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Just took in this Colt official police in partial trade I was trying to date the year it was made.

I went to proofhouse but don't see any serial # witht the 3 letters in the # Can you help?

Thanks, BT



 

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Look inside the crane on the frame when you open the cylinder. That buttstock inscription is not the actual serial number.
 

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Okay a 1952 gun do these have much value I hope I didn't over value it in the trade deal I am in at about $425.00? Here are a couple pics I still need to clean it up.



 

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You have a fine used example of the early 50's Official police with the dual tone finish and "Coltwood" stocks that are made of plastic that often shrinks. I would consider you paid about right.
 

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Carried a lot and coltwood stocks starting to shrink a tad ( lighting isn't that good). Probably a security guard weapon. Glare is making it difficult to see if front of frame exhibits same wear as barrel but cylinder has a lot of finish wear and scratches by release. At your price in, maybe a bit high but not overly so.
 

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Well I can't tell on the second letter looks to be the top of a "E" but that may just be what I want to see!! I guess I could get it lettered but probably would not increase the value that much.

I think I will take some good pics and list it for sale at about $375.00 I will take a bit of a loss but did okay on the other gun in the deal.
 
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