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Is it me, or do all of these revolvers look alike?????
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Muddyboot, have you fired that beautiful snubby? I'd be interested to know how it handles. :-)
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Muddyboot, have you fired that beautiful snubby? I'd be interested to know how it handles. :-)
Yes, I've put around 300 rounds through it...It shoots very well, I have not fired it for distance. My local indoor range is only 50 feet....It does not like HP ammo, not sure why. A very fun revolver to shoot, to bad they never came this way from the factory.
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Thanks. An amazing artifact. I've never seen one like it, and it's so expertly crafted it looks factory-original. Enjoy!
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Had a nice range session today with my February 1918 production M1917. Shot great and functioned flawlessly. What a joy!

SN 197xx US Army marked, GHS, "UNITED STATES PROPERTY", all numbers match. 85-90% bluing. Appears all original.

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I am late to this thread. My 1917 serial 7973 with grooved hammer and concave top grips.
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Not all. My M1917 .45 ACP, converted to target with a pre war post 1934 2 screw S&W Reg Mag rear site with serrated hump, milled in by Micro Site.

Redfield front site blade milled in. Micro Site double cockeyed hammer. Serrated factory target trigger.

S&W stocks are early 1950s smooth ‘cokes’. Every bit as “factory” as a factory rework can be. Even to the point of not flattening the rebound slide pin protruding on the left side of the frame when re-blued!





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I think this might have been posted already... but "photo-bucket" ate it up!

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Here is a picture of mine. Bought it from a local pawn shop a couple of years ago. My best guess is it was re-barreled with a model 1950 barrel and re-blued at sometime in it's life. The serial number is 1245XX and all the serial numbers match except the barrel that has no numbers. The barrel is marked on the left side SMITH & WESSON. On the right side it is stamped .45 MODEL 1950 . The barrel has been cut away to accommodate the mushroom head on the extractor rod. It has flaming bomb, ST2, and ST21 proof marks on the frame. All of the stampings are crisp and not buffed out. There are not any factory rework stamps on the grip frame , so who ever did this, did a professional job. It wears a modified set of K frame grips. Minimal wear and it is a great shooter.
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Gunnut.38,

Nicely done and nice gun!

They're N frame grips. Can modify N frame to fit K frame but not the reverse. They'd have to be "stretched" across the top.

How does you your cyl open, nice and easy and smooth?

I ask because the extractor rod is just a bit long; the front lock bolt in the barrel lug is really sticking out.
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What a great thread! Don't know how I missed it.

Here's my 1917 shipped this month 100 years ago.
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Yes Hondo44 it does open smoothly. The locking bolt locks and unlocks into the extractor rod correctly. They must have used one that was a little to long. I never noticed that before.
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Nice thread - here's mine.
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Sorry for being so late at this grand old party . I´ve posted this brazilian elsewhere in this forum, but here it goes again. It´s from the second batch of the brazilian contract, delivered in 1946. Waiting for the transfer to go through.

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I call this one "Old Doublestamp". I like to think it was so good they had to mark it twice.

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Ironic for me that this thread resurfaced a few days after obtaining the below pictured DA 45 Model 1917 Army - it’s serial# 1514 which was in the first production run and shipped from the factory during November 1917 according to Mr. Jinks.


















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Ironic that this thread resurfaced a few days after obtaining the below pictured DA 45 Model 1917 Army - it’s serial# 1514 which was in the first production run and shipped from the factory during November 1917 according to Mr. Jinks.
Terry, I think it's been refinished. Maybe you could send it to me for a proper inspection?

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Time to post another one on this thread. Serial# 136103 shipped in November 1918 according to Roy and he also stated “It is interesting as it was shipped to a Military Camp and not to the Springfield Armory. May have some history”. I’m awaiting the factory letter. This was a GB buy for $918 shipped and the gun is near mint!















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That looks nice. I would like to get a 3in 'bulldog' conversion. They look handy and well-balanced.
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Can't possibly go wrong at that price!! That's a true steal.

For that price it's worth soldering a decent front sight on it and rebluing the barrel and cyl again to match!
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Thanks for resurrecting this thread guys, somehow I never saw this one before.

