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    Hello
    I picked up this Smith 2 days ago, when I got it home I noticed what looks like German Proofs on it! Its a matching rig but I put on different grips, because the ones that came wit it were rough. My question is has anyone seen a Victory Smith with German Proofs?

    Thank you
    Curt
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    Surplussed out - 'KD' might indicate 1993.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Is it still a 38-200 or has it been modified to the 38 special?

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    US issue .38 Super with 4" barrel-were issued as aircrew survival weapons up to 1990 or so.

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    I think the majority of the answers regarding this pistol and it's markings can be found here:

    My Victory - Page 2 - .38 COLT AND S&W REVOLVERS 1941-2000 [REF] - U.S. Militaria Forum

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Great link Ned!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Thanks Ned, I really am starting to like this pistol!

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    The marks are German commercial proof marks, nothing to do with German/Austrian Police use-my Finnish m/91 Mosin Nagant has similar marks-just means it went through a German dealer after being surplussed at some stage-pistol's over 70 years old now and has, as they say,' been around'.
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