I hope someone can answer this question for sure
Was the Victory pistol ever made and issued in a polished nickle plate or chrome finish? My friend just aquired one that has a beautiful chrome finish. The guy he got from is a S&W collector and said Smith made a small amout of guns like this torwards the end of the war. The gun has all matching numbers, shows very little use, has the US government acceptance proof mark (flaming bomb) and US government on the top strap. We know it is a Victory model. When you look at the internals the quality of the chrome job looks like an arsenal job. However I have not found such in the research I've done so far. All I'm finding is Blue, black and parkerized finishes. Hope there is a S&W expert out there who can give us a true answer to this mystery.