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The Colt New Service was a double-action revolver made by Colt from 1898 until c. 1940. It was adopted by the U.S. Armed Forces in caliber 45 Revolver Model of 1909 as the Model 1909 U.S. Army, Marine Corps Model 1909, Model 1909 U.S. Navy and in .45 ACP as the Model 1917 U.S. Army.<ref>Murphy (1985) pp. 25-30.</ref> The Model 1917 was created to supplement insufficient stocks of M1911 pistols during World War I and was dropped from production in 1941.<ref>Murphy (1985) p. 31.</ref>


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