Picked up a Victory Model

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Re: Picked up a Victory Model

Post by skb12172 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:14 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

Post by Candyman » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:43 pm

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

Post by skb12172 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:23 am

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

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:03 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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