1941 LETTERED Engraved Mother-of-Pearl COLT OFFICERS MODEL .38 SPL Revolver
SHIPPED to YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO in 1941!
Here we present a Lettered Colt 3rd Issue Double Action Officer’s Model Revolver in .38 Special, manufactured in 1941 and shipped by itself to the Stambaugh-Thompson Hardware Company in Youngstown, Ohio. The letter lists this in .38 Colt but this is a typo and this revolver is actually in .38 Special. This Third Issue variant was introduced in 1927 and produced until 1949.
This revolver is very finely engraved throughout, featuring large, heavy flower blossoms with punch-dotted backgrounds. Leafy scrolls adorn the barrel surrounding the roll markings. The backstrap is diamond checkered, as is the face of the trigger, and the rear of the cylinder release. The grips are solid mother-of-pearl with the rampant Colt medallions set in. The sights are nice target types. This is a gorgeous gun with a fantastic action: very smooth and relatively easy double action, and a short, crisp single action.
In 1904, Colt manufactured their first medium frame double action revolver like the Colt Officer’s Model we have here. This was technically a variant of the original Colt New Army and Navy Series of 1892 to 1908. For 65 years they manufactured this handgun built on the “E” frame under several different names, one of them being the “Officer’s Model”. The Officer’s Model was the top of Colt’s revolver line as a target revolver until the introduction of the Colt Python in 1955 and in 1969 the Colt Officer’s Model was dropped from production.
The overall condition is very fine. The action is excellent. Both grips are in excellent shape remaining fiery in appearance! The bore is bright and reflective. A one-of-a-kind Colt Officer’s Model!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 5 inches.
Caliber: .38 Special
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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