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    Smith model 10 Wesson

    My son in law just acquired what appears to be a smith & Wesson Model 10 38 special US property marked from his grandfathers estate. He was WW II army. I was thinking Victory model but there is no V prefix before the serial number and no lanyard swivel on the butt, plain smooth walnut grips. It seems S & W doesn't or any where else have a serial number lookup. Looking for any help.

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    Info is included in the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson. I've never looked up a USGI model in it before.

    Is there a dash number after the model number, located in the crane area?
    Last edited by grizzman; 06-29-20 at 21:14.

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    We missed the V because it was located on the opposite side of the lanyard ring mounting hole from the serial number instead of at the beginning of the serial number. The lanyard ring had been removed some time in the past. At first I thought it might have been broken off but I removed the grips and the retaining pin is also missing. The acceptance mark is GHD ( Guy H. Drewry) and there is a P proof mark. My son in law's dad gave it to him and didn't know what it was other than an old S&W revolver. Serial number is in the 600,000 / 700,000 range. Finish is worn in spots and the bore is bright and shiny. A nice family heirloom. Thanks for the help

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    Congrats on preserving a great family piece.

    I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to see a picture or two.


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    Too cool, I have a snubbie like the one my great Uncle carried in his pocket backing up his service M-10 when he was a Chicago Cop.
    My Grandfather, who was my Great Uncles little Brother and later his ward, said he was stern, but fair and would like all good Irish Cops swing a baton like Mickey swing a bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P2Vaircrewman View Post
    We missed the V because it was located on the opposite side of the lanyard ring mounting hole from the serial number instead of at the beginning of the serial number. The lanyard ring had been removed some time in the past. At first I thought it might have been broken off but I removed the grips and the retaining pin is also missing. The acceptance mark is GHD ( Guy H. Drewry) and there is a P proof mark. My son in law's dad gave it to him and didn't know what it was other than an old S&W revolver. Serial number is in the 600,000 / 700,000 range. Finish is worn in spots and the bore is bright and shiny. A nice family heirloom. Thanks for the help
    Info from the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson 4th edition...

    The "Victory" model was introduced with a V serial prefix from V 1 to 769,000 at which time a new design hammer block was introduced and the serial prefix became SV added to indicate the change.
    This change was made after the death of a sailor from an accidental discharge of a Victory pistol dropped on the deck of a ship.

    GHD was an inspector from 1930-57.

    I did not see anything about the "P"
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    Quote Originally Posted by titsonritz View Post
    Info from the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson 4th edition...

    The "Victory" model was introduced with a V serial prefix from V 1 to 769,000 at which time a new design hammer block was introduced and the serial prefix became SV added to indicate the change.
    This change was made after the death of a sailor from an accidental discharge of a Victory pistol dropped on the deck of a ship.

    GHD was an inspector from 1930-57.

    I did not see anything about the "P"
    http://www.coolgunsite.com/pistols/v...and_wesson.htm

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