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Colt New Service

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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.

Colt New Service Revolver - .45 ACP. The Army adopted a version of the New Service, the Colt M1917, with plain wooden grips and a lanyard ring in WWI.
Colt New Service Revolver - .45 LC. The military version of this revolver is the M1909 (also chambered for .45 Long Colt)
Model 1909 Colt Army Revolver - .45 LC. This model is stamped "Property of U.S. Government" under barrel and "M1909" on front bottom of grip strap. Grips not original - US issue bore plain uncheckered walnut.
Colt New Service Revolver with Ivory Grips - .38-40.
Colt New Service - .44-40
New Service chambered in .455 Eley.
Colt New Service - .45 caliber
Colt New Service - .41 Colt
Nickel Colt New Service Revolver - .45 LC.
Colt New Service Model 1917 "Fitz Special". Modified by modern gunsmith Andy Horvarth



  • 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:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Old Henry Richard Speight, Jr. Duggan Ivory grips 2021
J. Edgar F.B.I. agents 2011
Jesse Stone: No Remorse Thug 2010
Jesse Stone: No Remorse Robbery Suspec t 2010
Public Enemies Sioux Falls vigilante 2009
The Wind That Shakes The Barley IRA 2006
Dead for a Dollar (1998) Simón Andreu Akers 5" barrel 1998
Emilio Estevez Cowboy/Man with No Name
Serpent's Path Show Aikawa Naomi Niijima 1998
Teruyuki Kagawa Tatsuo Miyashita
Yûrei Yanagi Hiyama
Anaconda Danny Trejo 1997
Last Man Standing Multiple characters 1996
The Quest Louis Mandylor Riggi 1996
The Quest Emilio Migliozzi Riggi's henchman 1996
Devil in a Blue Dress Tom Sizemore Dewitt Albright 1995
Batman Forever David U. Hodges Shooter 1995
Vampire in Brooklyn Eddie Murphy Guido 1995
Arizona Dream Johnny Depp Axel Blackmar 1993
Arizona Dream Lili Taylor Grace Stalker 1993
Red Rock West Timothy Carhart Deputy Matt Greytack 1993
Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon E.E. Bell Fragoso 1993
Hoffa Robert Prosky Billy Flynn 1992
Beyond the Law Brian Law Young Dan Saxton 1992
Of Mice and Men Gary Sinise George 1992
Of Mice and Men Richard Riehle Carlson 1992
Deep Cover Glynn Turman Russell Stevens Sr. 1992
Let Him Have It Paul Reynolds Chris Craig .455 British Service with short barrel 1991
El Diablo (1990) Louis Gossett Jr. Thomas Van Leek Modified with long barrel
Mocked-up as a Colt 1878 Double Action
Miller's Crossing Albert Finney Leo O'Bannon 1990
Miller's Crossing Gabriel Byrne Tom Reagan 1990
Harlem Nights Danny Aiello Det. Cantone 1989
Batman Jack Nicholson Jack Napier/The Joker 1989
Mississippi Burning Brad Dourif Deputy Clinton Pell Bone carved grip 1988
The Blue Iguana Flea Floyd 1988
The Untouchables Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers 1987
Near Dark Tony Pierce Highway Youth 1987
Death Wish 3 Gang Members 1985
Yes, Madam! (Huang jia shi jie) Robber 1985
Johnny Dangerously Joe Piscopo Danny Vermin With custom long barrel, as ".88 Magnum revolver" 1984
Against All Odds Alex Karras Hank Sully 1984
Against All Odds Rachel Ward Jessie Wyler 1984
Lone Wolf McQuade gun runner 1983
Under Fire Nicaraguan Rebels 1983
Death Hunt Andrew Stevens RCMP Contable Adams 1981
Death Hunt Lee Marvin RCMP Sergeant Millen 1981
Caboblanco Fernando Rey Police Captain Terredo 1980
Airplane! 1980
The Hunter Ben Johnson Sheriff Strong nickel plated, stag grips 1980
Death on the Nile Mia Farrow Jacqueline de Bellefort 1978
The White Buffalo Charles Bronson Wild Bill Hickok Mocked up as Single Action Army with stag horn grips 1977
Silver Streak Clifton James Sheriff Oliver Chauncey 1976
Silver Streak Richard Pryor Grover T. Muldoon 1976
Silver Streak Gene Wilder George Caldwell 1976
The Muthers John Montgomery "Turko" 1976
The Last Hard Men Charlton Heston Sam Burgade 1976
The Last Hard Men Michael Parks Sheriff Noel Nye 1976
The Last Hard Men Thalmus Rasulala George Weed 1976
The Last Hard Men Christopher Mitchum Hal Brickman 1976
The Wind and the Lion Steve Kanaly U.S. Marine Corp Capt. Jerome 1975
Bite The Bullet Gene Hackman Sam Clayton 1975
Big Bad Mama Tom Skerritt Fred Dillard M1909 1974
Susan Sennett Billie Jean M1917
Black Caesar assassin 1973
The Sting Joe Tornatore Black Gloved Gunman 1973
