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I didn't see a classifieds section so let me know if I am breaking the rules. I have a beautiful buffed 1917 Colt da 45 that I would like to trade for a Alaskan style revolver. Something short barreled and 44 mag or larger. Text 6six0 2one6 5five8four Air gun Trigger Revolver Gun barrel Gun accessory
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That looks nickled, and a decent job of it (I may just be seeing things), even though I hate that it happened to a Model 1917.

Yes. It's against the rules until you have 50 posts. But stick around for a while and share and/or learn all things Colt.
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Good way to (temp) successfully offer, I like the piece .
Until now I would never put the words “beautiful” and “buffed” together, but that gun looks really good. I have a nickel NS and also a snub 1917 that is bare metal, Wrong grips on your gun but I like them better than the wood. That sounds like a sensible and possible trade deal to me.
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Until now I would never put the words “beautiful” and “buffed” together, but that gun looks really good. I have a nickel NS and also a snub 1917 that is bare metal, Wrong grips on your gun but I like them better than the wood. That sounds like a sensible and possible trade deal to me.
I love your forum name!😆 yeah, the old colt found me about 12 years ago. She looked rather rough. I debated about re bluing for years and finally just did it. After buffing it just was so eye popping that I just kept it that way. The grips were not great so I found these to replace. (She's an old ho with a new dress) I look at her sometimes wishing I could view all she has through a screen. It would be fascinating or maybe even horrific. I think she is a 1921 in year, so the old girl missed ww 1 but saw the markets crash in the thirties. Imagine her laying on a shelf listening to a stand up radio talking about what was happening in Pearl Harbor. Kinda neat. I love this forum and think I found a daily read.
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Welcome to the forum from Virginia !!
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Welcome aboard the Colt Forum from north Texas!
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I like that your gun doesn't have hints of dishing around the screw holes like you see by reckless polishers.The gun looks like my 1930 .45 Colt that I lettererd twice to verify if the nickel is original. but they had no info on it.
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Welcome to the Forum from (northern) South Texas!
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Whoever did the buffing on that 1917 did an excellent job.
Hang around for a while and talk gun and you'll have 50 posts in no time.
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I like that your gun doesn't have hints of dishing around the screw holes like you see by reckless polishers.The gun looks like my 1930 .45 Colt that I lettererd twice to verify if the nickel is original. but they had no info on it.
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Put up some posts around the site and before you know it you'll have the requisite 50 to get to the classified section. Be sure to engage in actual discussion, and not just passing comment to boost your post count. You will find this to be a helluva site to hang out on. There is a large number of members on here daily.
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It's a beauty!
I noticed my 1917 doesn't have the lanyard swivel at the bottom of the hand grips and no numbers on the butt as I have seen on others. What does this mean? Just curious
I noticed my 1917 doesn't have the lanyard swivel at the bottom of the hand grips and no numbers on the butt as I have seen on others. What does this mean? Just curious
Does it have a hole for the lanyard post? If not, it could be a New Service and not an M1917.

And if it once had a hole for the lanyard post, an owner could have had it filled, welded, and resurfaced. Or if the hole is still there and there is no number, the owner once shaved the number off in an attempt to obscure/erase the US Government property marks.

All scenarios are possible, and examples have been posted on this and other forums.
Here’s a version you may not have seen. A 1917 and a New Service in 45=Colt that I had ”Fitzed”
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I have seen this online. The only thing I would do differently is leave the trigger guard. Pretty cool though!
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