One of the rarest and never seen US Martial Pistols of the WWII era is the 2 inch barreled Smith & Wesson Victory model. They are so elusive that we have up until now only ever even seen one other confirmed genuine example. The one that we offer you today is such a rare and well documented example, it is 100% textbook and in a known serial range of these rare 2 inch Victories. It is in 95% all matching condition including the grips and it is a genuine late 1942 production Victory Model with a factory installed 2 inch barrel.
A Smith & Wesson Letter for this revolver has been ordered, but this revolver by serial number is in a known range of guns that were shipped in early December of 1942 to Fort Mason in California which at the time was the port of embarkation for the Pacific War. This group of Revolvers are marked “United States Property” and they were probably meant for use by G-2 Army Intelligence.
We cannot overstate the rarity and the enhanced historical desirability of this item it is only the 2nd one that we have handled, and it will not hang around for long. This will be one of the rarest Smiths in your collection.