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Smith & Wesson M1917 Handgun

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  • Action - Revolver

  • Action Type - Double Action

  • Caliber - .45 ACP

  • Barrel Length - 5-1/2"

  • Weight - 2.2 Lbs.

Product Summary

When the supply of M1911 pistols began to run low during World War I, the US Army commissioned a new revolver to augment their supply. The Smith & Wesson Model 1917 was essentially an adaptation of that company's Second Model .44 Hand Ejector, chambered instead for .45 ACP, employing a shortened cylinder allowing for use of half-moon clips, and a lanyard ring on the butt of the square butt frame. This new revolver also served to replace a range of 1890'0s-era .38 caliber Colt and Smith & Wesson revolvers that had demonstrated inadequate stopping power during the Philippine-American War. The Smith & Wesson M1917 is distinguishable from the Colt M1917 in that the S&W cylinder has a shoulder machined into it to permit rimless .45 ACP cartridges to headspace on the case mouth as with automatic pistols. This double-action revolver features wooden grips and fixed open sights. Its wood, its metal, and its bore are all in fair condition.

Model M1917
Type Handgun
Action Revolver
Action Type Double Action
Caliber .45 ACP
Barrel Length 5-1/2"
Weight 2.2 Lbs.
Sights Fixed Open
Finish Blued
Grips Wood
Capacity 6
Grip Condition Fair
Metal Condition Fair
Bore Condition Fair
Date of Manf. 1930-1939


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