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My name is Tom and I am new to this forum. I have 4 Colt Revolvers and 2 semi autos. I joined because one of my friends has an older .38 Official Police. He was wondering when it was made and what it's value.
Colt Official Police 6 inch barrel. The marking on the barrel has
Colt Official .38
Police
With the Official police centered between the Colt and the .38.
Serial number is 670XXX with a
V below it.
Bluing is pretty good but there is some muzzle wear and a bit on the left side of the barrel is thin. On the but it is stamped MSG. Not the backstrap. Walnut checkered grips with Colt medallion in very good shape.
It was sold to him many years ago as being from the Maine State Police. I do not have any pictures at this time but will try to get some.

Any info would be helpful.

Thanks
Tom

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Welcome to the Forum from (northern) South Texas!
The serial number links sublimert70 are a good place to start.
If your friend wants some additional information, he can order an archive letter that will give shipping location and date, original configuration as it left the factory and, if requested, date of manufacture.

Colt Archive Properties, LLC - Home (coltarchives.com)
 

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My name is Tom and I am new to this forum. I have 4 Colt Revolvers and 2 semi autos. I joined because one of my friends has an older .38 Official Police. He was wondering when it was made and what it's value.
Colt Official Police 6 inch barrel. The marking on the barrel has
Colt Official .38
Police
With the Official police centered between the Colt and the .38.
Serial number is 670XXX with a
V below it.
Bluing is pretty good but there is some muzzle wear and a bit on the left side of the barrel is thin. On the but it is stamped MSG. Not the backstrap. Walnut checkered grips with Colt medallion in very good shape.
It was sold to him many years ago as being from the Maine State Police. I do not have any pictures at this time but will try to get some.

Any info would be helpful.

Thanks
Tom

My Colts not including my SP1.
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Welcome to the COLT Forum from the Cradle Of Liberty...Pennsylvania !!



Enjoy Our Community Sir...and that's a fine looking group of Colt firearms you've got there.

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Thanks for the welcome and comment on my Colts. I am more of a S&W revolver guy but I don't badmouth Colts.
I got my first as a 21st birthday present to myself. That would be the Satin Nickel Commander. That would be almost 47 years now.

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Welcome to the Forum from (northern) South Texas!
The serial number links sublimert70 are a good place to start.
If your friend wants some additional information, he can order an archive letter that will give shipping location and date, original configuration as it left the factory and, if requested, date of manufacture.

Colt Archive Properties, LLC - Home (coltarchives.com)
Thanks for the info. I had found the date of manufacture but was not sure about it. After looking at the Colt Properties it had the same year as what I got.
I do not think that the owner is really interested in a letter on the pistol. He is 81. He is more interested in what he could sell it for.
Tom
 
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