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 Post subject: S&W Pre-Victory
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:30 pm 

Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2006 3:08 pm
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Location: Michigun
S&W Pre-Victory model, 4" barrel.
Shipped June 1942.
"The date of shipment on your Pre-Victory revolver is around June, 1942, as stated by Tom but could be earlier or later. The Victory Model Database, which my pal LWCMDR45 and I maintain, shows guns in the 999,000 range shipping at various dates from April through July, 1942. Only a factory letter can give you the precise ship date, though.

The "AC" does not refer to the US Army Air Corps. The Air Corps changed it name to the US Army Air Forces a year earlier, in June 1941.

What is more likely is that your revolver was a DSC gun shipped to a defense plant or contractor. Many of these plants were erected with government funding and they remained the property of the US while being operated by civilian organizations for the government. I assume that there are no left topstrap markings and no markings on the butt or backstrap, correct?

Also, I would be a little surprised if your stocks were original to the gun as the checkered walnut service stocks were pretty much phased out in favor of the smooth walnut variety by the time this one was shipped. Can you confirm that the serial on the inside of the right stock panel does not match the gun's serial?"

I hope this information is helpful to you.

Charlie Flick
S&WCA #729
NRA Life

"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."
- Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, US Navy, 16 March 1945.

 Post subject: Re: S&W Pre-Victory
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:39 pm 

Joined: Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:17 pm
Posts: 46
Location: new york
hi charlie , you do get around the internet , robbt

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