If you'r seial number is well below this, you mite have a gun of greater value. Army arsenal-issue ammo in one of my cans. I have to replace the handgrips, as someone added some really crappy aftermarket white plastic grips that look like they came off a toy cap gun. There is a lengthy section on the M1917, with historical reference and values. If the back- strap curves, then the grip frame is a. His gun is marked on the bottom of the butt U. All revolvers were polish blue with 5.
I still have a couple of items they made and they've been out of business for many years. Square Butt: Part B: Once you have determined Grip Frame and Round vs. I haven't even had time to get out to the range since late July! Keep in mind that many Smith and Wesson guns produced before 1957 did not have a serial number stamped on them. Our return policy is not designed for folks who have just changed their mind or who did not fully read the description. A large number of these Brazilian 1917s has been imported back into the U. That was at least 40 years ago and I'm still using it.
Half moon clips were used to accommodate. If that doesn't work, then you could try to contact a gun shop and see if they can help you. This was a sidearm born of necessity. When the European continent rushed to its in 1914,. In fact, it seems that since 1917 there has been a.
For that final touch, you will be shipped a glass top cherry stained presentation case to proudly display your lavishly engraved firearm. Our only goal is to make sure your are happy with your purchase. The standard location for the serial number is above the trigger guard. Plus all the other stuff I've picked up over the years. In order to bet a value for your Smith and Wesson handgun,I will need to know if your Smith and Wesson is a break open top break revolver,or a regular revolver,with a swing out cylinder.
Or just a collection of various M1917s, and other caliber hand ejectors of that era. The ejector rod knurling shows wear. The entire clip was carried, loaded, and extracted as a unit. They found enough customers to keep the piece in and out of production until the 1940s by which point another 11,200 commercial model had entered the market. The factory was able to make the changes quick and by September 1917, they were shipping new. As well as the usual markings, the gun has the initials for Col. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds.
To pay online, please use the 'Pay Now' link at the bottom of the invoice, which will be sent after the sale. It is our goal to resolve return issues to keep all parties satisfied with their dealings look at our feedback. Short Square butt Converts to. Sometimes we miss, overlook or confuse things and we promise to make it right as best we can when we do. Serial Numbers on Smith and Wesson Firearms If you own a Smith and Wesson handgun, you might be interested in finding out some more information on your particular gun.
And further research can be done on this classic piece by picking up a copy of , in which Lee Arten talks about shooting his M1917 in Too Many 45s? Smith and Wesson immediately knew their plan of attack; taking their Hand Ejector. Once you locate the serial number, then you are able to do some research and find out a little history on your gun. Field grade 1917s with poor finishes but are otherwise complete, run significantly less and regularly pop up. Click to Enlarge 1 Through 5 Short Butt Standard. American Express needs to be processed here using the item number from the auction site and the Credit Card Total:.
The purchaser is responsible for any fees or cost of transfer. Stewart which was replaced with the ordnance bomb pictured below around April of 1918. Barrel Channel Laminated Nutmeg Semi. Curtis A site devoted to research for an upcoming book. For the most part, the gun shot pretty much to point of aim. A couple of Roy Jinks letters in my possession 2. I have seen two different styles of handgrips, and I'm not sure which is the correct style to use on this.
Design of the M1917 In early 1917 Smith and Wesson, had its second , a large frame gun similar to the N-frame series of today, already in wartime production and chambered in for contracts to the. In fact, I have a couple of boxes of 1942 U. But these … revolvers and others like them remain as an unforgotten link to that time and those men. The cylinder latch has handling wear with well defined knurling. You can try to contact their customer support by phone and see if they would be willing to help you that way. A powerful and economical pistol. In 1937, Brazil ordered from Smith and Wesson the M1917 for its Army.
Specifications are true to the originals with a 5½-inch barrel, lanyard ring on the grip and a pinned, half-moon front sight. Exceptions only arise when the items are going to different locations different licenses , or when they are exceptionally large, heavy or valuable and cannot be combined. Shot one box, didn't have a single misfeed or misfire, even in temps of about 30 degrees this past March. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley M-F, 8-4 and Saturday By Appointment. The finish is thinning at all edges. They are virtually identical to the World War I guns, though some do have the commercial-style checkered grips, and all have the Brazilian seal emblazoned on their sideplates.