I've got a model 1917 S&W revolver with serial number on butt of 997XX (5 digit serial number). Cylinder lock up is tight as a drum, tighter than any modern revolver and barrel has been cut to a snubby. Can anyone tell me about when it was made? Thanks. Bill.
"This is my Remy and this is my Colt. Remy loads easy and topstrap strong, Colt balances better and never feels wrong. A repro black powder revolver gun, they smoke and shoot lead and give me much fun. I can't figure out which one I like better, they're both fine revolvers that fit in my leather".
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