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Offline Dave Shooter

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Officers Model
« on: January 17, 2024, 07:51:13 PM »
Is 1948 modern?

Traded for this last year.  My first Colt double-action.  My understanding is that before the Python this was Colt's top of the line revolver.

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Re: Officers Model
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2024, 07:55:53 PM »
Adjustable front sight.

Adjustable rear sight.
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Re: Officers Model
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2024, 08:00:06 PM »
Checkering on the trigger!
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Re: Officers Model
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2024, 08:27:03 PM »
Very nice, Dave!
I'd be proud to own that.
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Re: Officers Model
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2024, 10:33:41 PM »
I had a Heavy Barrel Officers Model made in 1935 with original Roper grips but it got stolen. It was the most accurate revolver I've ever owned. Yours is a lot nicer.
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Re: Officers Model
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2024, 03:56:10 AM »
This one's a Heavy Barrel.  In doing a little research I haven't seen one marked quite like this.  Most have the  "HEAVY BARREL" line immediately below the OM line, not separated like this.

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Re: Officers Model
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2024, 08:11:50 AM »
I haven't seen one like that either. I found a not so good pic of mine. It had King sights front and rear with a ramped front. The ejector rod knob is different too. The grips are period Roper but not original to the gun.

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Re: Officers Model
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2024, 01:27:19 AM »
Nice Colt! I have a 1944 Official Police.