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Officer\'s Model DOB

Need help with dating an Officer's Model 38 Special. Serial # is 326150. Appreciate a birthdate from someone who has a good reference book.
 

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Ira thanks for the DOB. Recently put a 6" new barrel on it and it shoots a mild 38 load with good precision. The downfall is seeing those tiny sights. It's not a target model, at least it isn't now.
 

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Re: Officer\'s Model DOB

Bromco45-Officers Models DID(All of 'em) have Target Sights. The ones built from 1905,or so,up to World War Two,had windage adjusted with the rear sight,elevation by the front sight. One built in 1911,without them,would be the "Army Special" model. If there is just a "groove" in the top strap for a rear sight,it was not built as an Officers Model. What was the front sight like on the original barrel and on the "new one" you installed? Bud
 

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My screw up. New to Colt revolvers beyond D Frames, and shaky on some of those.

It's not an Officer's Model and I apologize it appears to be an Official Police. Bought the gun with a reblue and serial # taken from inside the cylinder crane. No other numbers on gun. Only marking on bbl was 38 Special and it has a half moon front sight that was soldered on from previous bbl. The rear sight is a fixed groove like what's on a Model P Colt.
 
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