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Boston Police Pistol Team Colt Officers Model in .22

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I won the Colt Officers Model .22 Target Revolver, while the gun is in a bit of rough shape having spots of rust (what the auction called freckling) I think with 0000 steel wool and WD-40 I can clean it up and then oil it.
This is 1 of only 5 guns in .22 caliber made for the Boston Police Dept per the Colt factory letter. The gun had packymere grips on it and the letter said unknown for what grips were delivered on it. I added vintage Colt Officers Target Grips.







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Don't use steel wool. Use bronze wool and kroil, it will not harm the bluing.
Those stocks, IMOP, are not vintage but reproductions.
Those stocks, IMOP, are not vintage but reproductions.
You may be correct, I got them off ebay but they were better than the new rubber Pachmayr grips that were on it to my mind. I will be looking for a set of vintage grips.

The Pachmayr's have to Colt logo on them but they don't date back to 1937
I've used 0000 steel wool soaked in oil for 30 years . No apparent scratches . Just saying it works for me .
I've used 0000 steel wool soaked in oil for 30 years . No apparent scratches . Just saying it works for me .
I've used 0000 steel wool and oil for years too and it works just fine. I go slowly and check progress often so I don't hurt the finish.
Here is the gun in my display at the Plymouth MA gun show today

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Nice find.If the guys are saying that is the way to go with the pitting than they are right
Yes I have also used 0000 steel wool and oil on a very small spot on a blued gun and it worked, just want to get everyone's opinions
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