Colt Forum banner

1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,971 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Now that thar is real nice lookin shootin iron thar pard! Maybe you could let a few of those infiltrate up to the center of the State. Seriously though, I will have a 1917 style 45ACP some day, I am just not in real hot pursuit at the moment, because a S&W 625 is in the immediate offing. Dick

[This message has been edited by diamonback68 (edited 09-14-2003).]
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
535 Posts
Gorgeous! I'd like to hear more about those. I've admired them for years but have never fired one. How does it compare for accuracy to the 1911? To a .45 LC? <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by diamonback68:
Now that thar is real nice lookin shootin iron thar pard! Maybe you could let a few of those infiltrate up to the center of the State. Seriously though, I will have a 1917 style 45ACP some day, I am just not in real hot pursuit at the moment, because a S&W 625 is in the immediate offing. Dick

[This message has been edited by diamonback68 (edited 09-14-2003).]
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
934 Posts
Here are 2 photos of my New Service .45 ACP
"Civilian" model revolver.Colt made & sold approximately 1000 New Service revolvers in 1932-3 from left-over military contract parts.This revolver is s/n 3357xx,placing it properly in the serial number range for this variation.Stamped "COLT MODEL 1917 45 AUTO CTGE." on the left barrel.An unusual variant.
The holster is a George Lawrence model 16 flap holster,basketweave finish,stamped "45 5" on the rear."TEX AUG 6 1934" is etched on the rear by the owner;the markings,"GLCO" brass snap,construction &,finally,the period
owner's etching make this a perfect match for the 1932 produced "Civilian" New Service.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
934 Posts
Re: Shooting the New Service-I have 2,both .45 ACP,which I usually shoot w/ .45 Auto Rim as I don't enjoy messing w/ the half-moon clips.The sight picture on both revolvers is pretty bad-narrow front blade,narrow rear notch & 51 year old eyes.I shoot better w/ a 1911,marginally,due,I think to the sight setup.To be honest,I shoot the old New Services for the historic fun of it;if I want to hit what I'm shooting at,I use my 1952 production pair of Officers Model revolvers in .22 or .38 Spl.
There were 2 groups of "Civilian/Commercial" New Services produced-this model,s/n range 335000-336000,& the 2nd type,a "piece parts" gun s/n range 336450-337500.The 2nd group had the last patent date of July 4,1905 on the barrel;the 1st group had the Oct.25,1926 patent date.The 1st group was .45 ACP only;the 2nd was made in .38-40,.44-40 or .45 Colt calibers & was available in 4.5 or 5.5" bbl. lengths.1st group were all 5.5" bbls. I'll post some photos of my other New Service soon-its a factory redone model in .45 ACP w/ the barrel stamped "NEW SERVICE 45 COLT" because the factory didn't have a .45 ACP die yet.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top