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This version 1917, 5 screw, was provided to me by my father-in-law just prior come his passing in 1991. I"ve retained in my gun safe, never having actually fired it, since then. The end up is worn original with no damages visible. Initial checkered grips. That carries a six digit serial number, 178_ _9. Could anyone carry out the approx date of manufacture and also an almost right value?thanksSteve
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Thanks because that the fast answer. Looks choose your 1917 is fairly a bit fresher than mine.The eagle is stamped on the yoke as well as the letters S2 just under the eagle.Just under this room the numbers 83418For some factor I can"t seem to upload the discussed yoke image.thanks againSteve
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Yes, mine has actually lived a life that comfort. One of these job I"m walk to take a photo that shows the depth the the blue on the commercial guns. The s2 is an inspector number. Your gun is around 10000 serial numbers higher than the finish of the military firearms at around 169000.
Guy....you seem to know a same amount about commercial 1917s! would certainly you offer me a ballpark range of as soon as #1719xx can have to be shipped?
I"m afraid not. The advertising 1917"s transport intermittently through their SN"s comes from WWI era frames blended in through the Brazilian shipments. According to the manufacturing records, 1917"s in the 1719XX variety were do in march 1919 and were meant for army duty. Army serial numbers go as much as 175000. So, your commercial pistol would have originally been manufactured for military service and later converted to commercial the end of inventory, probably on unique order. The only means to recognize for sure when your gun shipped is to request an historian"s letter of authenticity.
I"m fear not. The advertising 1917"s transport intermittently v their SN"s comes from WWI era frames combined in v the Brazilian shipments. According to the manufacturing records, 1917"s in the 1719XX selection were do in in march 1919 and also were supposed for armed forces duty. Military serial numbers go up to 175000. So, your commercial total would have actually originally been manufactured for military service and also later converted to commercial out of inventory, more than likely on unique order. The only way to know for sure once your gun transport is to inquiry an historian"s letter that authenticity.

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Thanks Guy! It has that same mark (which ns did not know was an "eagle") and "S2" ~ above the structure inside the yoke......but rather of a non-matching assembly # there, it has actually the serial # - identical to the ones on the R. Grip, cylinder, barrel, butt, and also extractor.
Is the serial number that"s top top the target a solitary line? No US military stamped ~ above the butt? It"s a military framework that to be accepted however apparently never issued.Guy
Is the serial number that"s top top the target a solitary line? No US military stamped on the butt? It"s a military frame that was accepted however apparently never ever issued.Guy
Please be certain to article some photos. We can date it approximately by seeing it"s attributes such together MADE IN U.S.A. On right side of frame, mushroom or barrel extractor knob, medallions in the stocks, etc.A six digit assembly # in the yoke reduced of the frame is unheard of, especially one matching the serial #in the era of her gun. SERIAL # LOCATIONS: To check all parts are original, check for the 6 equivalent serial # places for addressed sight pre war Hand Ejectors and all post war Hand Ejectors thru ~1956 and also a couple of as much as 3 years later.NOTE: Observing serial #s because that accuracy or also existence, especially on penciled stocks, needs magnification, shining light, and an perspective that it is there!1.Gun target - or fore strap on ns frames/single shots through grips that cover the target 2.Barrel - bottom of barrel or in extractor shroud 3.Yoke - top top rear face only visible thru a chamber with a flashlight 4.Extractor star - backside5.Cylinder - behind face6.Right stock just - on back; stamped, scratched or penciled depending on vintage and stock material. (except most write-up war target grips due to the fact that individual fitting no required.)ASSEMBLY (factory work) #s: these multi-digit numbers of 3 to 5 digits, room on the yoke at the hinge, in the ‘yoke cut’ on framework opposite the yoke close to the hinge, and also inside of the sideplate, for the pre war and also early short article war period. The assembly # in the yoke cut of the frame was relocated come the left side of grip frame after design #s to be assigned in 1957 and the serial # to be eventually added in the ‘yoke cut’ wherein the assembly #, now relocated to the left next of the fixed frame, provided to be. You recognize they room assembly (factory work) #s since of those 3 places that always match on firearms that are original, and also that’s the just usefulness for them after firearms leave the factory: still supplied to this day, long after serial number areas decreased.