Picked up the Colt 1917

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Oldhand, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Oldhand

    Oldhand AKA Rawhidekid! Lifetime Supporter

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    Got the 1917 out of layaway. Made in June 1918, 99 years old Tomy:D Cleaned her up and went to the range. 18 rounds 7 yards. Just making sure she still worked.
     

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  2. Tommycourt

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    Handy,

    You really need to bring that up here so I can verify how well it does shoot. I know you aren't like Buster who draws circles after he is done shooting but I remember back in the military how we used to make M-14 bullet holes on our target with shell casings or a big pen. I ain't doubting your word, in fact, I am sitting here shaking with jealousy. Good for YOU!!!! You have a winner!!!

    Tommy
     

  3. Oldhand

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    Tommy, believe me the sights on this are small. With the lighting at the indoor range I had to cock my head back to get the sights into my bifocals. It is supposed to be dead on at 25 yards and 50 yards, I will try at 25 yards next time out so you will probably get a good laugh next time.
     
  4. buster40c

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    How is the trigger action? Were you shooting dbl or sgl action? Looks good anyway. 25 yards for me is just to far away to be near good shooting. Tommy I use paint to make my circles because I can't even draw a good circle let alone shoot one.
     
  5. SavageGuy

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    Well I say that it definitely works! Nice piece of history you have there.
    Here's my 100 year old colt:
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  6. Oldhand

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    A person used to be able to go to Numrich Arms and get a barrel and magazine so that your pocket pistol could shoot either 32acp or 380. Fine looking Colt you have.;)
     
  7. Oldhand

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    Over on the Colt forum you can see numerous Colt 1917 conversions as you depicted. Some with the open trigger guard known as the Fritz special. I'LL keep mine standard 5 1/2 inch barrel for now. Have a box of Auto Rims from Double Tapp, they are rated at 850fps. Shooting them raps my knuckles.:D
     
  8. SHOOTER13

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    Gotta love a Colt Revolver...

    Nice one Oldhand !!

    See you on the Colt Forum my friend...
     
  9. Oldhand

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    You bet, saw you were there. Voted for your picture in the contest.:D
     
  10. Oldhand

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    The single action is sweet, the double will strengthen your finger.:eek:
     
  11. 67stingray

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    Nice gun Oldhand and good shooting, congrats on the new edition to your family.
     
  12. SHOOTER13

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    Thanks Brother...!!

    Voted for yours too...
     
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    That is sweet! There's just something about those old guns...
     
  15. Oldhand

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    Found the grips are broken underneath at the screw. Got new grips
     

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  16. SavageGuy

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    Nice! I assume that you kept the originals right?
     
  17. Oldhand

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    Of course, I'm not senile yet.:D
     
  18. ifithitu

    ifithitu Well-Known Member

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    Nice Colt 1917 revolver.
     
  19. Oldhand

    Oldhand AKA Rawhidekid! Lifetime Supporter

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