C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

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

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 9463 Price : $1,895.00
Item : VERY FINE WWI COLT U.S. MODEL 1917 SERVICE REVOLVER
Description :
This is an original, WWI, U.S. Model 1917 Service revolver manufactured by Colt in 1918 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 has Colt's "wartime" finish with distinctive polishing marks evident. The gun is in very fine condition with more than 95% of its factory blued finish remaining. There is only the faintest hint of holster wear on the highest edges. There is some finish loss on the grip straps with some light brown speckling. The bore, chambers, and mechanics are all excellent. The grips are very fine with just a couple of tiny dings on the left grip. This is an outstanding example of a Colt Model 1917 Revolver. Stock no. 25199

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