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Old 07-11-2018, 05:40 PM
Shtf45acp Shtf45acp is offline
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Default 1917 Snub Nose Project

Well I finally got my first S&W 1917. It's the perfect candidate for a snubby project I've been wanting to do. It has already been shortened and is parkerized as well. I feels ok and timing is good but the cylinder is a little looser on the yolk then my 625 but I guess being a older gun its probably normal. I'm not quite sure if there is anything I can do to fix it.

Anyway I plan on shortening it to the ejector rod lug or possibly even shorter.

I've been talking to another member on here, his name is deyomatic and he has one of the shortest 1917 revolvers I've ever seen. He has a detent in the yolk to take care of the lock up since there is no ejector rod lug.

After taking to my machinest buddy he said we could easily replicate that and possibly even do two detents to make a even more positive lock up.

Just looking for ideas and suggestions on what some others have done with these old 1917 snub nose guns and possible ideas for a front sights as well. I can wait to start on this and show off the final results.

Here is a few pictures of what it looks like now.
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Last edited by Shtf45acp; 08-06-2018 at 04:24 PM.
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