1918 Colt M1917 revolver s/n 131889
Original and unaltered. 98/99% Colt brushed blue finish rates nearly new. About impossible to upgrade. Shipped to the U.S. military in late 1918 or early 1919. This revolver is listed specifically by serial number in the National Archives. The National Archives has a document which serves as the disposal record for this revolver. I have not sent for the document dated 6 November 1925. However, a letter can be obtained which will provide the information for this Colt M1917 revolver. This revolver is listed in the Springfield Research Service database.
All matching parts, including the stocks. All markings are well struck. An exceptionally nice example with a direct hit in the National Archives...pretty hard to beat!
I will provide with the purchase of this revolver free of charge a letter of inspection and a photo CD with all the images of this revolver from my web site, as well as instructions on how to acquire copies of the records in the National Archives.
01 FFL or C&R required with payment by USPS postal money order or Western union transfer. Add $55 for Express Mail shipping with insurance anywhere in the U.S. I can recommend a good exporter for purchasers outside the U.S. 3 day inspection period. Return privilege provided item returned exactly as shipped. Please contact me with any questions.
$55 USPS Express Mail with insurance anywhere in the U.S.
May consider trades on high condition, original USGI military M1911 and M1911A1 pistols.
I am a collector of all U.S. military issue handguns, especially the M1911, M1911A1 and Colt Govt. Model pistols. My primary interest involves U.S. military pistols and revolvers manufactured before 1947. However, I also collect high quality WWII Axis pistols and Colts manufactured up about 1980.
I am a Life Member of the N.R.A., CCA and several other collector associations. I am a member of several online forum sites, but generally only post in the collector boards. I administer a website to provide inspection services for USGI handguns and provide collector information and photos.
I regularly buy to upgrade my collection. We attend more than 30 gun shows each year and regularly exhibit displays at some of the major shows and the Colt Collector Association annual conventions. I also provide paid inspections at the shows through our website.
I am acknowledged in Clawson's Collectors Guide and Meadows' Volume II and have acquired several pistols featured in books and articles authored by Clawson, Meadows, Pate and Brunner. feel free to contact me for more information or references.
I am not an 01 FFL and use a local shop for all transactions requiring shipment and dealer transfers. I do legal face-to-face transactions only where permitted by law.