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Old July 29, 2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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New Love -- I'm in the engagement period

I just fell in love with an older lady. My new love is a Colt Officer Model Special which Colt manufactured between 1949 and 1952. We entered our engagement period today, also known as a layaway, and expect to finalize things within 60 days. She's 98% or better with original grips, box, and factory target. She's good looking and silky smooth. Can't wait for the engagement period to end.
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Old July 29, 2013, 06:51 PM   #2
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Without pictures.... She doesn't exist.

Congrats on the new Colt, look forward to a few pictures and your range report.
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Old July 29, 2013, 10:56 PM   #3
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No photos is like a blowup doll gun!!!
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Old July 30, 2013, 01:21 AM   #4
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I had an Colt Officer's Model once. She was a tough one to repair but now she runs fine. Unfortunately, that horse left the stable.
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Old July 30, 2013, 01:42 PM   #5
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My Officers Model Special (serial no. 7866xx) was probably one of the last ones made (1951 as best I can determine). It makes a wonderful companion to my Smith & Wesson K-38 Masterpiece (Model 14) revolver and I still use both for the roles they were originally intended: Bullseye competition. Some Colt collectors dub the Special disparagingly the "Ugly Duckling" when compared to the Officers Model Match, due to its untapered bull barrel (as opposed to the Match's slightly, but admittedly, more graceful taper).
When compared to my K-38, my Officers Special has a very slightly, lighter sa trigger pull; maybe a half pound difference if that means anything to anyone. I do much prefer the Smith's (and the Officers Match, for that matter) adjustable rear sight to the "Coltmaster" unit that the Special came with.
I installed a set of Python grips on my Special.
After the engagement ends, KyJim, you're in for a very Special honeymoon.
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Old July 30, 2013, 10:02 PM   #6
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Some Colt collectors dub the Special disparagingly the "Ugly Duckling" when compared to the Officers Model Match, due to its untapered bull barrel (as opposed to the Match's slightly, but admittedly, more graceful taper).
Well, I already have the Officers Model Match. I'm hoping there's no jealousy since I'm bringing in an "ugly" gun. But, to me, it's a beauty. According to Proofhouse, mine was built in 1950.


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A little wait will make it that much sweeter.
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