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Lot 0451
Description: Maker: Colt
Firing mechanism: Double action.
Barrel description and length: Round, 5".
Caliber: .38
Cylinder description:
6 shot. Grip description & material: Walnut checkered. Colt emblem inset on both sides.
Serial number: L 593020 A1
Other stampings or marks: left side of barrel, "Colt Official Police .38 .
Case included, lamb's wool interior.


History: Introduced to the firearms market in 1927, the Colt Official Police is a medium frame, double-action revolver with a six-round cylinder, primarily chambered for the .38 Special cartridge, and manufactured by the Colt's Manufacturing Company. The intended specific target market for the Official Police was mainly law enforcement agencies and it became one of the best selling police firearms of all time, eventually in the 1950s coming to exemplify typical peace officer weaponry.[1] The Official Police was also used by various U.S. and allied military forces during World War II.

Provenance: N/A


Dimensions: Weight (Pounds & Ounces) = 1.75 | Height(in) = 18 | Width(in) = 11 | Depth(in) = 18

Size of Artwork(in): 5.5 x 10.5 x 1.5


Artist Name: Colt


Medium: Steel, wood


Circa: 1935

Condition

50% blue remaining. Some areas of minor rust and pitting. Crisp mechanics.

Starting Bid

$10.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Colt .38 Police Special, 1935

Auction ended on Sun, May 22, 2016
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