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    Hi all. I'm hoping for any and all feed back with this issue. My father passed away 2016 he was 97. He served in the Air Force then the Army. I am now the proud owner of his S & W revolver. I was wondering if there is a way to get a guns "history". I asked him long ago if it was registered and the answer was no. I'd also like to know the exact model since I get conflicting info between model 10 and a Victory. What if I wanted to sell it, should I, and where would I go If I did sell? He served in WWII so I can bet that's where he got it from. Thank you for your time.
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    Take a look here. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Personally i would never never sell something my father passed down to me.
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    I believe that's a pre WWII M&P pistol. The vast majority of Victory models had a "V" prefix and had a parkerized finish. The Model 10 was introduced in 1957.
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    Your best source of historic information left this earth 4 years ago. I know it's too late but you should have had extensive conversations about the gun with your father. You probably had little interest at the time. It's too late now as far as keeping it again I sense you have no interest in keeping it. My recommendation is to hold on to it for it's sentimental value.
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    Everyday I kick myself in the butt for not having more in-depth conversations about some things. But certain things didn't cross my mind till after the fact. I would never want to part from this piece of history but just curious. Thank you
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    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coalcracker View Post
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    Personally i would never never sell something my father passed down to me.
    Thank you. I spent so much time looking, reading, comparing, and re-searching that I thought my brain would explode. Thanks

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    One more question. I've never cleaned a gun. Could I/should I do it myself or find an experienced person? Where?

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    Your local gun store or a gun club will be able to help you with supply’s and such. It depends where you live. If you live in a state like mine there are some very important rules about how you transport it so taking it to the store or getting it appraised can be sticky. If you live in Texas, throw it in the glove box and run a months worth of errands and nobody will care.
    most experienced gun owners will be willin* to help you also. YouTube has videos also.

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    As Popeye said, it pre-war. S/N dates it to 1915-1942.

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