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need parts for a Colt 1917

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Carbon_15, May 3, 2009.

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  1. Carbon_15

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    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.
     
  2. JWF III

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Old Fuff has spoken.

    So let it be written. So let it be done.
     
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    Darn straight!! Now all I have to do is whip the other members into line... :eek: :evil: :neener: :D
     
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    I have tried your Fuff-ness
     
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    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.

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

    :evil:
     
  13. Old Fuff

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    We all make mistakes... :D :neener:
     
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    Indeed...
     
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