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Went to the gun show!

Big Al1Big Al1 Senior MemberPosts: 7,823 Senior Member
And got an old hand gun!!

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I know, I pulled this trick last year! But I did get an old hand gun.
I got me a heater, a gat, watch out or I'll plug ya, ya dirty rat!!
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It's a 1927 vintage Colt Official Police in .32WCF (.32-20). I've been looking for one for a while to go with my 1889 Marlin in .32-20. There were venders from all over the south east, and the guy I bought it from lives two blocks from me! It's in original condition, just the way I like them.

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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I like it! Congrats :applause: :applause: :guns: :guns:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    My Official Police is a three digit SN# made in 1929/30 chambered in .22 lr.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    For some reason the cylinder looks huge. Like cartoonish. Good looking pistol anyway.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    http://proofhouse.com/colt/


    Colt models and MFR year by SN range.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    Very nice! For almost 90 years old it only show patina and no real wear at all! Real nice!
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,450 Senior Member
    You suck. Nice colt.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Man, Big Al has the luck of the Irish, he always comes up with a good gun find no matter where he goes.

    FLA to WI he seems to fall into guns.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    Oh man that is old.

    And really cool!
    From back in the days when cops walked a beat and some still kept em in the pockets a thier long coats outta sight.

    Break out your fedora.

    Edit
    V- spring:guns:
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,708 Senior Member
    Very interesting
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Man, Big Al has the luck of the Irish, he always comes up with a good gun find no matter where he goes.

    FLA to WI he seems to fall into guns.

    I'm thinking it's because he's always looking. Me, unless I want something specific I don't pay attention (Cheaper that way).

    Everything I have is more or less a grail gun to me or rather it's something I wanted Specifically. A few times I've gone to pawn shops and just looked at the rack and a couple of LGS too, but I have bought relatively few guns like that. I bought my 20 Ga Mossberg like that in my favorite LGS, but I had been thinking about buying a good used 20 Ga. anyway because I had a bunch of shells for it and I had lost my 20 Ga. in a divorce and this one was in really good shape, AND the price was right.

    Also, the donor action for my .250 Savage, a Howa 1500 which was at the time chambered in .22-250 was one I found in a pawn shop. But I had been going to that pawn shop looking for the perfect donor and and when I saw that one I knew that was it, the one I wanted. It was in great shape and the parent case for a .22-250 was the .250 Savage so what's not to love? That was a perfect acquisition. And it worked out great.

    But I don't go looking for guns unless I have something in particular in mind. If I did, I'd been broke a long time ago and all I would have left to my name would be about 5 safes full of guns. So it's better that I don't tempt myself by looking around.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • pjames777pjames777 Senior Member Posts: 1,419 Senior Member
    Congratulations. and you suck
  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 838 Senior Member
    That is very cool, you suck, the 32-20 and 25-20 are two cartridges that are really starting to interest me, and a 32-20 in a handgun is just beyond cool, I'd give my eye teeth to use that Colt on some high country hares or a few goats.
    As for this Marlin, a pic of the happy couple? :guns: :applause:
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,823 Senior Member
    waipapa13 wrote: »
    That is very cool, you suck, the 32-20 and 25-20 are two cartridges that are really starting to interest me, and a 32-20 in a handgun is just beyond cool, I'd give my eye teeth to use that Colt on some high country hares or a few goats.
    As for this Marlin, a pic of the happy couple? :guns: :applause:

    I'll have to take a few pics tomorrow.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,727 Senior Member
    I sold my OP. It was in mint condition in .38 Special; I think I posted pictures of it on this forum. Got some big $$$ for it. It had the large frame, almost the size of a python, in fact, the holster was a good fit with a python.

    Had wooden grips. Made in about 1930 or so, IIRC.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,708 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    And got an old hand gun!!

    ry%3D400

    .

    Saturday Night Special?
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,903 Senior Member
    Yup, you really suck
    I like old guns, and thats a nice one.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 7,396 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Saturday Night Special?

    ....................................................

    {walk away.... just walk away}
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,823 Senior Member
    After doing a little more research, I ID'd the pistol wrong, which with this model is easy to do. It's a commercial version of the New Army and Navy pistol. The ser# dates it at 1907. It later morphed into the Official Police in 1927 and remained in production until 1969.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    After doing a little more research, I ID'd the pistol wrong, which with this model is easy to do. It's a commercial version of the New Army and Navy pistol. The ser# dates it at 1907. It later morphed into the Official Police in 1927 and remained in production until 1969.

    I saw that on a Google look at SN# search/date made and wuz wondering..........man even better and worth more???? Makes it even more interesting.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,727 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    After doing a little more research, I ID'd the pistol wrong, which with this model is easy to do. It's a commercial version of the New Army and Navy pistol. The ser# dates it at 1907. It later morphed into the Official Police in 1927 and remained in production until 1969.

    Yeah, I wondered about that since my OP was a lot bigger-framed. It also had Official Police on the barrel.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,798 Senior Member
    You suck! Nice find.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,823 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Yep, I think it's next gen of mine. IIRC it's a late 1890s gun.

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    Nice!! Similar to my New Service in .455. Do you shoot it?? It's a .41, right??
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,823 Senior Member
    Notch's!! Cool! Hey, there was a vender at the gun show that specializes in odd ball ammo, they had everything, they might have your .41 Colt.

    Shadowsmith Ammo
    770-880-8998
    Cartersville Ga.
    [email protected]

    They are also on face book.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,144 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Don't be silly. It would be better to just convert that .41 to something easier to find ammo for. Like a .38 special.

    And ceracote it olive drab
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,823 Senior Member
    HERESY! People have been burned at the stake for less!!
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,689 Senior Member
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