C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

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

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 8581 Price : SOLD
Item : VERY FINE, SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1917 SERVICE REVOLVER
Description :
This is an original, WWI, U.S. Model 1917 Service revolver manufactured by Smith and Wesson 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 Smith & Wesson's variant. It is in very fine to excellent condition. It retains about 98% of its factory blued finish. There is a small area of holster wear on the left side of the barrel beneath the front sight. There a couple specks of very fine, light pitting in this small area. Everywhere else the gun is about perfect. The hammer and trigger retain nearly 100% of their case colors. The mechanics, bore, and chamber are excellent. The grips are very fine with just a couple of tiny dings along the bottom edges. This is a superb example of the S&W Model 1917 Revolver. Stock no. 22722

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