I guess I was hoping futilely for a more romantic explanation. The company expanded its operations into a new facility, and increased its workforce as well, but Joseph's ill health, as well as labor disputes, created major problems for the gun manufacturer. Production was discontinued entirely in 1860, but the company survived, and by 1866 it became known as Winchester Repeating Arms Co. Your dad was on the job at least 20 to retire yes? Hits with the heavier, slower Federal offering were just as high but well centered. V- prefix Victory serialization was started at V1, reaching approximately V2.
Victory Model was introduced at serial number V-40,000. The trigger return spring is a flat leaf rather than the coil spring-powered slide used in variations dating from 1905 onwards. The contrasting pigskin, folded and sewn along the top of its pouch, adds a nice custom touch to the holster ensemble. Wesson, were working alongside their father, but Daniel continued to make all major decisions. Victory Model revolvers generally had their top-straps stamped with an ordnance flaming bomb insignia and several types of markings may be observed. The official handgun of the military at the time was the Colt. It just seems the explanation might lie in the fact that the stamps were made, the inspecting officer was there, so let the production line roll.
See the icons in the upper right hand corner. I don't know how 'old' your gun is. During my ownership, I had never fired it. It's very common to find British Victories with bored chambers. The model has also been offered throughout the years with both the round butt and square butt, i.
It also has the number 116 engraved on the yoke. The serial number is usually on the bottom of the grip frame. There is something sexy about a wheel gun! I need to know how many digits in the serial number to do this right. On the opposite side of the serial number is what looks like a flaming bomb. These included major modification and simplification of the internal lockwork and the addition of a locking underlug on the barrel to engage the previously free-standing ejector rod. We think the robbers were still in the house when she came home and she was unarmed.
Because the serial number gives it a date of birth in the 1920's. V1 to approximately V39,999 were predominately. Leave out the last couple of digits if you like, but include x's. I'll let you know as soon I go at the range. I'm wondering what the hard chrome does to the value - but I'm guessing you're not even considering selling it so that's not important. Maybe someone else knows the reason for the continuation of L-L.
Any Info would be greatly appreciated! From 7 yards, it was easy to keep a quick six shots fired in double-action mode within the 4-inch bullseye I aimed at. The weight of an unloaded 4-inch-barreled version was 34 ounces. Between 1955 and the early 1980's various German agencies sold their carbines to German gun brokers. It is still relatively easy to determine model and vintage at least approximately from serial number and other identifying characteristics such as caliber. The chambers are a little sloppy for. In 1857, Volcanic went into receivership.
It could say 10-5, 10-6, 10-7, etc. However, in a few episodes, it is said that Tipton's ancestors owned the hotel first before he did. How much would you need to part with the gun? I also lucked into a Victory model. This may yet be another example of London's ignorance, or a continuity error or that the Tiptons have not owned it for some time and he bought it back. A 120- or 158-grain red-tipped tracer round was also standard issue for this revolver at that time, to be used by naval and marine aircrews for emergency signaling.
Can you provide any info on this old beauty? After that I can't help you, however, there are many other websites where the year of manufacture can be determined, based on the serial number. If the gun has its main original parts, that same serial number should be stamped on the rear face of the cylinder and on the bottom of the barrel flat where the ejector rod fits underneath. Probably from about November 1942. This round became known as the. Neat guns and they are a nice contrast to each other. Thank you for your patience and interest.
Just guessing by responses in the thread this would mean April-May 1944. From what I can determine it is a. I have been pretty successful in finding dates for old Smiths. As a Lend Lease item, it was expected or hoped that the revolver would eventually be returned to the United States. The model has also been offered throughout the years with both the round butt and square butt grip patterns.