Colt Official Police - .38 Special, 98%, IVORY GRIPS, vintage firearms inc
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Category: Colt Revolvers - Official Police - Colt Revolvers - Double Action Pre-War
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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Number of Active Listings: 136
Total Number of Listings: 2273
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, check, certified funds, wire transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)
General Specs: Colt, Year 1930, .38 Special
Serial Number: 583453
The Colt revolvers that preceded the Python have gained serious interest from Colt collectors and shooter all across the country. Early models in high original factory condition are bringing premiums. This Colt Official Police, sn583453 shipped in 1930, is in remarkable factory condition with only slight wear at the muzzle and hard edges. The gun has added interest as it has genuine ivory grips and has an inscription on the right-hand side of the frame that reads “In Appreciation to Jerome C. Looney From A Century of Progress”. The inscription refers to the 1933, 1934 Chicago World’s Fair. I have not been able to find out who Mr. Looney was, but apparently he was part of theanization, advertising, design, or who-knows-what else. The contribution he made was awarded with a fine Colt handgun is what we do know. Hopefully the new owner finds out that the man was famous and important and has a treasure in hand. This Colt retains 98%-99% factory original blue throughout, with no wear to the front or back strap or trigger, perfect bore and screws, likely holstered and never really shot much. The grips are genuine ivory grips that were put on the gun sometime in the last 88 years it has been around. This would be a great and affordable edition to any fine collection of Colts, and will certainly go up in value as high-condition early production Colts become more and more scarce. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 5"
Bores: perfect; strong rifling
% Blue: 98%
Action: tight; timed
Trigger Type: clean; crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 99%
Type: ivory grips
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $45.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
Call to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.