Gun Report

S&W Model 1917 45 ACP, $600-800 (Grade: C 2015)

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Testers appreciated the accuracy of this old warhorse, but the design was dated and is more appropriate in the role as a collectible shooter.

S&W Model 1917 45 ACP, $600-800 (Grade: C 2015)

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Sight Radius
Overall Height
Front Strap Height
Back Strap Height
Maximum Width
Grip Thickness Max
Grip Circumference Max
Frame Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Single
Trigger Span Double

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This is a typical target from the M1917 using a rest. Age has not deteriorated accuracy in this former combat pistol.
The lanyard loop was removed and “Ted” had the hole plugged and a brass plate soldered in place.
Revolver sights from the early 20th century were fine; they are quite different on the modern revolver.
The ejector rod was long enough to eject empties or live ammo.
The bulbous ejector-rod top locks into the pin in the underlug; note how the pin projects out from the lug.

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