C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

(540) 592-7273 | sophiacsarms@aol.com

Open 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday

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Item No.: 10275 Price : $1,395.00
Description :
This is an original, WWI, U.S. Model 1917 Service revolver manufactured by Colt in 1917 and chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge with half-moon clips. The Model 1917 was adopted after America's entry into the First World War to supplement the stocks of Model 1911 semi-automatic pistols. Even with several companies producing the M1911, there still existed a shortage of these arms. The army approached both Colt and Smith & Wesson about producing military versions of their large frame civilian revolvers chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. An engineer at S&W invented and patented the half-moon clip, but at the army's request Colt was allowed to use the clips in their design for free. Consequently, both Colt and S&W produced the M1917, each similar, but distinctly different. This revolver is Colt's variant. It is in fine condition with more than 90% of its wartime blued finish remaining. There is some light wear on the high edges of the gun and some overall small scuffs and scratches in the finish. The bore and mechanics are excellent. The walnut grips are in good condition with some wear of the edges and a scattering of small dings and scratches from use. Included is a Model 1916 holster. It started out as a really nice example manufactured in 1943, but someone hacked away some leather so it would work with the Model 1917. We include it as a monument to the folly of man. The revolver is a great example of the WWI Model 1917 Colt. Stock no. 29887



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9150 John S. Mosby Highway (Route 50)
in historic Upperville, VA
  Box 602
Upperville, VA. 20185
(540) 592-7273 or (540) 592-7274
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