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Interesting Officers Model \"tidbit\" in 4/52 A.R.

Picked up a couple of old Amer. Rifleman to read in the car,while wife hit a few yard sales today. Other than these,nothing of interest to me in the rest of the sales-not even any "eye candy in halter tops/shorts".

Announcment that in very late 1951 Colt started to put their NEW wide Target Hammer in the Officers Model Specials(this agrees with the BOCFA!). Price would remain same at $75.00-and hammer was available,as a separate part for $6.75-and would "fit" the pre war guns too.

Of course this was continued on the O.M. Match which began production in late 52' or so.

Just another thing to "confuse" us half a century later.

Kleins ad in the same mag;; for Webleys Mk.VI's converted to .45 acp.,British Contract New Services ditto from the .455,and Colt Official Polices for the Brits. in .38/200(.38 S&W) were reamed to .38 Special. I WON'T give you the prices!! Back then I got 50 cents a week allowance from my parents,and 36 cents from my grandad-amount for Sat. movies and food-and I earned it all.

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Back then I got 50 cents a week allowance from my parents,and 36 cents from my grandad-amount for Sat. movies and food-and I earned it all.

Bud

[/ QUOTE ]bud, you are a little older than me but that brings back some memories. i got .25 a week from my granny, which i used to buy 5 packs of bb`s. in season you could pick strawberries for a lady down the road at .5 per qt. again for bb`s. man it sure was hard walking by the coke machine{in the hot summer} in the store to get them bb`s but hey i could barely sqeeze by 7 days on 5 packs /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

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Everyone is aware that a LOT of Switchin' N' Swappin' goes on with Colt grips, but the same thing happens with Target hammers.

It's not at all unusual to see a Colt with a Target hammer that was robbed off another Colt, or a Colt that SHOULD have a Target hammer that has something else.

A lot of this goes on just before a gun gets sold or traded off.
Why let those nice Target grips, or a Target hammer go with the gun, when you could switch them with something you're planning to keep?

This is why you'll see guns like old model Troopers and 357's with Target hammers they weren't shipped with, and why incredibly, you'll occasionally see a Colt Python with a Service hammer and/or grips.

I've also seen Diamondbacks with Detective Special hammers, and Detective Specials with Diamondback hammers.

Ala-man left, change partners (and hammers and grips) dosey-do.......
 

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Have done quite a bit of "switching" hammers/triggers on my N Frame S&Ws-ever see a 38/44 H.D.,Post war,with target hammer,or an M-58 .41 Mag with target hammer/trigger? That's the way I "like em"-just hope I have "time" to get 'em back "stock" before I die.

Two O.P.s wear Target Hammers,the 4" 1952 is my "answer" to NYPDs Jimmy Cirillos M-10 HB with a target hammer(Thats if the perps were still standing after several blasts from sawed off 12 gauges.) Head shots easier in the S.A. mode. Jim and his partner were "stakeout specialists" in usually liquor stores in hi crime areas,where well armed holdup men frequented. They "watched" behind a one way mirror-until it was "time"(customers/clerks out of line of fire!). ACLU would NOT appreove of these "tactics" /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Sorry for the sidetrack. Just got an Officers .22 hammer that is going on a post war 6" O.P.

Bud
 
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