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    2" official police pre-war

    This one letters to Lewiston, Maine police department. It shipped February 1942.



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    Wow, another winner!
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    HARD gun to find. Mine shipped in June of 1938.
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    Very nice Russ.
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    It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.

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    Yelp, for sure. They both are very nice!
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    Here is another 2" O.P.:







    And the family photo:


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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeman99 View Post
    HARD gun to find. Mine shipped in June of 1938.
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    Snakeman, does your OP bear a "T" mark on the frame above the serial number ? That would add weight to the theory that the mark means "Targeted" as your surely was.

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    Coltguy, what year was your 2" OP manufactured ? I am curious when barrels with a slightly ramped front sight started to be used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Rego View Post
    Coltguy, what year was your 2" OP manufactured ? I am curious when barrels with a slightly ramped front sight started to be used.
    Three of the four are pre-war. The back left is a Post-War example. While most of the pre-war 2" O.P.'s have the round front site, a few of the later examples came with the tapered front ramp. I have also seen this feature on other pre war late O.P.'s
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    Nice to see!

    I sure like the pre-War 2 inc OPs..!

    I'd have bought one back then, for sure.

    I have long thought that Colt ought to have offered the Army Special in a 2 inch Barrel, stating in the mid-latter '20s, along with the debut of their 2 inch PP and PPS.
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