Anyone have an M1917 revolver?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by IowaShooter, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. IowaShooter

    IowaShooter Well-Known Member Supporter

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  2. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Good piece of history!
     

  3. freefall

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    I would like to own one, but I'd druther buy a Colt New Service in .45 Colt.
    You can have a similar Smith N frame in anything.
     
  4. EclecticShooter

    EclecticShooter Well-Known Member

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    Never shot one but I've handled a few. Great guns, you won't be disappointed.
     
  5. sheepdawg

    sheepdawg Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Chain has that S&W m22-4 that's a copy of the old m1917.

    There was a thread on it a few weeks ago. Looked like a pretty sweet piece except for the lawyer lock.
     
  6. Trez

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  7. Rick1967

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    I used to have the colt. I sold it because someone offered me a lot more than I paid for it. I wish I had kept it. It was a really cool gun. I had moon clips for it. But you can also shoot 45 auto rim without the moon clips.
     
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  8. freefall

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    My homicidal BIL had a .45 Colt New Service, got it taken away by a South Dakota sheriff. He deserves to have his *** kicked, but I'm not man enough to do it.
    :(
     
  9. kfox75

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    I haqve my grandfather's NYSP marked Colt New Service, in .45 Colt, so i can't say much on the S&W 1917. However, I do like shooting the Colt 1917 for more than just sentimental reasons.

    And yes, it was his original sidearm on the NYSP, which he bought when they went to the Police Positive, and they offered the CNS to the issued officers at a low cost.
     
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  10. freefall

    freefall Well-Known Member

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    Can I have it?
     
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  11. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'd sell both kidneys, and my right leg first. that one stays in the family, along with a few others I have.
     
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  12. 1911NUT

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    OK, So how much for the leg, kidneys and pistol then?
    We'll call it a pkg. deal. :eek:
     
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  13. EclecticShooter

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    I might go in on that with you. We get to keep it a month at a time?
     
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  14. Chainfire

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    I have a recent copy, The S&W 22-4. It is fun to shoot, but has a surprisingly stout recoil. My son has Smith 1917, the two are nearly identical, except for the finish. The 22-4 is nickel.
     
  15. freefall

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    Can I have it?
     
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  16. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Nope. Need the leg to ride. :p

    So how would you be storing that leg and the kidneys? Sending them back and forth, well, I just don't see them lasting that long. o_O
     
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  17. alsaqr

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    i own two model 1917 revolvers, a Colt and a Smith and a Wesson. Neither has been fired in decades.
     
  18. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I can take care of that problem... Send them my way
     
  19. jismail

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    1557243339833-439866411.jpg My 1918 M1917 Colt. Actually spent time in France during WW1 according to the shipment records. It has been refinished by a PO but they did a nice job (except for sanding away part of the rollmarks) I picked it up as a shooter not a collector piece but it is still a nice pistol If I bought it again, I would get the M1909 in 45LC instead. Same pistol, just not such a PITA to prep ammo for. One side note, the Colt M1917 will shoot 45ACP either with or without the moon clips, you just have to hand eject the spent shells with a rod if you choose not to use the clips.
     
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  20. SanchoPanza

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    Despise S&W; want a Colt.