I bought this pristine Victory pistol from the OGCA show in Cleveland, Ohio quite a few years ago. Condition is special, but what was interesting was the story that came with it. It supposedly was surplused after WWII to a police department in Ohio. It was never issued by the police department and eventually was sold off to the person I bought it from. It still had a few traces of cosmoline or hardened grease on it when I bought it. Note the nice case hardening remaining on the hammer and trigger. Also on the top strap is an ordinance mark and "U.S Property G.H.D" stamped faintly.
The group picture is the pistol along with some WWII web gear, holsters and accessories, along with the somewhat scarce Navy Property ammo pouches. The cleaning rod is the hard to find twisted wire version that was packed in the box with each pistol. The pistol lanyard is what has been called recently the USMC pistol lanyard. I bought a quantity of them many years ago when they were known then as the “What the hell are these?” lanyard.