The Colt New Service was a double-action revolver made by Colt from 1898 until c.1940. It was adopted by the U.S. Armed Forces in .45 Colt as the Model 1909 U.S. Army, Marine Corps Model 1909, Model 1909 U.S. Navy and in .45 ACP as the Model 1917 U.S. Army. The Model 1917 was created to supplement inadequate stocks of M1911 pistols during World War I and was dropped from production in 1941.
During its lifetime, the Colt New Service was the most popular revolver made by Colt, surpassing 150,000 units. After World War 1, the revolver gained a strong following among civilian shooters.
The Colt New Service was a popular revolver with British officers, and many of them had privately purchased their own Colt New Service revolvers in the years prior to World War I as an alternative to the standard-issue Webley Revolver. 60,000 Colt New Service revolvers were supplied to British Empire and Canadian forces during World War I, and they continued to see official service with US until the end of World War II.
Six bullets, including tips and lead/ shells
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