That being said you might want to consider adding a few Victory models to your USGI collection.While the information I provide below can be helpful please see the list on the bottom of this page for reference material you should have if you are going to collect these historical pieces .These countries include the Union of South Africa (21,347), Canada (45,328), and Australia (8,000).
As of 2000 over six million M&P/Model 10's had been manufactured by Smith & Wesson.
Smith & Wesson makes it possible for you to own a piece of history-in-the-making with these Classic revolvers.
It uses the K-frame size, like the Smith & Wesson Model 15 and Model 19.
Earlier versions, including the forerunner model of 1899 up until 1960, had thin barrels and a rounded front sight.
Early versions were chambered in .38 Long Colt/.38 Special and occasionally .32-20 WCF.
WWII models (Smith & Wesson Victory Model) were also chambered in .38 Smith & Wesson for the British Commonwealth.
You can find all kinds of variations, with additional war and post war markings.
These include rebuild markings, country ownership markings, unit markings, and much more.
To this day the Victory model is a very enjoyable shooting collectible, mainly due to its inexpensive cost, light recoil, and good accuracy. D acceptance mark was moved from the butt to the left top strap with the property mark. Found on the revolvers left top strap as per the two Navy contracts.