i gotta agree, especially the remark about the continental kit.It's sad to see any fine old Colt butchered into a so called "Fitz special"...Even the ones actually done by the Colt employed Fitzgerald, were simply fine guns that were turned into mangled and unsafe hunks of ugly steel. That said, anyone can do anything he pleases to his own property, but in my humble opinion, converting any fine Colt revolver into a Fitz special is akin to putting a Continental kit on a 57 Ford convertible, if anyone remembers how terrible that looked...
I don't think they are really that unsafe. Long heavy DA pull. I don't see how it could just "go off" if thats the only thing in your pocket.
How is it any worse than one of these which are in production still?
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If the New Service has a pull anywhere near my New Army/Navy, the "Fitz" mods couldn't be unsafe. I swear the DA pull on that Army/Navy comes in at 140lbs, 1oz. I think it's that ounce that puts it over the top.
Not a bad deal. If I didn't already have one, I'd be bidding. Those "Pipe Cutter" 1917 Snubs are very cool.Here is one along the same lines, not a fitz, but a snubbed 1917.
Twaits pointed this one out to me. Seller won't accept a C&R FFL
so I'm not bidding.
Colt US ARMY 1917 2 1/2 " Barrell ! DA ! 45 ! NR ! : Revolvers at GunBroker.com