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Picked up a Victory Model

Postby Candyman » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:37 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:
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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby Vonz90 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:40 pm

Cool 8-)

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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby rightisright » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:15 pm

Nice score!

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Postby randy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:09 pm

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

Postby Netpackrat » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:27 pm

randy wrote:I hate you :mrgreen:


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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby Candyman » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:37 pm

It's nice to be hated. :mrgreen:
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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby TheArmsman » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:37 pm

Sweet!

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Postby Weetabix » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:11 am

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... ;)
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Postby MiddleAgedKen » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:23 am

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

Postby Catbird » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:27 am

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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Postby AndytheAxe » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:18 am

Sweet!
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Postby blackeagle603 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:05 am

Catbird wrote:Nice!

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


Looks like .38 Special is visible in the rollmark on the right side of the barrel.
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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby Candyman » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:27 am

Catbird wrote:Nice!

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

It’s 38 Spl. If I remember right, the Victory Models that were issued to US troops didn’t get the US Property stamp.
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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby Candyman » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:42 am

I worked on the grips tonight to match them up a little better.
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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby Cobar » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:57 pm

Nice

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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby Rich Jordan » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:00 am

Very nice. I like mine a lot; I paid more than you did though I consider it a fair price. Its a joy to shoot too but for me it works much better with the magna-style grips you took off than the issue grips. I kept them, of course.

Will you try to get a factory letter?

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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby Old Grafton » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:13 am

I have a Victory Model in .32-20. Before anybody screams "IT CAN'T BE!!!" it "IT IS be!" but it's not original, of course. I bought it as a .38-200; someone had hacked the barrel to 2'', and I just happened to have a .32-20 cylinder and a 4" .32-20 barrel and tools and experience and a park tank and a sense of whimsey and .....it just happened. (And a lanyard loop, too....) :lol:
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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby BDK » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:58 am

Have I mentioned I love 32s, in case you decide to part with itt

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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby Candyman » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:02 am

I finished up the grips today.
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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby Rich Jordan » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:25 pm

There's just something about a firearm that shows its use. Character.

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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby skb12172 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:14 am

Nice! Mine is the other kind, chambered for the ,38-20 favored by the Limeys. I shoot .38 S&W out of it. Mine wasn't a Lend-Lease, though. Like all the extras that were never sent overseas, it was a Reserve issue. Made in 1942. Still valued at around $850, last I checked.
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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby Candyman » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:43 am

skb12172 wrote:Nice! Mine is the other kind, chambered for the ,38-20 favored by the Limeys. I shoot .38 S&W out of it. Mine wasn't a Lend-Lease, though. Like all the extras that were never sent overseas, it was a Reserve issue. Made in 1942. Still valued at around $850, last I checked.

That would be 38-200, no 38-20. They called it 38-200 because they used 38 S&W loaded with a 200 gr bullet.
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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby skb12172 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:23 am

You are correct. Typo.
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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Postby MiddleAgedKen » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:03 am

That is nice. If I suddenly got a yen to collect old .38 revolvers, I'd get one of those, a Colt Police Positive, and a top-break Smith (the latter in case I have to steal the Ark of the Covenant back from some Nazis).
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