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Old 05-08-2019, 12:19 AM
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Hi All!
New member here, so forgive me if I doing something wrong. Just picked up a nice Victory today. Smooth trigger, no finish, but bore is bright and shiney. Hoping I can get date the manufacture, serial # SV797998. I'm sure it's fairly late. US Property and GHD markings. Thanks in advance.
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This will work. Welcome to the forum.

You do indeed have a fairly late one, likely shipped around Feb/March 1945 and most probably to the Navy, on account of the property stamp.

The S before the V denotes a new hammer block safety which was installed in Victorys starting around V 769,000 in January.
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Absalom:

I'd say that SV 797988 likely shipped months later than Feb-March, 1945. My analysis would be that it shipped in June-July, 1945, based upon the Victory Model Database.
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Charlie, you’re right. I didn’t take into account the 1945 slowdown. I recall Jack mentioning that the highest military SV shipped to the Navy in August was just over 800xxx.
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Thank you, Guys! Great to know!
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