The old school S&W Model 1917 is a revolver that hits hard from way back in history.
This big bore revolver still has what it takes to lay the smack down on any target even today.
Our friend mark3smle got a chance to fire this classic S&W Model 1917 Revolver.
When many think of the large caliber .45 acp. they think about the iconic Colt 1911 design. Well there was also a revolver from way back then that shot the same hard hitting .45 caliber cartridge, the Smith and Wesson Model 1917.
In World War One there was a shortage of the Colt 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistols. Smith and Wesson was one of the manufacturers that stepped up with their N-Framed Revolver chambered for the .45 acp. cartridge. Half moon clips were utilized for sure extraction.