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Hi Alls, Hi Jerry

I dug up this old post.
I found a colt 38 Victory neutralized (sérial: V4283 **), which is quite rare in France. But it was not marking USNavy
Do you think some pilots might have a gun without marking USN?

 

Thks for your help

Laurent

Laurent.D (France)

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Hi Alls, Hi Jerry

I dug up this old post.
I found a colt 38 Victory neutralized (sérial: V4283 **), which is quite rare in France. But it was not marking USNavy
Do you think some pilots might have a gun without marking USN?

 

Thks for your help

Laurent

These Victory models were marked for several agencies, of which USN was only one. I have also seen a totally unmarked one (as regards agency-- it still had all the appropriate Colt and Victory markings).

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Thank you for the info but this does not answer my question.
Is it possible that a revolver is unmarked to be distributed to the USNavy?

 

 

Certainly it's possible. Generally, the markings were put on at the time of order, reflecting the ordering agency, but they were not changed if the revolver was eventually declared surplus by one agency and then taken up by another. Thus, it is quite possible that an "unmarked" one was later transferred to the USN.

 

Also, military people tend to trade guns around-- It is quite possible that a pilot traded something for an "unmarked" Victory model.

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