Thread: S&W .455 Colt
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Old October 14, 2011, 02:37 PM   #40
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hi , can you please post a picture i would really like to see what a 455 S&W looks like , rabbit
rabbit, it looks just like a S&W Service Model of 1917. There are no special features
There were two versions, the original was of the New Century or Triple Lock design. In the trenches, the underbarrel lug and crane lock tended to get fouled with mud (and they were expensive), so the Mk. II version, without the crane lock and with exposed ejector was developed. The M1917 was based on the second model, but with a 5.5" rather than 6.5" barrel. The grips on the British contract pistols retained the checkering and gold medallions of commercial guns, while the M1917 had smooth, unadorned grips.
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