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First vintage revolver.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by aliveisalive, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. aliveisalive

    aliveisalive Well-Known Member

    Has NHP on the butt. Lockup / mechanics are like new. Will make a great shooter, knockoff t-grip is on the way and im gonna call her done!

  2. MikeJackmin

    MikeJackmin Well-Known Member

    Nice. A factory letter might give a clue as to what NHP was, if it shows where it was shipped.
  3. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    I have a listing of some Colt roll marks (stampings) for various police departments and agencies, but NHP isn't among them.

    If that revolver is... ah... well ... "vintage" the Old Fuff is in serious trouble. :D:
  4. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    It could be "N(x) H(x) Police", but I'll bet on Nevada Highway Patrol. "HP" usually means "highway patrol" and of the two states beginning with "N", only Nevada uses that designation (Nebraska uses "State Patrol"). "New Hampshire Police" and "New Hampshire Patrol" are not valid terms, and a two-word state (New xx or North xx) would use both initials.

    (Old Fuff, I know what you mean. I saw a post the other day asking about an old revolver from 1976!!)

  5. 19-3Ben

    19-3Ben Well-Known Member

    ^ Unless it's from a town with those two letters as initials, ie right here in CT we have the New Haven Police, and North Haven Police.
    (but youd think they'd be followed by a D for New Haven Police Department, making the initials NHPD)
  6. rswartsell

    rswartsell Well-Known Member

    Yup, my bet is with Jim. Nevada Highway Patrol. If so, they had pretty good taste in issue/duty pieces. Could you research what they issued?

    Sometimes department armourers did the stamp, usually you get a "rack number" then too.

    P.S. yup Fuff, we are "vintage" nowadays too.
  7. rswartsell

    rswartsell Well-Known Member

    Just a little Google-kun-do reveals they issued some .41 mags (unusual right there), nothing yet on the era that your baby would have fallen in. .41 mags '70 or so. What manufacture date do you attribute to your pony?
  8. aliveisalive

    aliveisalive Well-Known Member

    Haven't even looked up the serial yet and cannot now as I'm at work... I traded on a whim and may not have gotten a great deal but I figured what the hell ill have my first oldish revolver.
  9. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    Is that a Cobra or Official Police?
  10. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    Official Police. The serial number will be stamped on the frame in the crane cut-out, just under the back end of the barrel. Swing out the cylinder to see it.

    If you have not done so, Go to www.proofhouse.com and using the serial number you can date it.

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