After looking through 8 pages of mostly nice examples, I'll submit my entry for the ugliest prize.

This old 1917 Commercial has been bumper chromed over rust pitting, PLUS bored for 45 Colt and had a slightly longer hammer nose installed.

Mechanically solid with a shiny bore and sharp rifling, and it shoots both 45 Colt and 45 ACP just fine.
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I've always had a soft spot for old nickeled six shooters, BC.

Here's my old 37 Brazilian, after I straightened the front sight up a tad. Six of my 230 grain flat point loads at 25 yards.

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After looking through 8 pages of mostly nice examples, I'll submit my entry for the ugliest prize.

This old 1917 Commercial has been bumper chromed over rust pitting, PLUS bored for 45 Colt and had a slightly longer hammer nose installed.

Mechanically solid with a shiny bore and sharp rifling, and it shoots both 45 Colt and 45 ACP just fine.
There’s also .45 Auto Rim!
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LOL, I certainly WISH it were nickeled. This one has literally been chrome plated - and judging by the poor quality of the work it was almost certainly done at a bumper chroming shop.

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After looking through 8 pages of mostly nice examples, I'll submit my entry for the ugliest prize.

This old 1917 Commercial has been bumper chromed over rust pitting, PLUS bored for 45 Colt and had a slightly longer hammer nose installed.

Mechanically solid with a shiny bore and sharp rifling, and it shoots both 45 Colt and 45 ACP just fine.
It really hasn't been over buffed much, except the side plate seam. It could be stripped (that's cheap), pits filled with brazing, leveled and nickeled properly.
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It really hasn't been over buffed much, except the side plate seam. It could be stripped (that's cheap), pits filled with brazing, leveled and nickeled properly.
Fill the pits with brazing, not steel? Because it will be plated over and not seen?

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"Yeah, and I'm sure it would shoot them too - but I don't have any or even any brass so I've never had opportunity to try it."--BC38
Absolutely! After all, the AR was developed specifically for these revolvers. Since you can shoot the .45 Colt, though, that niche is filled.
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It really hasn't been over buffed much, except the side plate seam. It could be stripped (that's cheap), pits filled with brazing, leveled and nickeled properly.
Sure, that could be done - for a price. The cost would far exceed the value of the finished product though, since a refinished gun is worth much less than an original specimen. No, to me it makes much more sense to keep it as an ugly old shooter grade example.

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Absolutely! After all, the AR was developed specifically for these revolvers. Since you can shoot the .45 Colt, though, that niche is filled.
Exactly - and Colt brass and ammo is much more plentiful and therefore much less expensive than AR.
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I too would love to have one - a big-bore shooter with historical interest.

Correct me if I'm wrong - these are not "drop safe", right? I seem to recall a Hickok45 video where he fires one by tapping the hammer spur with a 2x2.

If a feller wanted a 45acp revolver similar to this but with modern safety measures, what would he buy? The reissue?

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I too would love to have one - a big-bore shooter with historical interest.

Correct me if I'm wrong - these are not "drop safe", right? I seem to recall a Hickok45 video where he fires one by tapping the hammer spur with a 2x2.

If a feller wanted a 45acp revolver similar to this but with modern safety measures, what would he buy? The reissue?

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Look at the Model 22. It is close.
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Fill the pits with brazing, not steel? Because it will be plated over and not seen?

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Correct. Brazing is much, much easier; the brass flows on the steel to fill the voids w/o melting the steel. Much quicker to level than steel. And won't show thru the nickel at all.
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I too would love to have one - a big-bore shooter with historical interest.

Correct me if I'm wrong - these are not "drop safe", right? I seem to recall a Hickok45 video where he fires one by tapping the hammer spur with a 2x2.

If a feller wanted a 45acp revolver similar to this but with modern safety measures, what would he buy? The reissue?

miker
Any post WWII 45 ACP will have the sliding bar hammer block safety starting with the 1950 Military 45 (became the Model 22) and 1950 Target 45 (became the Model 26). Both have the slender barrel like the 1917. They also have the speed action, short cocking action improvement.

The Classic series reissues would as well.
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