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I had my wife, who has the eyesight of an eagle, help me look at every OMT listing on GunBroker. Almost every listing that said excellent condition had beginning of pitting, scratches, dings, etc. The actual mint examples were asking for closer to 2K. She said this one, which I placed on layaway from Legacy-collectables, was better than any of the listing on GB for similar price.
 

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The OMT is an iconic Colt wheelgun and that's a great specimen. Now, talk her into finding a nice .22 and a .32 OMT! :)
 

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Very nice looking Colt. Looks like you two done real good. Thanks for sharing it with us.
 
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I don't know a thing about these revolvers. Admitting my ignorance even further, I had to do a search to find out what "OMT" means. Yes, I know now. But anyway, I have to ask (without doing more searching, myself)...what kind of front sight is that? I take it it's factory? It looks to be adjustable for elevation, is that right? And what caliber is this one? It's a beautiful gun. Excellently photographed, by the way.

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The front sight is a Patridge sight. Looks like Partridge but with no r. I'll let other give the history on them. This OMT is a 38 special, I already have one in 22LR. I wish I could take credit for the pictures but they are taken by the seller.
 

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The front sight is a Patridge sight. Looks like Partridge but with no r. I'll let other give the history on them. This OMT is a 38 special, I already have one in 22LR. I wish I could take credit for the pictures but they are taken by the seller.
I'm familiar with Patridge sights, of course. All sorts of variations, just never seen one like that. Then again, I spent years learning about Smith & Wesson classic hand ejector revolvers. I should maybe have devoted more time to Colt things. Still don't know much about their revolvers...but it's never too late to learn, I hope...my primary interest being 1911s and all the variations thereof.
 

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Thanks. One day I wish to have an example from the high polish days. There is one on GB for $1400+ and the cylinder on that one is so-so. Looks like there aren't lots of 2nd issue OMT to be had in excellent condition, looks like there's more 3rd issues. Maybe just a time thing.
 

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Jimmy2Dogs, on the Colt Officers Model Target series guns, the rear sight is adjustable for windage by loosening a lock screw on the top of the sight blade and turning the screw on the right side of the frame in or out to move the blade, then tightening the set screw again. The front sight is adjustable for elevation by loosening a set screw, getting the blade where you want it and then tightening the set screw again.

They are not as easy to adjust as the later Coltmaster or Acrro sights, and don't have click adjustments but once zeroed for the range and load you use, present a very good sight picture. They sure worked well for the target shooters of the day.

Colt's offered different rear notch styles and different front blade types which were fairly easy to change depending upon the shooter's preferences but the factory default sights were a square notch rear and Patridge front.
 
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