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Believe it was made in 1918. Just looking for info to save for my records. Thank you in advance. Let me know if there are more pics that can help.
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Nice, very nice...
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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! Your GF's gun was made in October 1918.
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You are correct on the date. A large majority of the military Model 1917 S&Ws were shipped in 1918. It is generally assumed that the WWI military M1917 revolvers stopped at serial number 169959. .45 ACP cartridges for the M1917 during WWI were usually packed in three-round clips (half-moon) which are not too often seen. You can get several types of full-moon clips holding six rounds today. These aid in loading and extraction but are actually not needed if you don't mind removing the fired cases individually.

Colt also supplied the US military a very similar revolver, also called the Model 1917. There are some very good WWI reproduction flap holsters available inexpensively. Original holsters are fairly costly.

The condition of yours is very good. Don't mess with it.

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Wish mine were that nice. What else do you want to know?
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Believe it was made in 1918. Just looking for info to save for my records. Thank you in advance. Let me know if there are more pics that can help.
Most likely shipped Nov 1918. Attsa nice un!
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