I have a Colt Official Police .38 special that I am wondering the value of.
I would like to know its age and approx. value. the serial number is 7229xx
under the serial number is a 1. it has a 4 inch barrel and rear trench site.
I will post pictures soon, this gun is in very good condition I believe
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September 15, 2010, 07:21 PM
Looks like it was made in 1945, it's 5 years older than mine. :)
Found here www.proofhouse.com
I will let others discuss value.
September 15, 2010, 08:02 PM
Photos would be a big plus in guesstimating some value, but if you head over to gunbroker and search "official police" you get asking prices ranging from $285 on upwards of $600 (more for .22lrs than the .38s).
Ballpark ask of $250 until you have photos that offer more value... but few people want the old police pony anymore it seems.
September 15, 2010, 08:51 PM
here are some pictures, most of the bluing is very nice and glossy, only a little wear around the edges, the bore looks perfect, looks like this pistol was hardly fired.