Picked up a Victory Model

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Candyman
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Picked up a Victory Model

Post by Candyman » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:37 pm

Last week I stopped of at one of the local pawn shops and saw an old revolver in the case. At first I thought it was a Spanish copy of a Smith due to the grips on the gun. It was priced $199.95 which would have been ok for a Spanish copy if it was in good shape. So I had a look at it. To my supersize it was a Smith. When I looked at the butt my hart almost skipped a beat. I found a S&W Victory Model for less then half the market value. It was missing the lanyard loop and had aftermarket grips, but other then that the gun was in very good shape.
For those that know me, I always do my best to to get a better price no matter how good the marked price is. I asked for a lower price and was told I could have it for $200 out the door, I countered with $180, they came back with $190. I said sold. Hell, I would have paid the asking price plus the 10.5% sales tax.
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I had a Lanyard loop that I had picked up a while back when I thought about restoring a Parker Hale reworked Victory Model I picked up.
So I gave the gun a cleaning and went to looking for an original set of grips.
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I contacted Mr. Dennis Fisher at C D's Clips & Grips and he's shipping me an original set of Victory grips for $39.
The grips arrived yesterday.
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$190 for the gun.
$20 for the Lanyard loop.
$39 for the Grips.
For a total of $249 I have a Victory Model in my collection, :mrgreen:
Do not relish to feel what the men that used these weapons felt when they saw the elephant. For the elephant has tusk and to see him is to have his tusk dig deep into your soul. You will always have a part of you that will be cold and empty.

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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Post by Vonz90 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:40 pm

Cool 8-)

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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Post by rightisright » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:15 pm

Nice score!

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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Post by randy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:09 pm

I hate you :mrgreen:
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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:27 pm

randy wrote:I hate you :mrgreen:
+1
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Candyman
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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Post by Candyman » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:37 pm

It's nice to be hated. :mrgreen:
Do not relish to feel what the men that used these weapons felt when they saw the elephant. For the elephant has tusk and to see him is to have his tusk dig deep into your soul. You will always have a part of you that will be cold and empty.

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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Post by TheArmsman » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:37 pm

Sweet!

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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Post by Weetabix » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:11 pm

I don't hate you. I've heard of these but I know nothing of them.

I suppose I could hate you on general principles... ;)
Note to self: start reading sig lines. They're actually quite amusing. :D

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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:23 pm

Like. Very like.
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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Post by Catbird » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:27 pm

Nice!

Is it .38 special or 38/200? Does it have the U.S. Government roll mark on the top strap?
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