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    barrel for S&W 1917 ?

    Where do I find one in good shape?


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    I'm afraid the obvious answer is also the correct one- still attached to a Smith 1917 revolver. Haven't seen a good one "loose" in almost 30 years.

    Plenty of bulged ones though! Something about these revolvers makes them prone to having jacketed bullets lodge in the bore. There's a split one around here somewhere that had five or six bullets in it before it ruptured.

    If you find a source, I could use at least one.
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    The problem with those guns is they aren't getting any newer with time. I had one that had a problem indexing the cylinder. It worked slow but not snap shots. The only replacement parts you can get are equally old and worn. I sold it to a national Germanicon who wanted just a representative gun for his collection. Probably won't get shot at all. I could never have replaced the hand or spring.
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    Look on the auction sites. There was one on Gun Broker last week. The parts for a 1937 model will also fit the 1917.

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    1937s may also be found as Brazilianicon 45s. No US property marks, though.

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    Would a barrel from a S&W 1950 fit,i know it woudn't match but would it work as a shooter?

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    They're the same frame, I think they would interchange. It wouldn't shoot to POA I think.
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    The early 1937's had some parts that S&W had left over from the 1917 production. They are stamped with the acceptence Eagle over S2. I have an early one 17005X that has the stamp on the frame and on the bottom of the barrel along with the serial number.

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