I'm a new Colt owner!


PDA






Tomahawk674
February 10, 2011, 07:44 PM
I have just bought my first original Colt. I shoot black powder, so I have a Uberti replica of a Colt 1861 Navy, which is very nice. This is my first cartridge revolver, a Colt Official Police, 6 inch heavy barrel, built in 1939. It is in really nice condition; it had some very minor blueing wear which I touched up with Birchwood PermaBlue paste, and it turned out great.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=136077&stc=1&d=1297385135

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=136078&stc=1&d=1297385135

Here is a video of the first time I shot it. For some reason I wasn't expecting it to recoil as it did, probably because I am used to the gentle "rocking" motion of my Colt Navy replica. Don't laugh at my first shot ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL0uNzNxRSs

I got used to it after a little bit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwNjwY1PtiQ

It was hard seeing the blued front blade against a black target. Once I switched over to a white target, I was able to bullseye with it.

If you enjoyed reading about "I'm a new Colt owner!" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Shear_stress
February 10, 2011, 08:10 PM
Congratulations! The Official Police is one fine revolver. Other Colts get all the press, so prices have stayed reasonable. Don't tell anyone, though ;)

451 Detonics
February 10, 2011, 08:36 PM
Learn to shoot it double action like it was mean to be shot and you will have lot's more fun...looks like a winner.

Checkman
February 10, 2011, 08:52 PM
Those are great revolvers. Like the S&W M&P/Model 10 they have their followers, but they don't have the type of prices that you find on Pythons and Model 27's. Looks good. Enjoy.

Lucky Derby
February 10, 2011, 11:57 PM
I have a 4" made in 1950. It is one of my favorites, and often does nightstand duty.
Congrats.

bushmaster1313
February 11, 2011, 12:40 AM
I really like the grips on the old Colts.

VT Deer Hunter
February 11, 2011, 03:39 PM
Nice gun you got there.

savit260
February 11, 2011, 06:19 PM
That's a fantastic revolver you have there, and I'd be willing to bet it has a sweet double action trigger.

Guillermo
February 11, 2011, 06:34 PM
beautiful gun.

You have been bitten now...better make room in the safe for more.

TrakHack
February 11, 2011, 08:30 PM
You have been bitten now...better make room in the safe for more.

+1

I love my Colts...

Iggy
February 11, 2011, 09:07 PM
Very nice gun.

You have stepped out upon yet another slippery slope.:evil:

Enjoy the ride.:)

brnmuenchow
February 12, 2011, 10:51 AM
Nice, I love those.-- Actually I love all Colts. Great buy!

LKB3rd
February 13, 2011, 09:13 AM
I am biased, living in CT I guess, but I love old Colt revolvers too.

Old Fuff
February 13, 2011, 11:00 AM
I hate to tell you this bad news... :uhoh: :evil:

But the heavy barrel was an extra-cost option, and they used the same barrels that were usually reserved for their top-of-the-line, Officers Model Target revolvers. That, and the additional bucks over standard list price also included a bit of extra work when it came to fitting the lockwork.

I hope you are able to stand up to all of this... :D

gvf
February 13, 2011, 03:58 PM
Beauty! Nothing like those big old revolvers - history written all over them.

Tomahawk674
February 13, 2011, 11:37 PM
I went shooting today with some friends, had all the guns out on a farm. I got to shoot the Colt plenty, and boy was it great. The sights are just right on. Those water bottles didn't stand a chance. I could not be happier with "new" gun.

If you enjoyed reading about "I'm a new Colt owner!" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!