Well, here is the latest addition to my small but growing U.S. martial arms collection. This is a Smith & Wesson Model 1917 DA .45 revolver whose serial number places the year of manufacture at 1918. As you can see, the pistol is in great shape and the barrel is just as nice on the inside as the revolver is on the outside! Accompanying the revolver is a WWI lanyard and three-pocket ammunition pouch and a WWII TEXTAN 1942-stamped holster. I even managed to come across some Winchester 1918-dated .45 rounds!
Any comments regarding my rig or any information you can provide concerning the continued use of these revolvers during WWII (e.g., where used and by whom) would be much appreciated.