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I have a very nice .22 Officers Model Special. The muzzle is "in the white". Is this something a previous owner did or did it come from Colt this way. I also have a .38spl Officers Model Special and the muzzle is blued. Saw a recent post about a OMM .22 that also had the muzzle in the white. Both .22s were from the early 50s.
 

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That was Colt's post-war finish, known as the Colt "Duo-tone" blue.
The sides of the frame and outer diameter of the cylinder are in polished blue, the flutes of the cylinder and the edges of the frame and trigger guard are bead blasted flat black.
The end of the muzzle was left "in the white".

This finish was used on most Colt revolvers until the later 1950's, when Colt went back to full polish blue.
 
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