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  1. Colt Revolvers
    Sorry for the lack of images. I'm working on that. Small Arms Procurement By The New York City Police Department During World War Two: The Colt Commando Revolver The history of the Colt Commando revolver is well documented and known to collectors. Charles W. Pate’s work on the secondary...
  2. Colt Revolvers
    Greetings all: I've made substantial progress on trying to identify the Colt Commando revolvers that went to the NYCPD during WW2. I estimate that the total was around1100-1150 or so (%2 of the whole production!). Of those, I've managed to match up about half of them with the individual...
  3. Colt Revolvers
    My research on Colt Commando revolvers used by the NYCPD during WW2 has taken a fortuitous turn. The serial number data I have shows that NYCPD took in approximately 850-900 Commando revolvers during WW2. Up until now the only information I have been able to put together is the serial number...
  4. Colt Revolvers
    Recently purchased an 1896 with a Colt Commando Barrel in 38 Special. I understand that at the end of the production of these 38 special was offered. The cylinder is off color from the frame and is RAC marked. Did RAC inspect cylinders in 38 special?
  5. Colt Long Guns
    Hello Everybody! I am in charge of a small arms library here at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Explosive Ordnance Disposal. I have recently been updating our historical info for all of the weapons and came across a Colt Commando that has me stumped. After speaking with Paul Szymaszek at the...
  6. Colt Revolvers
    I resently noticed that a Colt Commando revolver I have is marked "DPC/RM 383-11 on the butt strap.I assume that the DPC means Defense Plant Corp". Has anyone seen these type of markings [email protected]
  7. Colt Revolvers
    I have a Colt Commando revolver here. The Commando, Official Police, and Army Special are all variants of the same revolver. The Army Special was produced until 1927 when Colt gave up on getting a military contract and so they renamed it the Official Police. The Official Police was one of the...
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