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Hi and welcome to the forum! Nice pics of an older classic.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Looks like a very early Victory model. Missing the swivel and the grips are not original. s/n on the cylinder would indicate the gun shipped in 1942. Is there no s/n on the butt of the frame or did you block it out for the photo?
 
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Welcome to the forum.

Perhaps a "M&P Hand Ejector Pre-10" with diamond grips added? The presence of the hole for a lanyard loop is what makes me think military contract. "Victory" model is certainly possible .

You do potentially have a problem with this one. All Smith and Wesson revolvers have their serial number stamped on the heel of the frame. The one on your revolver has been removed. These older revolvers also had the number on the cylinder and the yoke area of the frame.

These numbers don't match on your revolver, so it's possible it was built up from parts. Nicely built up.

There is a process with ATF whereby you can legally restore a serial number to a revolver. "83726" might have been the original serial number.
 
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I hate to dispute but... The serial should be under the barrel, on the cylinder, on the front of the ejector and on the butt, which of course is the one that counts. On the crane, in the frame recess and on the inside of the side plate are assembly numbers for the soft parts. These should also match, but do not count legally. If, less the butt, the above scheme matches your gun then reapplying V35216 to the butt would be the correct solution.(How to do so is another question.)

In terms of commerce and other circumstances, the gun in its current state is contraband.
 

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Hi jeff1010,


A warm welcome to he forum.


Visit often.
 
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Gosh... all the photos have disappeared. Rather than toss it into the bay, why not contact the ATF, explain it's acquisition and work with them in their process to get a serial number assigned?

If you didn't deface or remove the serial number, and thought one of the other numbers was the serial number when you acquired it, why would you worry?

There is a restoration process:

https://www.atf.gov/file/128856/download

Tracing is sometimes appropriate:

https://www.atf.gov/file/58631/download

Alternately, give it to a police agency for destruction. Throwing it in the bay and losing control of a functioning firearm doesn't solve any problem, or do it lawfully.
 
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