The S&W letter states it was shipped the Oakland Naval Yard in March 1943 with a four inch barrel. It has "U.S. NAVY" on the top strap, a small U.S. Ordnance Bomb proof on the toe of the frame, and a standard 5-screw model frame refurbished during WWII and fitted with a replacement pre-Victory model "6 inch" pinned barrel. It has standard markings as well as "DNCD" on the lower left side. This revolver comes with an unmarked, brown leather flap holster.
Excellent with 98% plus of the dark green, wartime arsenal refurbished parkerized finish and original case colors overall. The original S&W replacement barrel has an excellent bore, looks unfired after refurbishment. The holster is in fine condition with a nice medium brown color overall with tight stitching that just needs some leather conditioner.
This is a rare, commercial version of the WWII Victory model revolver. Nearly all WWII Victory model revolvers were delivered to the military for Army and Navy contracts. The butt has a small ordnance bomb proof indicating the five screw frame was an over-run from the military contracts. It has the standard markings and the early commercial casehardened lanyard loop stud and loop on the butt.
Excellent with 98% plus of the original Smith & Wesson light gray commercial parkerized finish and original case colors. It shows just a hint of wear at the muzzle and a slight drag line on the cylinder from cocking that action and no evidence of ever being fired. The ejector rod still retains its original S&W blued finish. The bore is mirror bright. The grips are also in like new condition with no handling marks. This is a beautiful pair of S&W Victory revolvers.
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