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6" Colt Official Police .22 for $299???

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by .455_Hunter, Sep 19, 2010.

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  1. .455_Hunter

    .455_Hunter Member

    May 25, 2005
    Colorado Front Range
    A local shop has a 6" Colt Official Police in .22 LR and is asking $299. The finish is worn, one wooden grip panel is broken, but the gun locks-up tight. Is that a good price? The front sight is a full-hemisphere, generally making it an older gun. I have its companion in .38 Special, so it would make a good shooter for me if the price is right. Thanks for your input!
  2. JT-AR-MG42

    JT-AR-MG42 Member

    Mar 26, 2010
    The .22 OP was marketed primarily to Police Depts. as the companion to the .38 as a way for the Depts. to practice fundamentals on a cheaper budget.

    That price for me would be a no brainer pre-war or not if the gun itself did not look abused.
    But you did just say worn. Lack of finish would not bother me. I think the grips can be found and if you get lucky there will be enough wood to fit them to the pistol.

    Sounds like a good find. Congratulations!

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