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iron bender

I love this one for it's well travelled self. Post War Austrian Police use. Thinking the K90 on frame is Austrian rack number? Thanks for looking!

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Charlie Flick

Yes, that marking is either a rack/inventory number or a police unit marking.

 

If you can supply me with the complete serial number I can give you a very good estimate on when it was shipped from the S&W factory.

 

In Austrian Police use these revolvers were employed with a locally made, black leather, flap holster.

 

Regards,

Charlie

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Yes, Charlie is correct that the German and Austrian Police used their own distinctive black leather flap holsters.  Here is an example of the correct Austrian Polizei revolver holster.  Notice the pouch for extra .38 S&W cartridges and the Austrian flat rivets.  

 

 

 

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Charlie Flick

Iron Bender:

 

I got your message with the complete serial number.  Thanks.  With that information I can estimate for you that your Victory likely shipped from the S&W factory in the January-February, 1944 time frame.  This information comes from the Victory Model Database.   

 

BTW, the Database also indicates that your revolver sold at auction in December 2020.   I am guessing that you were the buyer.  Nice gun.

 

I hope that this information is helpful to you.

 

Regards,

Charlie

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iron bender

Charlie, thanks so much for the info. Now I know what to look for in a Austrian post war holster. Thanks Sarge

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