.38 SPL Colt Offical police

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by mesinge2, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

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    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
    I am interested if anyone could give me the manufacture date and/or value.

    Not sure what info you guys need so here ya go:

    a) caliber
    b) bbl length (from cylinder to muzzle)
    c) grips shape (round or square)
    d) number of shots/cylinder bores
    e) type of sights.
    f) serial number
    g) Model


    a) .38 S&W Special
    b) 6" barrel
    c) not sure on a Colt
    d) 6 shot
    e) Fixed, Half Moon front
    f) xxxxxx
    g) Officer's Model


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    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
  2. Brisk44

    Brisk44 New Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Iowa

  3. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

    609
    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
    Ha, thanks. Sorry, I must have accidentally deleted the first sentence when I posted. :D
     
  4. Hammerslagger

    Hammerslagger New Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    Having serial #489938 makes it made in 1923 (486000 - 501999).

    Also it is an "Army Special Model" and/or "Officer Model" not an "Official Police".

    If the barrel is marked "Official Police", the revolver has been re-barreled.

    Its value will depend on what it actually is, what part of the country you are in, and how badly someone wants it. If it has not been rebarreled, etc. A gun shop is likely to offer $100 to $250. A gun shop selling it might ask $800 or more.

    I suggest that you go to several of the Internet gun auctions see what is being asked and actually bid for similar items.
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
  5. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

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    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
    Thank you very much. It does say Officer Model, that was my mistake.

    Wow, its older than I thought, I was assuming 1930s.
     
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