Pistol, .45 Cal., Revolver, M1917
During World War I, due to a shortage of M1911 pistols,
the Army procured Colt New Service and Smith & Wesson hand
ejector cal. .45 six-round double-action revolvers. These
pistols were standard issue until World War II, when they
were only issued to Military Police and security personnel.
Both pistols used the same rimless .45 cal. cartridge as the
M1911/M1911A1 pistol (305,000).
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