nations. As you can see its chambered for the 38-200 (38 S&W) that was the chambering that the British used as well as other Commonwealth Nations. I don't see any proof stamps on it so it might have never left the USA.
 

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Looks all original and made for export to England and other Commonwealth Nations. As you can see its chambered for the 38-200 (38 S&W) that was the chambering that the British used as well as other Commonwealth Nations. I don't see any proof stamps on it so it might have never left the USA.
Thanks for the info. So it I am not missing any proof marks. Maybe this never left a crate here stateside?
 

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I noticed what looks like an importer mark on the right side over the trigger. I could not make out what it says. Can you get a close up of that?
 

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! Your .38 British Service Revolver left the US around 1944. It was imported by Vam Distribution Co. in Wooster OH but apparently never was proofed by the British because there are no proof marks. There are also no broad arrow marks as we usually see on Commonwealth guns. There really is no way to determine where it went.
 
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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! Your .38 British Service Revolver left the US around 1944. It was imported by Vam Distribution Co. in Wooster OH but apparently never was proofed by the British because there are no proof marks. There are also no broad arrow marks as we usually see on Commonwealth guns. There really is no way to determine where it went.
Thank you so much for the info. Just to clarify, as I am not to bright, Vam Distribution brought it back into the US?

Since it was a late war this probably just sat in a crate waiting for a job that never came? If we were to guess.
 

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I have a 5" barreled Victory, .38SW, that shipped August 1944. S/n V650093. It stayed in Germany after the war and used in Hesse, Germany. It has been refinished and has no visible import markings.

Revolver Air gun Wood Trigger Gun barrel

Wood Cloud Hardwood Wood stain Tints and shades
 
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Just to clarify, as I am not to bright, Vam Distribution brought it back into the US?

Since it was a late war this probably just sat in a crate waiting for a job that never came? If we were to guess.
Yes, Guns imported have to come through an approved import agency or the original manufacturer.

No. The gun left the US because otherwise it would not need to be imported. You might contact Vam to see if they still have records on from where they imported the gun. Don't hold your breath, though.
 
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