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Old 06-15-2015, 10:09 AM   #1
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Colt model 1917

I am interested in date of Mfg of this pistol with USA S/N on Butt:86835. I am a novice when it comes to pistol nomenclature so pls bear with me. When I bring the cylinder out by rotating it 90 degrees CCW I see two sets of two numbers. The first set is on the frame with the top number: 188370. The "1" is larger in size and cut much deeper and does not look like it matches the font of the "88370" and below that is: 228317. It looks like the 228317 number was added at one point because the fonts do not match. The second set of numbers are on the rotating part located just above where the casing ejection rod enters the Swivel. The first number here matches the first number on the frame but the zero is missing at the end and the "1" is also suspect as I mentioned above. The second number is as on the frame 228317 including matching font.
The barrel left is marked COLT D A 456 and on the bottom " United States Property"
The grips are a plastic with a silver Colt circular LOGO
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Old 06-15-2015, 02:25 PM   #2
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The barrel left is marked COLT D A 456 was in error it is: COLT D A 45

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