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jcd390 11-12-2012 05:48 PM

S&w m1917 .45
Two questions, what ammo can I use in this revolver and wear can a find original grips for the gun? Thanks!

Bob Wright 11-12-2012 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by jcd390 (Post 1011732)
Two questions, what ammo can I use in this revolver and wear can a find original grips for the gun? Thanks!

You can use any commercial .45 ACP in a Smith M1917, but stay away from the +P stuff. Also any commercial .45 Auto Rim, if you can find any.

As to grips, try Numrich (Gun Parts Corporation.)

Bob Wright

jcd390 11-12-2012 09:41 PM

Thanks Bob!

Bob Wright 11-13-2012 02:39 PM

Numrich is an "on again, off again" proposition in regards to in stock items. If no luck there, try gun shows, pawn shops, and second hand shops. I've found grips in old cookie jars or coffee cans at junk shops.

Just adds interest to your search.

Bob Wright

hiwall 11-14-2012 12:25 AM

there are tons of grips on Ebay

jcd390 01-18-2013 08:44 PM

Does anyone know what size frame the S&W 1917 is? I would like to order newer grips but I don't know the frame size. Most research states its a "N" frame, is that correct?

c3shooter 01-18-2013 08:49 PM

N-Frame (large) Models

Smith & Wesson Model 29s .44 Remington Magnum, 4- and 8⅜-inch barrels.44 Hand Ejector First Model "New Century"—first N-frame, introduced in 1908. The first chambering of .44 S&W Special.
Model 1917—first revolver chambered for .45 ACP[22]
Smith & Wesson Model 22—.45 ACP/.45 Auto Rim; also called the M1950 Military; Base for the 2nd issue Thunder Ranch Revolver; This was the evolution of the M1917 revolver
Smith & Wesson Model 25—similar to the Model 29, but chambered for the .45 ACP/.45 Auto Rim and later, the .45 Colt cartridge. The best known, and most common, variants of this revolver are the Model 25-2 (.45 ACP) and Model 25-5 (.45 Colt).
Smith & Wesson Model 27—first .357 Magnum; usually a custom or limited-run revolver, with a deep blue lustre[20]
Smith & Wesson Model 28—"Highway Patrolman" .357 Magnum; fewer frills than the Model 27, same performance; marketed to police for its reduced price and equal performance.[20]
Smith & Wesson Model 29—first .44 Magnum by S&W, made famous by its appearance in the film Dirty Harry[20]
Smith & Wesson Model 57—first .41 Magnum; initiated and sponsored by Elmer Keith and others, top end premier model identical in features, fit, and finish to .44 Magnum Model 29.[20]
Smith & Wesson Model 58—.41 Magnum; 4-inch barrel with fixed sights; marketed as basic, entry-level police duty revolver offering greater power than .38/.357 revolvers when using a reduced power .41 Magnum police load.
Smith & Wesson Model 610
Smith & Wesson Model 625—used by Jerry Miculek in .45 ACP to set the world record for 12 rounds (with one reload) on target in 2.99 seconds[20]

jcd390 01-18-2013 09:03 PM

Thank you Sir!

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