6/5/23 - This is an excellent example of a Smith & Wesson Model 1917 issued to the US military during WW1. It is all matching, "United States Property" marked, and has the proper flaming bomb military proofs. The gun itself has retained about 94-95% of its original high polish finish with very nice case-hardening on the small parts. There is some light scratchy wear on the back strap, an area of spotty discoloration on the left side of the barrel, very minor wear on the high edges in general, and a light roll mark on the cylinder. Fitted with nice wood grips - some minor chipping along the bottom edges. The right panel is numbered but not matching to the gun. The bore has good rifling, but there is minor frosting throughout.