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The local Gun Shop has a Victory model on consignment that has a Vxxxxx(I can't remember numbers but I know it was five digits) serial number. It has no Military markings and appears to be original and finish is about 95% condition. I am curious as to what the proper price range would be for a firearm like this. Asking price is $480. I'm thinking that is a bit high but I have never seriously looked at collecting revolvers. Any help will be appreciated.
Sounds pretty high to me but I bought mine years ago.
Is the finish high polish blue? Not having any military markings worries me should have at least bomb and inspectors initials on the butt and even if it has that $480 would be high check gunbroker completed sales that will give you a good idea of what the price should be.
The parked finish would be correct. If it is devoid of any US martial markings, then it is likely a Defense Supplies Corporation gun. Early on in WWII, the DSC sold guns directly to private companies. I have one that shipped directly from S&W to Shell Oil Co.
From Standard catalog of Smith & Wesson 3rd Ed:
.38 Military & Police “Victory” Model “Unmarked: Many were sold to civilian users (Defense plants, Post Office, etc.) and do not have U.S. or inspector markings.”
The finish is Parkerized and I understand many were not Military stamped but that is from the Blue Book. Thanks, Dick
Thank you all for your replies. Dick
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