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Colt Official Police price?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by LivewireBlanco, Apr 24, 2013.

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  1. LivewireBlanco

    LivewireBlanco Member

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    Found a Colt Official Police 38 at a local pawn shop. I don't know the year but the serial number is 493XXX. Lockup is tight and barrel is in excellent shape. Light surface rust like it was in a leather holster for years but most of the bluing is still on it. They have a $599 tag on it... What do ye experts say?
     
  2. tom327

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    I was watching Gun broker to get an idea what my Colt OP is worth. An auction for one in good condition closed at $410.
     
  3. Old Fuff

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    The Official Police is a great revolver, but keep in mind that it's getting harder to find new (not used) repair parts if something breaks, and fitting them requires a skilled and experienced 'smith that's qualified to work on them. Noways they don't grow on trees.

    $600 ($599 + 1.00) is much more then I'd pay for one that wasn't mint/like new.

    The posted serial number should be an Army Special made in 1923. Maybe it was rebarreled with a different one.
     
  4. Coyote3855

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    OPs are excellent guns; I have a couple. $600 seems very high.
     
  5. LivewireBlanco

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    Yeah, the serial number is too low for a regular OP. Army Special with a replacement barrel might be right. I'll see if I can't haggle down to at least the $400 mark. Thanks guys!
     
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