The serial numbers have no letters, it has a lanyard strap in the grip butt and Trade Mark is on the right side. On later Navy revolvers, ordered through the Army they will be found with the more typical Army G. Crane and crane recess are also serial numbered to each other, but this is a different number then the revolvers serial number as is correct for Victory model revolvers. You may have to remove the grips tp see it. As for value, that depends a lot on condition. You can try to contact their customer support by phone and see if they would be willing to help you that way.
If you have a firearm related question, please register and post it on the forums. It also didn't come with a box or anything. The old guns without the serial numbers are the ones that can be a little trickier. I have been pointed towards this video which was on American Rifleman. V1 to approximately V39,999 were predominately. Furthermore, some internet forums are filled with helpful and knowledgeable people that would be happy to help try to interpret the serial number on your handgun.
Some of these were shipped to a commission responsible for supplying the civilian industries. Would it decrease the value anymore by having it reblued? The Victory model revolvers participated in various roles from guard duty to riding in a shoulder holster with fighter and bomber pilots. You can send them a picture and they can find out more of the background on your gun along with the date manufactured. The one in front of the trigger guard, the fifth screw retained the cylinder lock spring. Like many of the 45 caliber N frames, it is marked Model of 1989, however I've seen some sources listing them as made in 1987 and some in 1989. The later appear to be Army Supply Program contract revolvers.
Post the V400,000 serial number range they are located on the underside of the barrel, back of the cylinder and left side plate. I have talked to many ex-military personnel that carried them as late as the 1980s, as you can see these pistols played a significant part of our history. I know there was a run of 2000 of this specific product code, some 25-7 and 25-9, but I can't figure out when it was made. It has never been fired since I have owned it. Late 1947 — Early 1948 S72,000 — S72,499……….
These countries include the Union of South Africa 21,347 , Canada 45,328 , and Australia 8,000. Is there anyone that I can send photos to that may be able to help me? The serial numbers have no letters, it has a lanyard strap in the grip butt and Trade Mark is on the right side. Once you locate the serial number, then you are able to do some research and find out a little history on your gun. This improved hammer block is still utilized in today's commercial Smith and Wesson revolvers. I bought mine new around that same time, when they first came out.
I've been following the site for awhile and finally decided to join. Serial numbers should be matching on all revolvers. I know there was a run of 2000 of this specific product code, some 25-7 and 25-9, but I can't figure out when it was made. For a complete listing see the books referenced below. It also didn't come with a box or anything. Sometimes the serial number is here, especially in later models. From approximately V300000 to end of production G.
Too many people try to pass it off as original. I was told it was made sometime in the 80's but the previous owner couldn't pin it down any more than that. The company's first offering was a lever-action repeating pistol. Drewry is found on the butt. Thankfully, most people will probably have a newer gun with the serial numbers, and it should be relatively easy to get more background information using that number.