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Description: FS: Smith & Wesson Model 1917. This was a military issued revolver manufactured in 1917.

This is an unmolested military issued revolver manufactured in 1917. It has not been refinished or touched in any way, what you see is an authentic 100-year-old revolver with all of its scars and accumulated patina. Serial number 56689 is in very good condition with the 5-1/2" pinned barrel, smooth walnut stocks; stocks show minor wear, blue to purple patina finish, retains about 30% blue finish balance to brown-purple patina, trigger guard & front strap soft grey patina - Markings: crisp- "S.&W. D.A. 45" on left side of barrel, underneath barrel "UNITED STATES PROPERTY", "U.S./ ARMY/MODEL/1917" & "NO/56/689" on frame butt, barrel marked underneath ejector rod with serial "160659" & Eagle head "S34", cylinder face marked "56689" - faint- Flaming Bomb on left side of frame in front of hammer - Sights: fixed; front forged round blade/rear notched - U.S. Army military revolver - 6-shot - DA- built on square butt N frame - lanyard ring - Good shiny bore - mechanics appear to be in working order, with crisp timing - SN: 56689 -

History of the Model 1917

The M1917 Revolver (formally United States Revolver, Caliber .45, M1917) was a U.S. six-shot revolver of .45 ACP caliber. It was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1917 to supplement the standard M1911 .45 ACP semi-automatic pistol during World War I. Afterwards, it was primarily used by secondary and non-deployed troops. There were two variations of the M1917, one made by Colt and the other made by Smith & Wesson. Background U.S. civilians arms companies of Colt and Remington-UMC, as well as other companies, were producing M1911 pistols under contract for the U.S. Army, but even with the additional production there existed a shortage of M1911s. The interim solution was to ask the two major American producers of revolvers to adapt their heavy-frame civilian revolvers to the standard .45 ACP pistol cartridge. Both companies' revolvers utilized half-moon clips to extract the rimless .45 ACP cartridges. Naomi Alan, an engineer employed by Smith & Wesson, invented and patented the half-moon clip, but at the request of the Army allowed Colt to also use the design free of charge in their own version of the M1917 revolver.

Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: S&W
Caliber: .45 ACP
Location: SC

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Item #: 900914579
SKU: 1917
Stock No.: 160659
Seller Since: Feb. 2015
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