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    Official Police

    A buddy stopped by yesterday and wanted to trade his dad's service revolver for an auto carry pistol.
    I swapped him a Glock 26 for it and we both were happy.
    Tbe revolver is a 5" Official Police. 38 issued to the local New Carlisle PD complete with the original holster.
    He had it lettered and the story is supported by a photo obtained from his uncle.
    Cool piece.
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    Nice. The five inch O. P. is just about perfect imo. My friend has an early post War 5 inch.
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    Thats a nice O.P.!
    It's a shame (in my eyes) that the son would trade off a family heirloom and loose that connection.
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    Cool provenance and a neat package.

    In June 1942, the gun would have to have shipped on a DSC order for a PD or other official order, even though the letter shows the gun shipped to Eppinger’s, who also procured guns for Ford security. They just served as the distributor. So the letter really supports the story.
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    Great piece and ANOTHER Lou Eppinger shipped gun. Man, I sure wish I could have been a fly on the wall and watched all the great Colts come through the doors of his shop back in the day...
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    Back in the day, they weren't 'great' Colts (or Smith & Wessons, for that matter), they were 'just' common revolvers shipped to a dealer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogface6 View Post
    Back in the day, they weren't 'great' Colts (or Smith & Wessons, for that matter), they were 'just' common revolvers shipped to a dealer.
    I was actually speaking "in retrospect" based on many of the exceptional examples lettered to that shop. I don't think I've personally seen more Colts lettered to any one particular Pre-War retailer, especially among nickel snubbies of that era.
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    No way I would have ever been tempted to let it go if I were him but I've seen it before that some just don't care about history. I offered him an opportunity to get something he could use.
    I'm good with that.
    I did notice it is stamped #26 on the butt of the frame. 20190711_161110_1562876201283.jpg20190711_160930_1562876185037.jpg20190711_161126_1562876215181.jpg
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    Very nice indeed. I’m another who loves the Colt revolvers from this era. Thanks for sharing with us AEROCOLOR.

    Tom
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeman99 View Post
    I was actually speaking "in retrospect" based on many of the exceptional examples lettered to that shop. I don't think I've personally seen more Colts lettered to any one particular Pre-War retailer, especially among nickel snubbies of that era.
    Well, if you were a fly on the wall back then. I think you would last about 5 minutes. In retrospect.
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