FACTORY LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY - S&W charges for a formal letter of authenticity.
Between 1983-1987, Smith & Wesson was owned by the Lear Siegler Co. During 2012, Carl Walther Gmb H Sportwaffen and Umarex announced the formation of Walther Arms, Inc. Hand Ejectors are the modern type revolvers with swing out cylinders.
At a recent trip to the 2003 Louisville gun show I noticed prices on Victory revolvers had increased noticeably.
armed forces have always been under appreciated by collectors, the good news is that makes them relatively inexpensive to acquire, but this is changing.
The Victory model revolvers participated in various roles from guard duty to riding in a shoulder holster with fighter and bomber pilots.
I have talked to many ex-military personnel that carried them as late as the 1980s, as you can see these pistols played a significant part of our history.
If your gun does have a Model Number, post your questions in the subforums for the later models located here: S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 or S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present Model number, serial number, finish, caliber, and barrel length are usually all you will need to post for information on a Model numbered gun.