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    1917 Military

    Finally filling this spot in my collection! A good condition revolver that has been around the block a couple of times. It came with an M4 holster I wrote about earlier.

    Just thought I would share it with you.

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    Nice......................
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    Judging by the London Proof Marks and "Not English Make" I assume this is an example of the 1940 emergency shipment to England. I'll have to reread Pate's book. My recollection is about all the revolvers held by our Navy department including 1902 and 1905 Models as well as the 1917's were given away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waidmann View Post
    Judging by the London Proof Marks and "Not English Make" I assume this is an example of the 1940 emergency shipment to England. I'll have to reread Pate's book. My recollection is about all the revolvers held by our Navy department including 1902 and 1905 Models as well as the 1917's were given away.
    Something like that. It was built in October of 1918 and missed the Great War but apparently joined the Military anyway. Somehow got to England where it may or may not have assisted in defeating the Huns. Came to me in a WWII M4 holster with a Korean War veterans name and service number inscribed in it. Learning more about it each day.

    What is this book by Pate?

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    I love that "not English made"! Got to be cautious about shooting those unknown "foreign" guns!
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    Great pistol! Looks really good to me. Now... you know! Get some ammo, some full moon clips, targets and head for the range! Sincerely. bruce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce View Post
    Get some ammo, some full moon clips, targets and head for the range!
    Better make that half-moon to be period-correct!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adirondacker View Post
    I love that "not English made"! Got to be cautious about shooting those unknown "foreign" guns!
    Hard to see but it is “NOT ENGLISH MAKE” and stamped on all guns that were sold in England but manufactured in countries without acceptable proof standards. Since the US did not (and still does not) have proof standards this revolver needed to be proofed when it left British service and was sold into commerce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulwv View Post
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    Yes!

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