What revolvers were used in ww1?
The M1917 Revolvers were six-shot, . 45 ACP, large frame revolvers adopted by the United States Military in 1917, to supplement the standard M1911 pistol during World War I….
|Cartridge||.45 ACP (11.43×23mm), .45 Auto Rim (11.43×23mmR)|
|Action||Double action/ single action, solid frame with swing-out cylinder|
What was the most used weapon in WW1?
The rifle was by far the most common weapon used in the world war. When the major powers entered the conflict, they possessed around 11 million rifles. During the war, they either manufactured or imported 30 million more.
What was the serial number of the 1917 Colt 45?
S. Army Model 1917 Double-action Colt U. S. Army Model 1917 Double-action Revolver: Colt U. S. Army Model 1917 Double-action Revolver, 1919, serial number 228553, . 45 ACP caliber, blued-steel.
What is the serial number on a Colt revolver?
The inside of the frame and crane have the matching Colt factory serial number “236566.” The grips are numbered “236566.” Very fine. The revolver retains 90% original blue finish showing some thinning to a brown.
When was the Colt double action revolver made?
Manufactured in 1919. It has the “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” barrel marking, “eagle head/S20” inspection mark on the frame, letter “H” on the rear cylinder face and U.S. Model 1917 marking on the butt. The inside of the frame and crane have the matching Colt factory serial number “236566.”
What was the Model 1917 revolver used for?
Dave Workman reflects upon the gun’s contemporary use for hunting and Wild Bunch competition in The Model 1917: A Great Old Revolver. And further research can be done on this classic piece by picking up a copy of Classic Combat Handguns, in which Lee Arten talks about shooting his M1917 in Too Many 45s?