You gents are about to get to me with your pictures of your late acquisitions. My first handgun of my very own was a Colt New Service. Also went through many Colt M1917s.
Recently saw a commercial Colt New Service in .45 Colt, good condition, for $1250.00. I cringed, as my memory of these old guns were priced at under twenty dollars. One holster maker even advertised that with the purchase of his holster, he'd throw in a Colt M1917.
I always loved the New Service, and had some correspondence with Colt about resurrecting the New Service and giving it the Python treatment. Colt responded that the cost would be prohibitive, and the market for such a large frame revolver was non-existant. This just before the announcement of the .44 Magnum by Smith and Wesson!
i agree colts are really nice
I too have a colt 1917. Got it as a freebee, otherwise would not have gotten it with prices as they are past number of years, but, prefer to shoot my Colt 1911 commercial 1937. shoots better then me......