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Old June 2, 2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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Smith & wesson Double action 45

ive recently aquired a S&W 45 DA and would like to know any information you guys can give me for it thank you
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Old June 2, 2011, 06:57 PM   #2
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Don't try to put 45acp rounds into it, unless it was designed for 45acp. If that is the case, don't try to put 45c rounds into it.
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Old June 2, 2011, 07:20 PM   #3
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What kind of .45?
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Old June 2, 2011, 08:07 PM   #4
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S&W 45

No idea heard some were made for 45 acp and some made for 45 c
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Old June 2, 2011, 09:04 PM   #5
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samcro90,

Can you take a digital photo and post it?

What markings do you see on it?

Does it look like this?

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Old June 2, 2011, 09:06 PM   #6
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Help with some more details.

Is it old, is it new or modern?
Got a serial number, got pics?

Otherwise, it's like winking in the dark.
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Old June 2, 2011, 09:07 PM   #7
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Literally, with the information you've given us, we can tell you this.

You have a gun.

It was apparently made by Smith & Wesson.

It MIGHT be a revolver, or it could be one of their semi-auto .45s.

It could be old.

It could be new.

It could be chambered in .45 Schofield. It could be chambered in .45 ACP. It could be chambered in .45 Colt.

It could be nickel plated. It could be blued. Or it could be stainless steel.

Now that we've done all we can to tell you what you MIGHT have, it's time for you to start telling us what you have.

A good place to start is with the markings on the barrel, inside the crane cut (if it's a revolver) and on the bottom of the grip (also if it's a revolver).

Another good thing would be for you to take some pictures of it and post them.

Until you can provide just a bit more information, there's not a lot we can tell you.
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Old June 2, 2011, 09:13 PM   #8
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It could also be chambered in .454 Casull or .460 Mag. In which case we'd know it was a wheel gun! Or it could be a 1911 with a .460 Rowland conversion.
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Old June 2, 2011, 09:26 PM   #9
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Just for fun, I will take 1917.
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Old June 3, 2011, 12:04 AM   #10
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i'll take smith and wesson 625!
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Old June 3, 2011, 03:39 AM   #11
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Maybe it's a semi-automatic 45 uzi revolver. The NewsBabe on channel 7 says the local gun show sells them by the hundreds on the weekend.
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Old June 3, 2011, 10:35 PM   #12
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Since he said "45 DA" I kind of doubt it is a semi auto. Probably a 1917 as they are so marked on the barrel.

Just sayin',
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Old June 4, 2011, 10:26 AM   #13
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Probably a 1917 as they are so marked on the barrel.
Or a Brazilian counterpart. Either one would get my vote

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Old June 6, 2011, 09:54 PM   #14
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its a 1917

us army marked model 1917 pictures will be on here soon
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Old June 7, 2011, 06:23 AM   #15
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"Since he said "45 DA" I kind of doubt it is a semi auto."

S&W has offered for sale at least two double-action only .45 ACP semi-automatics over the years.

We now know, though, that it's a Model of 1917 military revolver.

Very nice.
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Old June 7, 2011, 06:48 AM   #16
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I just bought a Colt 1917 myself... I've been wanting a 45 acp revolver for quite a while... & I'm lacking on the collection of Colt revolvers, so I thought this a good match for me...

best I can tell these guns can shoot the 45 Autorim, or 45 ACP with full or 1/2 moon clips...

I also have a S&W 610 that uses moon clips for 10 mm or 40 S&W ( mines also been chamber for 10 mm magnum as well )... anyway I like the plastic RIMZ moon clips, as they don't require a tool to remove the empties...

I'll be picking up my 1917 from the local toy store today... mine came with an original holster as well...

have fun with yours...
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Old June 7, 2011, 09:59 PM   #17
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I just bought a Colt 1917 myself... best I can tell these guns can shoot the 45 Autorim, or 45 ACP with full or 1/2 moon clips...
FWIW unlike the Colts, the S&W 1917s have stepped chambers, so they can fire .45ACP without moon clips. However, the empty cases will usually have to be punched out of the cylinder one at a time with a tool.
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Old June 8, 2011, 05:59 AM   #18
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I'm pretty sure that only the early Colts had unstepped chambers. Later production guns had the steps that would allow them to be fired without the clips.

I have a Brazilian Contract 1917. One of my favorite S&Ws. I'm not much on Colts, but I wouldn't mind have a 1917.
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Old June 8, 2011, 06:02 AM   #19
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this will be my 1st vintage Colt ( err... well except for my autos... I guess I should say my 1st vintage Colt revolver )
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