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.: 9960 Price : SOLD
Description :
This is an original, WWI, U.S. Model 1917 Service revolver manufactured by Colt 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 blued finish which is less polished than their commercial production. The gun is in fine condition with about 80% of its factory finish remaining. There is some finish wear on the grip straps and on the high points of the gun. There is an area on the right side of the frame that is just beginning to turn brown. The trigger sides remain bright. The bore, chambers, and mechanics are all excellent. The walnut grips are in very fine to excellent condition with just a tiny ding or two from use. This is a great example of the M1917 Revolver in nice condition. Stock no. 28707



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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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