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I was looking at a 1917 that was marked united states government on the bottom of the barrel and on the end of the grip it said 1917 104 of 300. The gun is 5 1/2" and is Nickel with a s/n 253211. Gun is 90% or better..So is this an original gun and is it worth $599
 

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"So is this an original gun?"

Absolutely NOT.
The US government didn't buy or issue bright nickel plated revolvers for combat use.
It's been nickel plated after being surplussed by the government, which ruins any collector interest.

$599 is is WAAAAYYYYY to high for an altered 1917.
 

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104 of 300

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Thanks for the info. The nickel job looks good, but like stated I didn't think i should pay THAT much.
 

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I'm assuming you tend towards the great Winchester Pre-64 Model 70 and I imagine you have one in .270. Pre-64 Model 70, 98 Mauser, and the 1903 Springfield are my favorite bolt action designs. I really enjoy using them. I've got three Pre-64 Model 70 rifles, a 1937 .220 Swift, a 1947 .257 Roberts, and my old favorite, a 1953 .30-06. All are standard weight rifles. All shoot sub-inch groups easily and are so gratifying to handload for. Love controled feed and the wonderful Winchester adjustable trigger. The stocks fit me. I like the 24-inch or 26-inch barrel and the slightly heavier weight the standard weight possesses. They are pleasant to fire off the bench rest.

Here's a average Texas whitetail buck I took the last time I used a Model 70 to take a deer. I took this one with the .257 Roberts.



Lest we stray off topic too long, here are my two M1917 revolvers.



I hope you can add a Colt New Service Model 1917 to your firearms menagerie one day. They are "sho' 'nuff" good shooters.
 
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