Colt Temptation


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joneb
May 1, 2007, 10:48 PM
I ran into a Colt Official Police with a 6" barrel, It appeared to be in 98-99% condition, lockup was tight. The bluing almost to good to be original ? All of the visible action parts appeared new, there is a vary slight turn ring on the cylinder. The only thing that seemed off was the cylinder latch was polished (the part unseen when the cylinder is closed) :confused: This gun has a hammer mounted firing pin, what is it's youngest age ? The asking price was $269 the tag was mis-marked as a Colt Officer so there could be some more wiggle room on the price :)
Any thoughts are welcome. thanks jj

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Hardtarget
May 1, 2007, 11:33 PM
So you'll know, I'm a Colt fan. Now, you'll understand when I ask...
" is that gun sitting beside your keyboard?" If not...go back and get it!
I just like Colts. :)
Mark.

PotatoJudge
May 1, 2007, 11:36 PM
Do you remember if the sides of the hammer were blued?

dfariswheel
May 2, 2007, 12:01 AM
The Colt Official Police was made from 1927 to 1969.
You do still see them in like-new condition.

From 1927 to the early 1960's the Official Police was essentially just that....THE "official" police revolver for the majority of law enforcement.

SaxonPig
May 2, 2007, 12:12 AM
Excellent revolvers. Same lock-work as the Python. Takes the same stocks, too.

The 6" is not as sought after as the 4" and 5" models but still good shooters. For a gun in the condition you describe that price is very good. If we had the serial we could narrow down the age.

joneb
May 2, 2007, 12:41 AM
Well here's the catch, to justify the purchase I would sell a S&W M 10-5 6" I am not that attached to this M 10 and I would prefer the Colt, but I really want a Colt Officer mod :confused:

Do you remember if the sides of the hammer were blued?
No. Why ?

I forgot to mention the Colt has Pachmayr grips.

PotatoJudge
May 2, 2007, 12:36 PM
Most (all?) of the sides of the hammers were unfinished from the factory. If you're not experienced at picking out a reblue (and I'm not) that's something that's easy to pick up.

Starter52
May 2, 2007, 08:00 PM
Sell the 10. Buy the Colt. The Official Police is a great gun.

Too bad about the Pachmayrs. Great to shoot, but the original stocks look very nice.

Standing Wolf
May 2, 2007, 10:18 PM
I'd have bought it in half a heart beat.

22-rimfire
May 2, 2007, 10:38 PM
If you don't already have it, it is probably gone at that price. If you buy it, I hope you enjoy it.

joneb
May 4, 2007, 12:14 AM
Ok this has been really buggin me, I will stop by in the morning. If its meant to Be, I will be posting pics soon. :) thanks

joneb
May 4, 2007, 10:11 PM
I went back for another look, this Colt had been re-blued. For now the price is firm so I will pass, if it were the Officers mod. I would buy it. Thanks for the input. jj

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