Officers Model Match value .22lr vs .38spl
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    Officers Model Match value .22lr vs .38spl

    Does an OMM chambered in .22lr generally bring more than one chambered in .38spl?

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    From what I've seen they do bring somewhat of a premium over .38 Special examples in equal condition. I don't know whether it's due to production numbers or some other reason...the market is what the market is and doesn't always have to make sense.
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    Yes, the .22 will bring more than the .38.
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    Nothing wrong with 38/Special but 22LR is the way to go imho. Usually 22 brings more money in my experience. I like
    the 22 because it is cheaper and having the same trigger as the Python it’s a good practice gun for the Python. My OMM
    weighs 1/2 oz more then my Python unloaded.




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    Thanks guys for the responses.

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    The 22lr in equal condition always brings more in a normal market. The 22 Mag brings the most because of the rarity.

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    Just a personal preference, I've had .22's and .38's, still have the .38's. The E frame just seems too big for a .22, in a way that S&W K frames don't. Of course, that's a highly personal opinion, only valid for myself.

    As far as money/value goes, I don't know anything about that subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BR549 View Post
    Does an OMM chambered in .22lr generally bring more than one chambered in .38spl?
    Not from me, it wouldn‘t. But then, I‘m not the market.

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    I paid more for the .22 (L) than the .38 (R) at about the same time. Both are as new in their original boxes so no difference in condition but I believe the .22 version usually goes for more.

    .22Colt Officers Model Match .22LR 1966 (1).jpg Colt Officers Model Match .22LR 1966 (4).jpg .38Colt Officers Model Match .38 Spl. 1963 (1).jpg Colt Officers Model Match .38 Spl. 1963 (4).jpg
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    I paid about $50 less for the .38 in this photo than the .22 which came in the original box with Shooting Suggestions pamphlet and screwdriver. Alas, no test target. I was happy to find them considering that the .38 had the desirable and correct full checkered Target Stocks and the .22 came with the original box and contents. But to address the original question, in my opinion the .22's are more valuable due to the lower cost of shooting them over the .38's. Especially now that ammo is readily available and has dropped in price. Plus the fun factor of .22's in general and the utility of using one to practice proper shooting techniques.
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