Smith & Wesson M1917

A look at an all original Smith & Wesson M1917, complete with original ammo.

Smith & Wesson M1917 Specs:

  • Cartridge: .45 ACP (11.43×23 mm), .45 Auto Rim
  • Action: Double action, solid frame with swing-out cylinder
  • Muzzle Velocity: 760 ft/s (231.7 m/s)
  • Feed System: six-round cylinder, loaded singly or with two three-round half-moon clips
  • Sights: Blade front sight, notched rear sight
  • Weight:
    • 2.5 lb (1.1 kg) (Colt)
    • 2.25 lb (1.0 kg) (S&W)
  • Length: 10.8 in (270 mm)
  • Barrel Length: 5.5 in (140 mm)
  • Variants: Slightly differing versions of the M1917 were made by Colt and Smith & Wesson.