Pre War Official Police


September 2, 2007, 07:13 PM
Thought I'd share some pics of my Official Police. Got this one a few months back from a guy on the S&W forum.Bit of a beater on the outside, but shoots like a dream. You can not beat pre war revolvers for fit and finish.

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September 2, 2007, 07:21 PM
You call *that* a "bit of a beater"? :)

Looks pretty well kept-up to me ... sounds like you've got some pretty high standards. Is that the condition it came in? The grips sure look good, too.

Congratulations -- looks like a fun gun to shoot.


September 2, 2007, 07:27 PM
Beater?!!! Beater?!!!!
Your's is in much finer shape than mine!

Mine has funky grips and these itty bitty holes..........;)

September 2, 2007, 07:40 PM
The grips are not original, they were an E-bay purchase. The condition is a little worse then I usually buy, but I got this one for a very good price.Glad I did, as it's turned out to be one of my favorite shooters.
Xavier. I have one in .22 caliber to, but it's a post war and is being reblued by my smith at this time.

September 2, 2007, 11:49 PM
If anyone has a pre or post war Official Police I'd like to see some pics.

September 3, 2007, 12:38 AM
I have several of them in 22. No 38's. One is a two tone deal with blue and nickel finish made in the early 60's. Kind of an interesting piece.

Your OP is real nice for a shooter or just about perfect for that purpose from my perspective. Bluing is thin on the barrel; been shot a lot, what... 90-92% gun? I like it.

September 3, 2007, 09:29 AM
22 rimfire
Interesting thing about the blue that you can't tell by the pics, is under the right lighting conditions, it almost seems to glow, I'v never seen a blue job like it. I don't know how much this revolver has been shoot in it's past, but it locks up tight and the trigger pull is a crisp four pounds. Pre war craftsmanship at it's best.

Do you have any pics of your OP's that you can post,I'd like to see them.

September 3, 2007, 09:42 AM
funky ropers !

September 3, 2007, 10:35 AM
How about a Pre War, Pre Official Police? Here's my 1926 Army Special. Last year before Colt changed the name to Official Police. One shot with the factory stocks, and one with aftermarket ivories. I carry this one quite often.

September 3, 2007, 10:55 AM
We should all have "beaters" in that kind of shape. :rolleyes:

September 3, 2007, 11:01 AM
Use some of the museum wax on it that Hammer It uses and it will look even better. I need to buy some of that stuff!

September 3, 2007, 11:57 AM
I did not know the Army Special became the Official Police, thanks for the heads up. Nice Colt's.

Jeff F
September 4, 2007, 11:15 PM
Nice Colt. I've got one but its not that old. Mine was bought sometime in the early 50s. Six inch barrel .38 spl ex cops gun from San Leandro that my dad bought. It was used little.

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