Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

(Unknown Revolver) Crusty Colt 1917 New Service?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by AJAX22, May 3, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. AJAX22

    AJAX22 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,161


    Got a new treat for y'all

    This is (I think, please help me verify) a 1917 Colt New service which was originally a .45ACP revolver using moon clips.... I think..... not really sure what variant.

    She was uncovered by a guy who was digging a new foundation for his house in Vermont, I wish I could get more info but the guy who found her is dead as she has been hanging on the wall of a gunshop as a curiosity for a very, very long time.

    This is going to really push the limits of what can be restored.

    Oh and subscribe to my channel, it helps keep me motivated and working on projects

    pix006664802_zpsc9da3eb0.jpg

    pix081728197_zpse4175483.jpg

    pix116727515_zpse0ed7930.jpg

    pix147203846_zpse77f1637.jpg

    pix180746289_zps4711dbcb.jpg

    pix237060979_zps6d11b83f.jpg

    pix225457103_zps258c40ed.jpg

    pix309963738_zpscd65b896.jpg

    pix329341619_zps5e4d7bf7.jpg

    pix484739238_zps9abcbcdd.jpg
     
  2. AJAX22

    AJAX22 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,161
  3. ultramag44

    ultramag44 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Messages:
    290
    Location:
    Lubbock, Texas
    Cool actually!

    There are some dealers on Gunbroker that would advertize it as: " a 90% gun" :scrutiny: :p :uhoh: :eek: :confused:
     
  4. ID-shooting

    ID-shooting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2012
    Messages:
    643
    Location:
    Nampa, Idaho
    Naw, that would be LNIB and command a premium.

    Seriously though, along with the big museum in Cody, Wyoming there was a smaller one that specialized in guns and swords that have been dug up out of the ground. This looks like a good candidate.

    http://www.codydugupgunmuseum.com/
     
  5. highpower

    highpower Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    782
    Location:
    Reno NV
    Yep, it's a New Service and probably was a 1917. When newer it would have looked something like this;
    IMG_0857-XL.jpg
     
  6. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    23,908
    Location:
    Arizona
    Very likely that it's a Colt New Service model, but you would need the cylinder to confirm it was a U.S. 1917 model. In those the cylinder was shorter them usual to make room at the back for the 1/2 moon clips.
     
  7. pendennis

    pendennis Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2011
    Messages:
    643
    Just wondering if a little Kroils would help?? :D :D :D
     
  8. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    17,752
    Post some pictures when you have it restored and looking like new.

    Jim
     
  9. AJAX22

    AJAX22 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,161
    I don't do cosmetic restoration ;)

    But functional is occasionally do-able



    IMAG0151.jpg

    IMAG0150.jpg
     
  10. Swing

    Swing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1,550
    LMFAO! Sad, but true.
     
  11. Jaymo

    Jaymo Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,530
    Hey, that 1911 has Glock's new tacticool mall ninja surface texture.
    It commands a price premium, but only when applied to Tupperware.
     
  12. Mauser lover

    Mauser lover Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Messages:
    996
    Location:
    SD!
    I would subscribe to your youtube channel but... I don't know how to do that.

    I am looking forward to seeing this in working condition in a few months! Please take lots of pictures!

    I just read your entire thread on that 1911 yesterday.
     
  13. Maj Dad

    Maj Dad Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Messages:
    1,619
    Location:
    Carolina Low Country
    7 Come 11

    I'll be watching this one, but it could be a little dicier pulling the trigger than the 1911. But AJAX22, I think you have historical basis for your work:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khk58eAkdyU

    Keep up the good work, and the superb entertainment for certain elder statesmen on the forum... ;)
    Regards,
    George J.
     
  14. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2002
    Messages:
    17,752
    Well, it is appears to be a New Service, but earlier than a Model 1917. The Model 1917 and later New Service models have the swell at the rear of the barrel; that one does not.

    Jim
     
  15. AJAX22

    AJAX22 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,161








    Been making a bit of progress on this
     
  16. AJAX22

    AJAX22 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,161








    Next up ultrasonic cleaning.
     
  17. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    18,720
    Location:
    Deep in the Ozarks
    Yes, it's a New Service -- my favorite revolver. But the only way to tell if it's an M1917 would be from the cylinder or grips -- which are missing, and would be of walnut and bear inspector's marks -- or the markings, which seem to be unreadable.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page