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Smith & Wesson Victory Model 38 Spl. WWII Revolver

This is one of the iconic WWII Victory Model S&Ws used by our pilots (and others) during the war. The government had 38 Special tracer ammunition loaded so pilots could use them to signal if they were downed and a neat shoulder holster with cartridge loops was available. One was fired at a Japanese cruiser by a pilot who was otherwise out of ammo during one of the most important navel engagements of the war in the Pacific (The Battel Off Samar - Taffy 3) talk about hutzpah! This example is in superb condition retaining 99% original phosphate finish with a little loss on either side of the muzzle and a cylinder line while 100% case color on the hammer and trigger remains; the bore is perfect and the grips are sound with thinly scattered light handling marks. Serial numbers on frame, barrel, cylinder and extractor all match while the right grip panel does not. Lock-up is tight for a Smith and all indications are that it has been shot very little. Imagine pulling this from your shoulder holster, inverting and firing at that cruiser from your cockpit as you flew over it yeah baby! If you have questions please email us at This will be listed for auction on Gun Broker the evening of December 3rd. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker button to see all our listings there. 11-29-18A--18-80-09