SOLD FOR: $1380.55
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: Custom Victory Model
Serial Number: V64800
Year of Manufacture: 1942-1945, Customized 1963 (OB Date Code Proof), C&R
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: 6-Shot Double / Single Action, Swing-Out Fluted Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked with a crown over “BNP”, “8 TONS PER” square, “.610”, “.22LR” and with a crossed scepter proof with the “OB” date code. The left side of the frame and the cylinder over each chamber are marked with a crown over “BNP”. The butt of the grip frame, rear face of the yoke, and rear face of the cylinder are all marked with the serial number “V64800”. The butt of the grip frame is also marked with a flaming bomb and “WB”. The sideplate is marked with the S&W monogram logo and the right side of the frame is marked “MADE IN U.S.A.”. There are inspection marks on the yoke, yoke cut, and sides of the grip frame. The interior of the grips are marked “K” and the right grip has a number that does not match the serial number.
Barrel Length: 6”, Pinned
Sights / Optics: The revolver is installed with custom sights. The front sight is a Patridge blade on a serrated ramped base that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notched leaf in a base that is adjustable for windage and elevation and attached to the topstrap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are aftermarket checkered magna stocks with S&W medallions. There are some scattered dings and compressions, the most noticeable marks are on the bottom faces, right panel behind the medallion, and left panel above the bottom rear corner. There is a chip loss on the very top of the left panel along the rear edge. There is wear on the edges that border the checkering. There is rub wear to the checkering, the left panel has gone mostly smooth. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is well defined. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 90% of its new metal finish. The frame has a bushing, the cylinder and barrel have been sleeved. There are some scattered draglines. There is some finish loss on the edge of the muzzle. There are some areas of oxidation, mottled thinning, and light discoloration, most noticeable on the grip frame. There are a few little nicks and dings. The cylinder is plum. There are some streaks under the metal from when the refinishing was done. There is a light turn line on the cylinder. The screwheads are lightly worn with strong slots. The markings are mostly rounded though legible. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine condition as customized.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with some light side-to-side play. The double-action trigger is smooth and the single action is crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: At the beginning of WWII S&W began producing their M&P revolver for military use. They added a “V” for Victory to the serial number; this iteration thus became known as the Victory Model. As we entered the fray, we were producing them for US forces as well as for our allies. Victory model revolvers were standard issue for Naval and Marine aviators as well as guards back in the States at defense installations and factories supporting the war effort. This one has since been customized and its barrel and cylinder have been sleeved for the use of .22 Long Rifle. New sights have been installed and the metal has been refinished. This is a nice .22 revolver that will surely be a nice gun for target shooting and plinking. Please see our photos and good luck!