Colt New Service
The Colt New Service was produced for government contracts and civilian sales between 1898 and 1944. It came in a plethora of popular calibers available during its lengthy production run and was also available in a number of finishes and barrel lengths. The revolver was most commonly chambered in a variety of .45 caliber rounds, including ACP and Colt. It served American forces through both World Wars and accompanied many police officers in their duties throughout the first half of the twentieth century.
They were built in .45 Colt,.45 ACP, .44-40, .44 Russian, .38-40, .38 Special, .455 Webley, .41 Colt and, eventually, .357 Magnum. The most numerous model was that in .455 Webley for issue to the British military in World War 1. The US Army also used the New Service in .45 Colt as the M1909, adopted temporarily to replace the failed series of .38 Long Colt revolvers used since 1889, until the semi-automatic M1911 pistol then under testing was ready for service. A variant chambered in .45ACP using half-moon clips, the M1917, would be introduced during World War I to supplement short supplies of M1911s. Over 151,000 were delivered - the largest variant in New Service production of approximately 356,000.
- Type: Revolver
- Caliber(s): .45 Colt, .455 Webley/Ely,.476 Ely,.45 ACP, .44-40, .44 Special, .44 Russian .38-40, .357 Magnum, .38 Spl, others
- Weight: Various
- Length: Various
- Barrel length(s):(Factory standard with lengths over and under available by special order) 4",4.5".5",5.5",6".7.5"
- Capacity: 6-round cylinder
- Fire Modes: SA/DA
The Colt New Service and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Show Title||Actor||Character||Note / Episode||Air Date|
|Dragnet||"The Shooting Board" (S2E21)||1967 - 1970|
|M*A*S*H||Loretta Swit||Maj. Margaret Houlihan||"The Gun" (S04E13)||1975|
|M*A*S*H||Larry Linville||Maj. Frank Burns||"The Gun" (S04E13)||1975|
|The Greatest American Hero||Red West||Cliff||1981 - 1983|
|Reilly: Ace of Spies||Celia Gregory||Nadia Massino||1983|
|Rough Riders||William Katt||Edward Marshall||1997|
|The X-Files - Season 7||Eric Nenninger||Jared Chirp||"Signs and Wonders" (S7E09)||2000|
|Band of Brothers||Matthew Leitch||Floyd "Tab" Talbert||2001|
|Firefly||Matthew Ferreira||Nathaniel Grange||"Safe" (S01E05)||2002|
|Mail Call||R. Lee Ermey||Himself||2002 - 2009|
|Foyle's War - Season 2||Laurence Fox||Simon Walker||"War Games" (S2E03)||2003|
|Foyle's War - Season 3||Nigel Terry||Hugh Jackson||"They Fought in the Fields" (S3E03)||2004|
|The Unit||Various characters||2006 - 2009|
|Boardwalk Empire||Gangsters||2010 -|
|The Pacific||Joseph Mazzello||Eugene Sledge||2010|
|Falling Skies - Season 1||Drew Roy||Hal Mason||"The Armory" (S1E02)||2011 -|
|Revolution - Season 1||"Chained Heat" (S1E02)||2012|
|Longmire - Season 1||Robert Taylor||Walt Longmire||"A Damn Shame" (S1E03), mocked up as Single Action Army||2012|
|Game Title||Appears as||Notation||Release Date|
|Fallout: New Vegas||Police Pistol||Dead Money DLC||2012|
- Colt's Manufacturing Company - A list of all firearms manufactured by Colt.