Dillinger Harry Dean Stanton Homer Van Meter 1973
Warren Oates John Dillinger
The Man from Acapulco (Le Magnifique) Jean-Paul Belmondo Bob Saint-Clair Suppressed 1973
The Man from Acapulco (Le Magnifique) Jacqueline Bisset Tatiana 1973
Prime Cut Gregory Walcott Weenie 1972
Dirty Money Bank teller 1972
Manhunt in Milan (La mala ordina) Woody Strode Frank Webster 1972
Long Live Your Death Eduardo Fajardo General Huerta 7.5" barrel 1971
Lynn Redgrave Mary O'Donell
El Topo Julian de Meriche The priest 1970
Robert John El Topo's Son
Valerie Jodorowsky A townswoman
José Luis Gonzales de León A townsman
The Wild Bunch Albert Dekker Pat Harrigan 1969
You Can't Win 'Em All Charles Bronson Josh Corey 1970
100 Rifles Jim Brown Lyedecker 1969
Bonnie and Clyde Faye Dunaway Bonnie Parker Colt 1967
Bonnie and Clyde Warren Beatty Clyde Barrow Colt 1967
Bonnie and Clyde Denver Pyle Frank Hamer Colt 1967
Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman Buck Barrow Colt 1967
Django José Bódalo General Hugo Rodríguez 1966
Remo De Angelis Mexican officer
Rafael Albaicín Rodriguez's bandit
The Professionals Jack Palance Jesus Raza 1966
The Professionals Robert Ryan Hans Ehrengard 1966
The Heroes of Telemark Kirk Douglas Dr. Rolf Pedersen 1965
Minnesota Clay Cameron Mitchell Minnesota Clay 1965
Georges Riviére Fox
Gino Pernice Scratchy
Fernando Sancho General Domingo Ortiz
Viva Maria! Carlos López Moctezuma Ródriguez 1965
Viva Maria! Mexican soldiers 1965
Viva Maria! Mexican rebels 1965
Lonely Are the Brave Walter Matthau Sheriff Morey Johnson 1962
Pretty Boy Floyd John Ericson Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd 1960
Santiago Alan Ladd Caleb "Cash" Adams Mocked up as Single Action Army 1956
Paul Fix Trasker
Lloyd Nolan Clay Pike
Frank DeKova Jingo
Clegg Hoyt Dutch
Hell Below Zero Stanley Baker Erik Bland 1954
Ivan Craig Larsen
Alan Ladd Duncan Craig
The Nuremberg Express Miroslav Homola Agent Nowak 1954
Son of Paleface Roy Rogers Roy Barton with a stock and rifle's barrel 1952
White Heat Jarrett Gang member 1949
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Bandits 1949
The Paleface Thug 1948
Raw Deal (1948) Curt Conway Spider 1948
The Big Sleep Trevor Bardette Art Huck 1946
Dillinger Lawrence Tierney John Dillinger 1945
Marc Lawrence Doc Madison
The Fighting Seabees Japanese officers 1944
Air Force Japanese officers 1943
Somewhere in France Various characters 1942
Across the Pacific Richard Loo First Officer Miyuma 1951
Across the Pacific Sydney Greenstreet Doctor Lorenz 1951
The Pearl of Death Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes 1944
Went the Day Well? David Farrar Lieutenant Jung a.k.a. Lieutenant Maxwell 1942
Went the Day Well? Johnnie Schofield Joe Garbett 1942
Went the Day Well? Valerie Taylor Nora Ashton 1942
Went the Day Well? Extras British Army/Home Guard Soldiers 1942
Went the Day Well? Extras German Paratroopers 1942
Satan Met a Lady Maynard Holmes Kenneth 1936
The Man Who Knew Too Much 1934
Heroes for Sale railroad detective 1933
Pardon Us Prisoners 1931
The Gold Rush Tom Murray Black Larsen 1925
The Gold Rush bounty hunters 1925
Back to God's Country Nell Shipman Dolores LeBeau 1919


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Gilligan's Island (TV Series) Russell Johnson The Professor "The Sound of Quacking" (S1E7) 1964
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
Fantômas Jacques Dufilho Inspecteur Juve Ep.3 1980
The Greatest American Hero Red West Cliff 1981 - 1983
Reilly: Ace of Spies Celia Gregory Nadia Massino 1983
Lonesome Dove Bandito 1989
Gilligan's Island (TV Series) Alan Hale Jr. The Skipper pilot episode (filmed in 1963) 1992
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
Ghost Whisperer David Eigenberg Hank Dale "The Crossing" (S1E02) 2005
The Unit Various characters 2006 - 2009
Meteor criminal 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
SAS Rogue Heroes Jack O'Connell Paddy Mayne Likely the British .455 Webley variant 2022
César Dombe Augustin Jordan

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Notation Release Date
Fallout: New Vegas "Police Pistol" Added in Dead Money DLC, .357 Magnum version 2012
Enlisted 2021
Beyond The Wire "Colt New Service" 2022

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