CHICAGO POLICE DEPT COLT “Official Police” .38 Special C&R Revolver CPD
c1939 mfr. WWII Era Revolver Used by LE
Here we present a C&R Chicago Police Department Colt Official Police Double Action Revolver, made in 1939 by the Colt Manufacturing Company with a production run from 1907 through 1969 in Hartford, Connecticut with over 1,000,000 revolvers built. This example is marked “C.P.D.” on the butt, for the Chicago Police Department.
In 1908 Colt introduced a sleek and modernized double action revolver they dubbed the “Army Special”, which in the powerful (for the time) and popular .38 Special quickly became the issue service revolver of many departments. The revolver was renamed “Colt’s Official Police” in 1927 in order to better market to law enforcement agencies. It became one of the best-selling police firearms of all time, eventually in the 1950s coming to exemplify typical law enforcement officer weaponry. The Official Police was also used by various U.S. and allied military forces during World War II.
The overall condition is very good. Original blued finish on the barrel, cylinder, and trigger, the frame has a mix of patina and cold blue. The rampant colt trademark is still clear on the left side of the frame. Holster wear on the barrel and cylinder. The action is excellent with a smooth double action pull with a short, crisp, light pull in single action; lockup is excellent. The bore is bright with great rifling. The grips are old replacements that are solid. Numbers on the frame and crane match.
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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