Lot #3482
Lot #3484

Lot 3483: WWI U.S. S&W Model 1917 Revolver with British Proofs

World War I U.S. Smith & Wesson Model 1917 Double Action Revolver with British Proofs and Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3483: WWI U.S. S&W Model 1917 Revolver with British Proofs

World War I U.S. Smith & Wesson Model 1917 Double Action Revolver with British Proofs and Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250
Price Realized:

World War I U.S. Smith & Wesson Model 1917 Double Action Revolver with British Proofs and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 1917
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 257
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

This is an excellent example of a Smith & Wesson Model 1917 U.S. Army revolver, manufactured between 1917 and 1946, featuring fixed sights consisting of a forged round blade front and a notch frame cut rear sight. The top of the barrel has the two line S&W address/patent dates. The left side of the barrel is marked "S&W DA 45", the underside of the barrel is marked " "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" ". The barrel further shows three proof marks a "Crown/BV", "Crown/GP" and "Crown/NP". The frame has a "Crown/BV" marking above "Not English Made" with a U.S. flaming bomb proof mark on the top left side and a "crossed sword" B/B over two. The cylinder face is further marked with the serial number, an "Eagle head S24" and the outside of the cylinder is marked with all 3 British proof marks listed on the barrel. The bottom of the butt is marked "U.S./ARMY/MODEL/1917/No/103431". Casehardened trigger and hammer fitted with smooth walnut grips with lanyard swivel and lightly carved "WP" in left grip. The included factory letters confirms the barrel length, finish, and grips and that is was shipped on October 14, 1918 to the U.S. Government Bush Terminal.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 90% plus original blue finish with numerous scattered dings and light scratches, edge wear and a noticeable drag line. All markings and proof marks are crisp and clear. Grips are also excellent with some light scratches and a few minor dings. Single Action needs work, double action mechanically fine.



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