So the barrels are the same, but for the roll stamp, on the Officers Model Heavy Barrel and Officers Model Target? I have an OM Heavy Barrel and it's barrel appears to be exactly the same profile & shape as the one i saw roll stamped "Target".Starting in 1935 Colt began offering the Officer's Model Target with a heavy barrel.
Same gun, just different weight barrels.
No sir, the heavy barrel IS a different barrel. Markings were inconsistent but the heavy barrel didn't have the noticeable "step" that the target barrel has.Ok, so the 38sp barrels marked, with the "Heavy Barrel" or "Target" roll stamp, were the same same barrel. The only difference was the roll stamp.