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8 years 11 weeks ago, 9:47 PM

greg az

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New York, NY, Ascension Island

There the same piece except for the markings.. Some wil say that the 1917 has the lanyard, but ive seen many New Services with the ring.. Had a 45 ACP which is the most common caliber. Traded it off as i had gotten rid of my 1911's and it was the only 45 in the "stable" plus it had a double action that stacked like loading concret blocks.. WAY heavy, so i get rid of it rather than have it worked on.. Then inside a year i find one that had the lanyard ring that i love (yep got a thing for lanyard rings) And this one is in 357 so i get it.. Now im thinking dummy if ya would have kept the 1917 (the 45) you would have had a brace of them. BUT NNOOO. The 357 was a rebareled piece, good work, but numbers didn't check out, and it was reblued.. It did however have a double action as good as a Smith, and you Colt shooters know thats not normaly the case.. Not in double action.. The problem with it was that if you took a normal sight picture it would shoot like 6-8 " low at 25 yds.. I was told by an old timer that you didn't take a "full" sight on the New Service (1917) that roughly half the front sight should be above the rear.. I know, i didn't buy it either, BUT it did shoot to point of aim that way.. Bottom line is I carried it into a gun show, and had a couple of guys who were really into the big (and it is) frame Colt, and traded for a couple of victory models in 38 spl.. And yes they have lanyard loops.. you can see one of them on my intro..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
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