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Recently bought a pre-war Official Police, or thought I did, in 32-20.
It`s an old reblue, so not much collector value, and I didn`t pay much for it.
Finally got around to looking up the serial number in my handy little Wilson pocketbook.
Wrong serial number range (unless the little blue Colt`s Dates of Manufacture is wrong)
Serial number is 4734xx.
Possibly an Army Special rebarreled with an Official Police barrel?
Frame seems identical to my 1926 Army Special.
My late 60s Official Police 38 has a different top strap from these guns. I`ve seen
quite a few pre and post war Official Police revolvers, but can`t recall if there was any difference in the frames of the older ones and newer ones.
 

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Yeah Mike,that serial# puts it a few years too early,even to be a "transition gun". Gun makers were not prone to throw away parts,and would use up frames,barrels,etc.The Army Specials had a smooth top strap,not "stippled" & dull like the Official Polices. I have a 32/20 Army Special,and it is an excellent shooter.Good Luck and enjoy! Bud
 
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