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Old 10-22-2019, 9:23 PM
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Default Colt M1917 revolver

I havenít purchased a C&R in quite a while, or any gun for that matter. So when I saw this Colt M1917 in a LGS it called to me. I already have an S&W M1917 so this will make a nice addition.
It came with a holster and moon clips. Anyone recognize the holster manufacturer?







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Old 10-22-2019, 9:42 PM
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Nice catch. I think El Paso Saddlery is actually still around.

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Old 10-22-2019, 11:02 PM
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Nice catch. I think El Paso Saddlery is actually still around.

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You are correct. $138 for a holster:
https://epsaddlery.com/product/1917-holster/
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:11 PM
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You have chosen wisely


, even if it's been a little while since you bought something.

I'm going to speak for everyone here and say that we look forward to a possible range report, if you have the time, and your personal views on a comparison between the Smith & Wesson and the Colt 1917 and maybe even which one you would have chosen as a soldier back in those days that they were being issued.
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Very nice well done.
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Nice M1917!

The holster looks like it's dyed black . . . should be russet for period authenticity. It's probably a reproduction as this company makes them now https://epsaddlery.com/product/1917-holster/
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Very nice. Congrats!
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Congrats-nice find!
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Nice find. I also have a Colt and Brazillian S&W 1917 and enjoy shooting them both.
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Good score. High quality repro holster.
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You have chosen wisely


, even if it's been a little while since you bought something.

I'm going to speak for everyone here and say that we look forward to a possible range report, if you have the time, and your personal views on a comparison between the Smith & Wesson and the Colt 1917 and maybe even which one you would have chosen as a soldier back in those days that they were being issued.

I have shot my S&W a lot and it's a fun shooter. Once at the range another guy had a Colt M1917 so we let each other shoot our guns. The Colt feels heavier and looks beefier and wider. His Colt seemed to have less felt recoil but the S&W does not have a heavy recoil either. Recoil feels lighter than a 1911 using the same ammo. Both M1917's were nice shooters.
Comparing my Colt to my S&W, the Colt has a much stiffer trigger pull.
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The grips look original. The previous owner looks to have refinished them. Stripping should be easy, maybe do some Birchwood Casey Walnut stain and FairTrimmers?
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Thats a high quality reproduction holster. I have one of their western holsters. They make good stuff.

https://epsaddlery.com
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