1948 mfr. COLT 3rd Issue OFFICER’S MODEL TARGET .22 LR Rimfire Revolver C&R
Post-World War II Colt Target Revolver!
Here we present a C&R Colt Double Action 3rd Issue Officer’s Model Target Revolver manufactured in 1948 in Hartford, Connecticut. This Third Issue variant was introduced in 1927 and produced until 1949. 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”. Each one was manufactured first and foremost as a target revolver and specifically not as a general-use handgun. These revolvers were available in .22 long rifle, .32 Colt and .38 Special, though Colt dropped the .32 Long Colt chambering in 1940.
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 near fine. Original blue finish. The action remains in excellent condition. The bore is bright with sharp rifling. The grips are rampant colt marked and are solid.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 6 inches.
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
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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