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Colt Temptation

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by joneb, May 1, 2007.

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  1. joneb

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    I ran into a Colt Official Police with a 6" barrel, It appeared to be in 98-99% condition, lockup was tight. The bluing almost to good to be original ? All of the visible action parts appeared new, there is a vary slight turn ring on the cylinder. The only thing that seemed off was the cylinder latch was polished (the part unseen when the cylinder is closed) :confused: This gun has a hammer mounted firing pin, what is it's youngest age ? The asking price was $269 the tag was mis-marked as a Colt Officer so there could be some more wiggle room on the price :)
    Any thoughts are welcome. thanks jj
     
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    So you'll know, I'm a Colt fan. Now, you'll understand when I ask...
    " is that gun sitting beside your keyboard?" If not...go back and get it!
    I just like Colts. :)
    Mark.
     
  3. PotatoJudge

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    Do you remember if the sides of the hammer were blued?
     
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    The Colt Official Police was made from 1927 to 1969.
    You do still see them in like-new condition.

    From 1927 to the early 1960's the Official Police was essentially just that....THE "official" police revolver for the majority of law enforcement.
     
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    Excellent revolvers. Same lock-work as the Python. Takes the same stocks, too.

    The 6" is not as sought after as the 4" and 5" models but still good shooters. For a gun in the condition you describe that price is very good. If we had the serial we could narrow down the age.
     
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    Well here's the catch, to justify the purchase I would sell a S&W M 10-5 6" I am not that attached to this M 10 and I would prefer the Colt, but I really want a Colt Officer mod :confused:

    No. Why ?

    I forgot to mention the Colt has Pachmayr grips.
     
  7. PotatoJudge

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    Most (all?) of the sides of the hammers were unfinished from the factory. If you're not experienced at picking out a reblue (and I'm not) that's something that's easy to pick up.
     
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    Sell the 10. Buy the Colt. The Official Police is a great gun.

    Too bad about the Pachmayrs. Great to shoot, but the original stocks look very nice.
     
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    I'd have bought it in half a heart beat.
     
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    If you don't already have it, it is probably gone at that price. If you buy it, I hope you enjoy it.
     
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    Ok this has been really buggin me, I will stop by in the morning. If its meant to Be, I will be posting pics soon. :) thanks
     
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    I went back for another look, this Colt had been re-blued. For now the price is firm so I will pass, if it were the Officers mod. I would buy it. Thanks for the input. jj
     
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