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It appears to be a WW2 era Victory revolver. I can make out some proof marks done when it was released from British service. They were originally chambered in 38 S&W , but many were reamed to accept 38 specials
 

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Looks like a 5" barreled BSR. If there is a V under the lanyard loop prob was shipped in the first half of 1944. I have one that shipped 8/1944. It ended up being used after the war in Hesse, Germany.

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Thank you very much for the replies, I will look for the V when I receive the weapon. Is there specific things I can look at to confirm the dates? I know nothing about these revolvers.
Assuming it's a Victory (which I'm sure it is), the date of manufacture can be estimated from the serial number... sometime during the mid-to-latter part of WWII.
Is it a model 10?
It is similar (same K-Frame, etc.) but it pre-dates the Model 10. :)
 
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