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There are several blocks of serial numbers that are not recorded and have no info available.
 

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Well, of course they were recorded. I was saying they are not recorded now in current available documents.
 

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What do you see here?
The info I have shows your M1917 was delivered to the Commanding Officer of Springfield Armory on January 4,1918 in a shipment of 6,403 revolvers. Serial numbers#15251-#21653.
I really can't tell by the photo if your revolvers serial numbers last digit is a 7,8, or even a 9.
Looks like a 7 made into an 8. Regardless of what it, is the above information covers it.
Very interesting piece.
 

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Hi! Late to the party and here is my interesting “Fitzed” 1917 Colt.
Seeking additional info. What I have is this. No serial number reference from the Colt website. What I have is the following.

201501 Crane/Frame
US 59270 4/29/1918 From Clawson

* note from SRS
(200644) delivered 4/11/1918 to ???


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As a side note, Cam looked at this at a Colt Show or two ago, and he like Colt, could not link it to “Fitz.” However it is very well done - carried a lot too. As a 1911 collector I thought this was unique enuf to let it inside the barn.

Thanks in advance!

/K
 

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I have a m1917 all matching serial numbers of 2631 the number by the lanyard loop is 17615. Any information would be awesome thank you!
 

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I have a beautiful M1917, serial number 292345, Army Service number 143588. I believe it’s late war or post war and would like to know when it was shipped to the government. It’s all matching. It is not an Arsenal redo, yet it has post WW2 Colt plastic grips with medallion. Any help would be appreciated.
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When I bought my 1917 a few years back it included a Colt Letter, but it was not for the gun I bought. If anyone has the s/n one from my letter I will make you a deal on a Colt Letter.

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I have a beautiful M1917, serial number 292345, Army Service number 143588. I believe it’s late war or post war and would like to know when it was shipped to the government. It’s all matching. It is not an Arsenal redo, yet it has post WW2 Colt plastic grips with medallion. Any help would be appreciated.
That would be late war production, early 1919 sometime. Grips are incorrect on that, should be plain wood.
 

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The Colt serial number lookup says 1920 manufacture but their info has been notoriously wrong at times...just as likely 1919 production.

It could well have been transferred to the Post Office post-war by Springfield Armory for their use and then not issued or rarely used.

My 1919 1917...
 
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Your Colt Model 1917 Revolver Serial No. 143588 was shipped Jan. 3, 1919, to Springfield Armory in a shipment of 7000.

The DCM sold a number of these post WWI Model 1917 revolvers in the 1921 time period, which could account for it's condition.
 

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The Colt serial number lookup says 1920 manufacture but their info has been notoriously wrong at times...just as likely 1919 production.

It could well have been transferred to the Post Office post-war by Springfield Armory for their use and then not issued or rarely used.

My 1919 1917...
Nice 1917.
Yes, the proofhouse and Colt serial lookups for 1917s are totally wrong. Army shipments stopped iFeb 1919. I’m thinking mid December 1918, but would like John to provide an Army shipment date.
Also curious about why the post war plastic grips.
Your Colt Model 1917 Revolver Serial No. 143588 was shipped Jan. 3, 1919, to Springfield Armory in a shipment of 7000.

The DCM sold a number of these post WWI Model 1917 revolvers in the 1921 time period, which could account for it's condition.
Thank you Johnny. That makes sense.
 

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Nice one! That is very late production, about 5000 from the last one. Jan-Feb 1919 I would say.
 

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Can someone provide me with the manufacturing info for a Colt M1917 revolver with serial number 26001? Thanks so much!
 
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