- Jan 18, 2022
Colt 1917 45 acp built 1919 for US army. Is it safe with modern ammo ?
I think he is talking of an Auto .45acpWithout actually seeing/holding/examining it I would say it should be fine. Standard .45acp ammo really hasn't changed speed/pressure wise much in the last 100 years, still 230 gr bullet going sub 1000fps so it's not a "hot" load. Unless the revolver has been badly mistreated, and the bore and cylinders look good you should be fine.
If you're not sure, take it to a competent gunsmith and have them inspect it.
Sorry I got my years mixed as much my age.I think he is talking of an Auto .45acp
I have a 1917 Colt da 45 in excellent shape that I would trade for short barrel 44 mag.I'm still kicking myself in the pants for not buying a few of the Brazilian re-imported S&W 1917s that were available for $100 back in the 90s.
Yes, I have one that gets shot a few times every year. Never any problems.Colt 1917 45 acp built 1919 for US army. Is it safe with modern ammo ?
Funny! If you hear of someone looking for one, send them my way. I love the forum, it has turned into a daily read.Thanks but I'm keeping my Dirty Harry gun. I spend my free time in diners waiting for the bank across the street to be robbed.