SMITH & WESSON EARLY HAND EJECTORS (NAMED MODELS) VICTORY MODEL
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.38 Spl. (post-WWII commercial sales), .38 S&W Spl. (U.S. government sales), or .38 S&W (Lend-Lease arms to Allied Forces) cal., 2 (rare) or 4 in. barrel, mfg. in accordance with British/American Lend-Lease agreement of WWII, parkerized finish, most with "V" prefix, approx. 240,000 mfg. 1942-1945. There is pricing information available for purchase for this model. This data is available in the following options:

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.38 MILITARY & POLICE FIRST MODEL (MODEL OF 1899)

.38 S&W Special cal., early Army & Navy models were marked "S&W .38 MIL.", civilian guns and standard models are 2-line barrel marked ".38 S&W SPECIAL & U.S. SERVICE CTG'S" with the "Maltese Cross" emblem stamped both before and after the caliber, these models are also referred to as .38 Hand Ejectors, 6 shot fluted cylinder, 4, 5, or 6 1/2 in. barrel, blue or nickel finish, "S&W" monogram checkered hard rubber or checkered walnut grips with walnut grips exhibiting an impressed circle at top, left plain for civilian issue, marked with inspector's initials for military issue. 20,975 mfg. 1899-1902. Serial number range 1-20975.

THE .38 CHIEFS SPECIAL AIRWEIGHT “ PRE- MODEL 37”

.38 S&W Special cal., double action revolver built on the round or square butt alloy J 4 screw frame, 5 shot, later built with a steel cylinder due to cracks in the alloy cylinders, 2 in. barrel with round or square butt or 3 in. barrel with square butt only, available in blue or nickel finish, earliest production frames were a 5 screw alloy frame with a rounded trigger guard and a shorter grip and grip frame, examples of this frame are extremely rare. Continued as the Model 37.

THE CENTENNIAL AIRWEIGHT "PRE-MODEL 42"

.38 S&W Special cal., double-action-only revolver built on the round butt alloy J 4 screw frame, a lightweight version of the Centennial Model, 5 shot, steel cylinder (37 manufactured with an alloy cylinder), blue or nickel finish, 2 in. pinned barrel, numbered concurrently with Model 40. Very early production may have a small lock screw on the upper sideplate screw. Ramped front sight with serrations and notch cut rear sight. Serial range of 1 to 30160 in an original series. Mfg. circa 1952-1957.

THE .22 MILITARY AND POLICE (POST OFFICE MODEL)

.22 LR cal., double action revolver built on the square butt K frame with 5 screws, designated as a training gun for the U.S. Postal Service, the only K frame produced in .22 LR with fixed sights, blue finish, 6 shot with 4 inch round barrel, not cataloged by S&W. Mfg. circa 1948-1957 and continued as the Model 45.

.32 HAND EJECTOR POST WAR (PRE-MODEL 30)

.32 S&W Long cal., 6 shot, 2 (rare), 3 1/4, 4 1/4, or 6 in. barrel, blue or nickel, fixed sights, walnut or rubber grips. Serial range 536685 -712953 as an "I" frame mfg. 1946-1960.

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