need parts for a Colt 1917


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Carbon_15
May 3, 2009, 01:00 AM
Am friend of mine has a Colt 1917 that his dad left him. It is missing the firing pin bushing. He really wants to fire it but we cant find he part anywhere. Numerich dosnt have it, we have scoured the internet and gunshows with no luck, we have even tried finding a rusted up junker to scavenge the part from but still nothing.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? Its part #46 in the exploded diagram.

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JWF III
May 3, 2009, 09:41 AM
I'm not sure how much interchangability there was in the 1917s. I assume a lot, just like the Garands and Carbines of WW2. It may be worth a try to check out the same part for a S&W model. Maybe even try S&W gunsmith dep., they may even do the work for a reasonable fee.

Like I say, I don't know. But it's worth a try to get the gun running again.

Wyman

ETA- It my be worth posting your question on the gunsmithing forum, if you haven't already.

MMCSRET
May 3, 2009, 11:09 AM
Have you talked to ColtParts.com or Jackfirst.com? Also go over to coltforum.com and ask around. Great people and info at all three places.

Guillermo
May 3, 2009, 11:31 AM
I just went to http://www.coltparts.com and they have what you need listed

Old Fuff
May 3, 2009, 11:46 AM
Guillermo may have found a solution :), but in the future model 1917 owners should be made aware that this was a variant of Colt's New Service. Sometime when you are looking for parts you will find them listed under "New Service, rather then "Model 1917."

Incidentally, Smith & Wesson parts made for that company's Model 1917 will not interchange into Colt's. Many parts made for other S&W pre-war N-frame models will work in S&W 1917 revolvers.

Guillermo
May 3, 2009, 12:30 PM
Old Fuff has spoken.

So let it be written. So let it be done.

Old Fuff
May 3, 2009, 12:39 PM
Darn straight!! Now all I have to do is whip the other members into line... :eek: :evil: :neener: :D

rcmodel
May 3, 2009, 12:47 PM
Dup threads running here and in Gunsmithing.
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=447530

Dang!
I hate when they do that! :banghead:

rc

Guillermo
May 3, 2009, 12:55 PM
Darn straight!! Now all I have to do is whip the other members into line

I have tried your Fuff-ness

JWF III
May 3, 2009, 06:54 PM
Darn straight!! Now all I have to do is whip the other members into line...

Like I say, I don't know. But it's worth a try to get the gun running again.


Hey now! I admitted that I wasn't positive, and that it might be worth a try. (In other words-seek further advice before you proceed.) Which he did, and he got the correct answer.

I have tried your Fuff-ness

Keep trying. I'm EXTREMELY hard headed.:evil::evil::evil: Just ask my parents.

But good things do come from the forums. I learned something new also.

Wyman

Old Fuff
May 3, 2009, 09:58 PM
Hey now! I admitted that I wasn't positive, and that it might be worth a try. (In other words-seek further advice before you proceed.) Which he did, and he got the correct answer.

I didn't have you in mind.... :)

That post represented one of my helpful hints to those following the thread that might have a problem later. Finding parts for older guns is a chore in itself, so I put out clues.... ;)

You can't be too hard headed - neither of your parents drowned you in the bathtub when they had the chance...

Guillermo
May 4, 2009, 12:01 AM
You can't be too hard headed - neither of your parents drowned you in the bathtub when they had the chance...

Some parents just aren't that tough...look at my wimpy assed parents that let me live.

:evil:

Old Fuff
May 4, 2009, 12:04 AM
We all make mistakes... :D :neener:

Guillermo
May 4, 2009, 12:08 AM
We all make mistakes...

Indeed...

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