There are several blocks of serial numbers that are not recorded and have no info available.
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.
That would be late war production, early 1919 sometime. Grips are incorrect on that, should be plain wood.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.
Nice 1917.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...
Thank you Johnny. That makes sense.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.