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I just bought a 6" .22LR Colt Official Police in excellent condition (no box) for $265. I'm not really wondering if it was a good buy or not as it was "one I could not resist." I'm not sure it has ever been shot but I'm getting ready to do so.

I am interested in finding out the date of mfg. if some can please provide it. Last date on top of barrel is "Oct 5 1926." serial number is 11272.

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d-b68...thanks for the info. It really is a tight group shooter and looks good along with my 6" OP .38 spec.

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C&L....... Looks like you got a pretty good deal on that gun too. Depending on condition, I've seen them go for upward of $500, so you did OK, even though I know that was not your priority. Good going, you have a fine piece there
 

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FYI....

As I understand things, the "Oct 5, 1926" date was the date of patent issuance on a new (at that time) process for heat treating/hardening steel which process Colt used on its handguns through the 1940's into the mid-50's when new advances in metallurgy superceded the earlier process.
 

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OK...thanks, that's an interesting bit of info. I like the patent dates on the older Colts and Smiths.

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