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Value of Colt official Police .38 special

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by RhodesianRLI, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. RhodesianRLI

    RhodesianRLI Member

    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
  2. Lucky Derby

    Lucky Derby Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Baba Louie

    Baba Louie Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. RhodesianRLI

    RhodesianRLI Member

    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.


  5. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    If I was selling that gun I would ask $300 for it.

    If I was buying it I would offer $250.

    Not super valuable but a great gun to own and shoot.
  6. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    I paid $250.00 for this one not too long ago. Your's look to be in better shape.

  7. Guillermo

    Guillermo member

    In my part or the world that is a 300+ gun, maybe up to 350.

    Of course gun prices are regional and in Austin the economy is stronger than most, so this is the high end.

    325 is my estimate.
  8. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    I my area that would typically be a $300 to $325 gun.

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