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Old 03-06-2010, 07:33 PM
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I recently purchased a Victory Model 38 that came with Diamond Magna grips. The serial number stamped into the grip is 92 243. Can one of the veteran collectors tell me when this grip was manufactured? Thanks.
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Hi, I'm a veteran and a collector, but not a veteran collector...

Best guess would be these are from a C prefix gun in about 1949 or '50.
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Welcome to the Forum.

These should be post WW II Magnas, as the prewar K frames were in the 6 digit S/N range when Magnas were introduced in the mid thirties. Unfortunately, S&W usually did NOT stamp the grips with the S/N prefix "S, C, D, K", making it harder to date them.

Can you post pictures?
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Gil;

I forgot about the possibility these are K (target model) prefix stocks. They would be from about 1950 too if K prefixed.
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