S&w m1917 .45

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by jcd390, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. jcd390

    jcd390 New Member

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    Two questions, what ammo can I use in this revolver and wear can a find original grips for the gun? Thanks!
     
  2. Bob Wright

    Bob Wright Member

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    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
     

  3. jcd390

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    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
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    there are tons of grips on Ebay
     
  6. jcd390

    jcd390 New Member

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    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?
     
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    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]
     
  8. jcd390

    jcd390 New Member

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    Thank you Sir!