Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3427: World War I U.S. Colt Model 1917 Army Double Action Revolver

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Exceptional World War I U.S. Colt Model 1917 Army Double Action Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Exceptional World War I U.S. Colt Model 1917 Army Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1917 Double Action
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 575
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 238
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

This is an excellent example of a WWI U.S. Colt Model 1917 revolver. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address/1884 to 1905 patent dates and the left side is marked "COLT D.A. 45" with the Rampant Colt on the left side of the frame. The upper left side of the frame ahead of the hammer is marked with an "eagle head/S18" inspection mark. The butt is marked ""U.S./ARMY/MODEL/1917/No/104/879". The frame and crane are marked "258700". Fitted with smooth walnut grips and lanyard swivel on the butt. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The revolver retains 98% plus original blue finish with a couple areas of minor spotting on the barrel and some light spotting on the cylinder. There is a faint drag line on the cylinder. The grips are also excellent with a couple tiny dings on the lower edges and overall light handling marks. The markings are sharp. Mechanically excellent.



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