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Here are some shots I thought I would share of my S&W Victory revolver and holster. This is displayed as part of my USMC aviation collection. This is an all numbers matching pistol. I am very fortunate to have this in my collection of artifacts.

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A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands, love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper; his hands remember the rifle.

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Beautiful!


***Items from unit called 8th Field Depot***

[Most frequently-sought unit because of family connection]

 

Intact ["out of the woodwork"] Marine Corps combat groups from WWII.

 

Unique items signed by many Marines from one unit, or inscribed with combat history.

 

Marine Corps valor recipient items.

 

Souvenirs taken by Marines with exceptional background and/or unique stories/documentation.

 

Marine Ship Detachment items from major naval engagements and those that warrant stars to ETO ribbon.

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Nice revolver. I used to have one of the Navy ones as well and it was still an excellent shooter.


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Thank you for the kind words fellas.


A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands, love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper; his hands remember the rifle.

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A very nice Victory. If you want to PM me with the complete serial number I can provide you with a good estimate of the revolver's shipping date from the S&W factory, based upon the Victory Model Database.

 

Regards,

Charlie


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Very Nice!


"May God have mercy upon my enemies because I won't"
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived"
"Americans will not tolerate a loser"
-- General George S. Patton Jr.
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In Memoriam: Private First Class Vincent J. Zabbia

Company K, 3rd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division

Wounded in Action: 30 March 1943 Hill 574 El Guettar, Tunisia

Died of Wounds: 9 April 1943

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USMC Historian:

 

Thanks for supplying me with your complete serial number. With that I can tell you that your Navy Victory Model likely shipped from the S&W factory in November, 1942, based upon the information contained in the Victory Model Database.

 

I hope that is helpful to you.

 

Regards,

Charlie


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Thank you for the information Charlie!

 

-UH


A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands, love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper; his hands remember the rifle.

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love it.. I want one too.

 

-Brian


GOT SEABEE ITEMS? PM ME!

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Very nice revolver! My uncle had a US Navy marked one new in the original box.

It belonged to his brother who worked on classified projects. I tried to buy it

from him but he declined to sell it to me. He died a short time later, and I have

no idea what happened to it. My cousin is Anti-Gun, so it probably was thrown away,

or dumped in the lake. Thanks for sharing.


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Congrats on a fine piece of history!


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very nice S&W victory - very coooool gun - well done!!


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Thank you all!!


A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands, love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper; his hands remember the rifle.

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Nice one! Can you show us rest of Your USMC Aviation collection?

 

cheers,

Jerry


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Very Nice, Congratulations


Wanted: USMC Helicopter related items


Collector of Marine Corps Helicopter / Rotary aviation items from the late 1940s to present



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Nice condition, does not look like it was carried in a holster much if at all. These are wonderful shooters. The 38 S&W catridge is a pussy cat and very quiet. It is not too hard to find if you look for it in better gun shops that have been around for a while and can still be mail ordered.

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I believe this Navy marked pistol is chambered for the .38 Special round.

 

Chris


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I believe this Navy marked pistol is chambered for the .38 Special round.

 

Chris

 

 

Were all the Navy ones in 38 special ? I have only seen the ones in 38 S&W

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Were all the Navy ones in 38 special ? I have only seen the ones in 38 S&W

 

Yes, all Navy issued Victory Model revolvers were in .38 Special.


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I believe all the US marked pistols were .38 Special. The .38/200 round was for the lend-lease pistols sent mainly to England.

 

Chris

 

Charlie beat me to it. I am too slow.


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I have a S&W with 5-inch barrel, uses the .38 S&W (not special) and is US marked. Most likely a guard pistol; it doesn't have any lend-lease marks.


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I have a S&W with 5-inch barrel, uses the .38 S&W (not special) and is US marked. Most likely a guard pistol; it doesn't have any lend-lease marks.

 

I shoot 38 S&W in a late production H&R revolver and I love the cartridge. These WW II ones would be sighted for the 38/200 round correct? How does yours shoot with the modern 145 grain bullets ?

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I shoot 38 S&W in a late production H&R revolver and I love the cartridge. These WW II ones would be sighted for the 38/200 round correct? How does yours shoot with the modern 145 grain bullets ?

 

I haven't shot it in years, but when I did shoot modern ammo, it was very accurate out to 50 feet.

 


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