Have any of you owned a Colt Official Police 22 revolver? I have the option to buy a 6” barrel version in excellent condition. It’s mid 60’s production. What are some opinions on this revolver?
No box or papers, and minus the original grips. It does have the rare hard chrome finish though. Original grips are easy to find online.Congrats on your possibility. Any of the older Colts in 90%+ NRA condition would be a great catch. Also, prices have gone nuts on the Snake Colts from the 1950 to when production stopped. A 22 LR would have its own following.
Makes me really regret selling a 1911 Colt 45acp that only cost $190 at the time....1972. Or the many Pythons I passed on when I was an FFL. Jeez, who would thought a $300 Python would go for $2300+ now.
Might also check the Blue Book for ball park price ranges.........btw, if with original box and papers....very choice.
It has the hard chrome finish which is pretty rare. Hard chrome is much tougher than nickel, and very rust resistant. I’ve got a Tokarev that’s hard chromed and it’s an extremely hard finish. I’m gonna check it out Wednesday and I’ll report back.If the Nickel finish really flawless, it would still be a great buy.
Nickel pistols look like a million dollars........until they get scratched.
Then it's like a pretty girl with a big herpes cold sore....gag