Today's mail brought this beauty! It's a Lend-Lease Smith & Wesson Military & Police revolver in .38 Smith & Wesson. 5" barrel. I assume it went to the British Army. A nice pre-Victory series revolver.
All of the serial numbers match, including the grip numbers. It's not import marked but does have the proof marks from BNP from when it left military service.
Can anyone identify the marking on the left side of the frame - H B 4 in crosses. Was this also a mark from when it left military service or perhaps a unit marking?
Thanks in advance for any info you can provide!