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S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 All 5-Screw & Vintage 4-Screw SWING-OUT Cylinder REVOLVERS, and the 35 Autos and 32 Autos


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Can someone help date these 2 S&W:

S&W revolver .38 US Property GHD W 504xxx
S&W revolver .38 US Property GHD W 661xxx

I could not find them in the standard Catalog,

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Pictures or a little more info would be VERY helpful. Are they .38 S&W or .38 Special. Any alpha characters in front of the serial number. Lanyard loop or hole for one. Barrel length. They are possibly WWII era Victory models, and if so should have a V or an SV in front of the serial number.
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Welcome aboard from ol' Wyo.

For dating help, I cannot recommend the online dating sites.

For info on your Victory Models, if you have the SCSW 4th Ed., start on page 166.

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They are possibly WWII era Victory models, and if so should have a V or an SV in front of the serial number.
Not SV. The lowest SV number known is SV732261. It shipped on June 29, 1945.

I believe Jerry (peacekeeper4) has misread the V as a W. If these two revolvers have 4" barrels and are chambered for the .38 Special, they are U.S. Victory Models from 1944.
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Not SV. The lowest SV number known is SV732261. It shipped on June 29, 1945.

I believe Jerry (peacekeeper4) has misread the V as a W. If these two revolvers have 4" barrels and are chambered for the .38 Special, they are U.S. Victory Models from 1944.
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