1916 COLT “NEW SERVICE” Model .45 Cal. Double Action C&R SIX-SHOT Revolver
BRITISH PROOFED WORLD WAR I Era Large Frame Revolver
Here we present a C&R British Proofed Colt “New Service” Model double action revolver, made in 1916 in Hartford, Connecticut. The Colt New Service is a large frame, large caliber, double-action revolver made by Colt from 1898 until 1946. In 1898, Colt Firearms released a new six-shot revolver chambered for the .45 Long Colt cartridge as the Model 1898 – better known as the “Colt New Service”. As the years progressed, it was chambered in .38-40 WCF, .44 Russian, .44-40 WCF, .44 Special, .45 Long Colt, .455 Eley, and later .45 ACP, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, along with other less common calibers.
The New Service line would end up being produced from 1898 to 1946 to the tune of over 356,000 examples by the Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company. The New Service line was adopted by the United States military through the Army, Marine Corps and Navy service branches, these under the designation of “Model 1909” and retaining the .45 Colt chambering. Not surprisingly, the New Service line managed to see operational use from 1898 into 1946, encompassing World War 1 (1914-1918) and World War 2 (1939-1945) as well as a plethora of other conflicts in between. Some also found their way onto the battlefields of the Vietnam War (1955-1975). First use of the New Service revolver was in the 1898 Spanish-American War.
The overall condition is good. Strong action. The bore is in good shape and remains semi-bright. Clear markings. Both grips are in good shape with an expected amount of wear. “45 COLT” has been re-marked on the left side of the barrel. Legible markings.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 5-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .45 Long Colt
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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