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NewService
Colt New Service
Country of origin

United States

Manufacturer(s)

Colt

Production began

1898

Production ended

1946

Weapon type

Revolver

Caliber

.45 Colt
.455 Webley
.476 Enfield
.45 ACP (M1917 variant)
.44-40 Winchester
.44 Special
.38-40 Winchester
.38 Special
.357 Magnum

Action

Double action

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

6-round cylinder

The Colt New Service, also known as the Colt M1909, is an American revolver. This revolver is known as being the weapon introduced to fill in the gap of the US Army's service pistol from 1909 to 1911.

History

Over its 43-year lifespan, over 356,000 Colt New Service revolvers were produced, and it was the most popular revolver ever produced by Colt. It also has the distinction of being the largest revolver ever produced by Colt, in terms of frame size, and is known as being one of the largest production revolvers known.

Design Details

The New Service is based on their prototype New Double-Action Revolver used as a control group for the 1907 US Pistol & Revolver Trials. All variants of the New Service revolver feature notched rear sights and fixed blade front sights.

Ammunition

The New Service is chambered for a wide variety of ammunition, from .44 Special to .357 Magnum.

Variants

M1917

An enlarged New Service chambered for .45 ACP.

References

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