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hi all. just got myself a nickeled 1917 smith and wesson revolver. according to the data base i checked it was made august 1918. my question is .. why does'nt it have US property marks on bottom of the barrel or butt ? it has the numbered eagle stamps on all parts they should be. there is no flaming bomb or circle on upper left side of frame though.these inspector marks sure look a lot like the ones the germans later used by the way.i dont think any marking were removed when it was polished and nickled, the dates etc. on top of barrel are very clear, as are inspector stamps. the gun is just a shooter i know, but what a sweet shooter it is ! i am just wondering about it's history. was it sold off before milatary acceptance, given to postal service etc. thanks.