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Model 1917 S&W 1937 Brazilian Contract .45

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Hedrin, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Today I picked up my new shooter. A 1917 model 1937 Brazilian Contract .45 revolver with over a dozen full moon clips. In 1937 S&W made around 25,000 1917s for Brazil, serial range is reportedly 181983-207043. In 1946, there was a second group of Brazilian 1917s, SN 166,000 to 175,150 and 207,196 to 209,878. With the serial # 2031XX, it would look like one of the first group.

    Saw this advertised on another board and after dealer fees, I've got a little over $300 in it. This gun has "been in the wars" as it were, but I've been wanting a bigger Smith wheelgun than my .22. Bore is in surprisingly good condition. Any recommendations on where I can find some replacement grips? Vintage would be nice, but modern copies would probably be cheaper. As I understand it, smooth or checkered Magnas would be period for the gun.


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  2. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Enjoy that old Smith it's probably a pretty good shooter.
     
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  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Great score! I love those old Smith .45's!
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  5. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Finally got around to replacing the grips. If there were such a thing as feng shui for guns, this was the totally right thing to do.

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    Now I need to find a replacement lanyard.