Army purchased small numbers of Official Police. This is still the best method when it comes to reliability though. Is this something that ought to be fired? Every part on the gun has this serial number stamped on it. As fer what ya' paid, you probably couldn't have done much better unless it was a freebie! This revolver still has a very shootable bore and a solid cylinder lockup that is better than most new revolvers out of the box. I researched the serial number and it shows 1966 as year of production The gun metallurgy should be good. The 32-20 is a pretty stout load and fun to shoot. And did it darn well in the process.
Started in 1912, the M1911 Commercial and its A1 variant got normal serial numbers with a simple prefix or suffix. Any comments are most welcome. The double action trigger pull is smooth and the single action crisp. The intended specific for the Official Police was mainly and it became one of the best selling firearms of all time, eventually in the 1950s coming to exemplify typical. Between May 1940 and June 1941, 49,764 Official Police revolvers in. We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below.
I believe that it is a lend lease gun. It grouped very well, as long as the slower type. To my way of thinking, Colt's Official Police personifies the fixed-sight, service revolver. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. There is no erosion in the bore.
But in mid 1970, the serial numbers are not a continuation of the previous ones. The Police positive Special in 32-20 is a nice little gun, if somewhat noisy when shot. Instead of the normal bluing, the revolver was given a dull parkerized finish. The butt was square with optional rounded butts offered. . As manufacture of the Model 1911A1 pistol and other guns took priority, revolver production became secondary.
We did not fire this revolver. Custom modifications like finish, barrel and caliber changes or aftermarket engraving shall not be included though. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item. Army also bought some of the revolvers, issuing them to military police and to federal agencies in need of a revolver for their armed agents, such as the , , and the. Indeed it has a four digit number and all the components are stamped with it. The edges of the top strap are serrated and the entire top strap given a matte finish to reduce glare. This model is somewhat scarce in.
As a popular Colt model, Colt offered a number of variations of the gun. But in order to know the age of the gun, you have to find a reference table to crosscheck the character with the manufacturing year. And, in describing the Police Positive Special, the same ammunition identifiers are also used! The Hi-Vel police loads were as hot if not hotter than current +P. American Express needs to be processed here using the item number from the auction site and the Credit Card Total:. I think your grips are not original but rather are after-market replacements. I live in Murrieta and would be interested in seeing the revolver and holster. Serial came back to a mid year 1951 Vintage.
Even though my wife will not shoot it she likes her. Interchangeability only goes so far even on new guns as far as grips are concerned. Please leave feedback when the gun is happily received, this tells us that you have happily received your item. As a whole, the archive letter contains important historical facts about your gun which considerably enhances its collectible value. Small numbers of the Official Police were produced early in the war years, and in 1942 a special version, the Colt Commando, was introduced. Production total was in excess of 30,000. Accordingly, Federal supplied a quantity of its American Eagle.
Colt announced the discontinuation of the Official Police in 1969, stating that competitive production of the design was no longer economically feasible. Personal Checks are held a full week for clearance. Thanks to the Colt's weight, recoil from the sedate. The cylinder was locked in position by a sliding latch on the left side of the frame, which was connected to a pin that entered a recess in the center of a rotating ratchet at the rear of the cylinder, locking it securely in place. Hello I just came across a Colt Official police in. The frames the same whether it's a. When fired from a rest at 15 yards, the Official Police printed dead-on to point of aim and produced some very respectable five-shot groups.