Furthermore, some internet forums are filled with helpful and knowledgeable people that would be happy to help try to interpret the serial number on your handgun. The one in front of the trigger guard, the fifth screw retained the cylinder lock spring. One of the reasons I bought this piece is that it has an entertaining history. Any info will be greatly appreciated. If the gun is an N-frame and has a checkered topstrap, then its a Model 27.
Serial numbers should be matching on all revolvers. If that doesn't work, then you could try to contact a gun shop and see if they can help you. If the model number or name is not marked on the gun, I'd suggest getting a copy of the Standard Catalog of Firearms from your library and trying to identify it there. I think that is a very early Highway Patrolman Mid-1950s. When you open the cylinder, you'll see the model number stamped on the frame just above where the yoke pivots. For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50.
Others are on the rear of the frame, above the gun's grip. The person I bought it from believes the original owner was an armorer for his department and he believes a custom trigger was also installed. Suggest you post the info and pictures on really nice and very knowledgeable people there. . Late 1974 — Early 1975 D750,001 — D870,000………Late 1975 — Early 1976 D870,001 — D999,999………Late 1976 — Early 1977 2D00001 - 2D80,000……….
Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot. Some one let me know if you've got a few minutes to spare. Nonetheless, if you read the whole thread several pages you'll have a pretty good idea. Highway Patolman which appears to be a Model 27 without being identified as so. However I'm planning on going up there this weekend and will take a look at it personally. Does it have a square or a rounded butt? I have talked to many ex-military personnel that carried them as late as the 1980s, as you can see these pistols played a significant part of our history.
I'll work on getting some pics posted this evening. Hes recently had a stroke and cant tell me anything about the gun. It is a hand ejector 38 spl,no model number in the yoke, and serial number of 67531. The serial number should be on the bottom of the grip-frame. Sometimes the serial number is here, especially in later models.
While the information I provide below can be helpful please see the list on the bottom of this page for reference material you should have if you are going to collect these historical pieces. The serial number is a six digit number on the bottom of the gun between the two sided hand grip. It's an old 5 screw model - 32 Long caliber. Kinda cool with all this detective work honestly. Also- is it wise to send this off to have it professionally cleaned and some very minor issues repaired if any. Then you can pass it down to your grandkids. Are they top-break or solid frame revolvers where the cylinder swings out to the side for loading? What types of grips do they have? To this day the Victory model is a very enjoyable shooting collectible, mainly due to its inexpensive cost, light recoil, and good accuracy.
This improved hammer block is still utilized in today's commercial Smith and Wesson revolvers. Hello, I am new here unsure how to post a new post yet and looking for information a pistol I received from my grandfather. Measure the barrel and make sure it is six inches. I'll take the camera, shoot some pics and try to post 'em. Please feel free to email me it that is easier. The Victory model revolvers participated in various roles from guard duty to riding in a shoulder holster with fighter and bomber pilots. Note: You can find all kinds of variations, with additional war and post war markings.
It shows significant holster and carry wear but is in good shape. Post the V400,000 serial number range they are located on the underside of the barrel, back of the cylinder and left side plate. Once you locate the serial number, then you are able to do some research and find out a little history on your gun. Late 1947 — Early 1948 S72,000 — S72,499………. Army Ordnance through the lend lease program to Britain for distribution.
If it's something else let me know and I'll take another look. It's possible that a large block of serial numbers that appear to be from 1954-55 were not actually used until 1957-58. I was not expecting what I saw before my own eyes. The other numbers on the gun are all manufacting assembly or inspection codes. I borrowed this from a thread on Highroad. Enjoy your families piece of history. They are usually in different depth and type face than the inspection numbers and you may need a magnifier.
That would be a post war 38 Military and Police K frame pre model 10 made between 1945 and 1948. My Mother graced me with my Great Great Grandfathers. This revolver has probably been refinished since leaving the factory as there are only 5 known satin nickel Model 28 revolvers. Pates books indicate that some delivered under an Army contract could be found with a P mark. It has different numbers stamped on the butt, the crane and in the ejector rod recess in the under barrel lug. Which would be the one we use trying to determine the manufacture date? A model 36 is a Chiefs Special A model 37 is a Chiefs Special Airweight A model 38 is a Bodyguard Airweight And a model 49 is a Bodyguard Jim Quote: It can't be a 1983 model, because this was my fathers gun and he's been dead since 1979.