This Smith & Wesson was produced around 1943. The pistol’s serial number is V 200561. It has the 4 inch barrel chambered for the 38 Special. The bore is bright and sharp. The action works smoothly with no issues. The cylinder locks up snug. There is the usual slight drag line between the cylinder stops. The hammer and trigger have good color cased finish. The left side frame top strap is marked U.S. Navy. The original war time finish is intact the finish would rate a 96% overall condition. The wood grips are the correct style smooth grips. The U.S. Navy marked holster is by Boyt and dated 1944. These shoulder holsters were usually issued to Navy Air Craft Carrier pilots. This holster is in very fine condition. The leather is supple and very serviceable. There is no repairs or alterations done on this holster. This Smith & Wesson and holster is a correct rig for Navy issue to pilots during the war. This is a seldom seen pistol rig from the Navy. This pistol rig would be a fine addition to any military collection or Smith & Wesson Collection.
Curio&Relic J.M.C. Consn. (11) F. No. 576 -21
For those folks that do not know me yet, I’m very hard of hearing on the phone. Therefore when you would call me, I will pick up the phone and tell you that I will call you right back. I have caller ID just so that you know, the reason for that is I cannot use a regular phone. I have to switch over to what is called a voice carry over phone. When I call you back you will hear my voice in our conversation, an operator will type your conversation to me on my phone view screen. With me reading what you are saying to me saves me a lot of confusion for me mishearing words.
I do want to talk to you and answer your questions without mistakes or miscommunications. This system works pretty good, so please be willing to be patient with my hearing loss.
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