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Old January 4, 2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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help! how old is my s&w?

I just got a S&W six shooter passed down to me that belonged to my great-grandpa, so I know it's pretty old, I am just curious if anybody can help me put a year on it. It is a 38 S&W CTG serial number V301xxx.

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Old January 4, 2009, 12:20 AM   #2
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V1 in 1942 to V811119 in 1945.

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Old January 4, 2009, 12:24 AM   #3
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is there a web site that lists that type of info?
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Old January 4, 2009, 12:34 AM   #4
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The V prefix indicates that your gun is a "Victory Model," manufactured during WWII and issued to US and other allied troops.

The S&W forum at www.smith-wessonforum.com is a good place to find such information. They have a FAQ section that I believe includes serial numbers.

Anyone who is even remotely interested in S&W revolvers (or autos, for that matter) should have a copy of the Standard Catalog of Smith&Wesson, 3rd Edition. I found my copy at Barnes and Noble.
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Old January 4, 2009, 12:35 AM   #5
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is there a web site that lists that type of info?
It all comes from the Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson in it's 3rd edition.

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Old January 4, 2009, 12:37 AM   #6
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The S&W forum at www.smith-wessonforum.com is a good place to find such information. They have a FAQ section that I believe includes serial numbers.
Which also comes from the Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson.

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Old January 4, 2009, 12:37 AM   #7
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