Welcome to the forum. Over the years, the 38 caliber Officers Models have been numbered with the models on which they were based (with the exception of the Officers Model Special ). The 22LR had their own range which is the one identified in Proofhouse as Officers Model. Yours was based on the New Army/Navy and was numbered with those, so 269xxx would date to 1906. The Proofhouse numbers are the first number used in each year. I believe 38 Special was it, but the member you really want is Coltdaguy (Bob Best). Stand by.
Oh, and you are correct that there is not a lot even on the forum specifically about those early Officers Models and pictures are always appreciated.