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    Colt King - Super Target

    Here is my Colt King - Super Target, it is a 38 spl - Officers Model and a Heavy Barrel. I has the King Sight work done including a trigger and hammer job. It is extremely accurate and a blast to shoot. Oh yeah, hand checkered ivory grips and it is from 1952!

    Let me know what you guys think. I bought it about two weeks ago.
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    prototype python?

    Maybe this is how some at Colt determined how the new python should look.

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    Very nice Colt King Super target. Who made the grips? Also, here is a thread that might interest you.

    King Gun Sight Company

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    Welcome to the forum. Nice gun. What makes you date it to 1952? In 1952, the Colt officers model was the Officers Model Special which had a bull barrel, not the tapered heavy barrel that is on yours. The barrel appears to be a pre-1949. Perhaps at least a portion of the serial number would solve the mystery.

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    Splashy way to introduce yourself. Welcome aboard. Fantastic revolver. I guess I share A1A's curiosity about the date. Can you share the first three or four digits of the serial number?

    I love all revolvers with a King Super Target Rib on them. I hope to find one some day.
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    I may be incorrect about the date so here is how I came up with it. Correct me if I am wrong:

    Sticky Link - Titled "For DOB..."
    Proofhouse website
    Colt Serial #'s
    Double Action Revolvers
    Officers Models

    Serial # begins with 631XXX = 1952

    Thanks for the help guys...

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    love those grips! very nice find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 440brew View Post
    I may be incorrect about the date so here is how I came up with it. Correct me if I am wrong:

    Sticky Link - Titled "For DOB..."
    Proofhouse website
    Colt Serial #'s
    Double Action Revolvers
    Officers Models

    Serial # begins with 631XXX = 1952

    Thanks for the help guys...
    The Officers Model category is 22 caliber only, which had their own unique serial range. The early 38 caliber Officers Models (pre-1949) were serial numbered with the base model of the day; that is, New Army/Navy, Army Special and Official Police. Yours would date to 1943, numbered with the Official Police & Marshal. That's why I asked.

    How about a look at the inside of the stocks? Also. this resurfaced and might be of interest. http://www.histandard.info/King/King..._1024_768.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1A View Post
    The Officers Model category is 22 caliber only, which had their own unique serial range. The early 38 caliber Officers Models (pre-1949) were serial numbered with the base model of the day; that is, New Army/Navy, Army Special and Official Police. Yours would date to 1943, numbered with the Official Police & Marshal. That's why I asked.

    How about a look at the inside of the stocks? Also. this resurfaced and might be of interest. http://www.histandard.info/King/King..._1024_768.html

    Ok A1A, just to make sure I understand under the Official Police & Marshal 631xxx looks to me like 1939 - so how do you get 1943?

    Also below the serial # is a large X - does this mean anything?

    Unfortunately the stocks are blank on the inside and out.

    The back of triger says HHenshaw - does this mean anything?
    Last edited by 440brew; 07-17-2010 at 07:48 PM.

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    I must have been thinking 691 or something when I looked. You are correct with 1939. Sorry. FWIW the heavy barrel became available in 1935. Don't know about the trigger. Could be a clever place to put the owner's name or the maker of the custom looking shoe.

    Oh, and the X is a typical single letter/number inspectors stamp.
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