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Colt .38 Special Official Police 1942 WWII Era VG-Excellent 4 inch Blue & Walnut CT Governor Templeton’s Special Order Revolver with Colt Factory Letter

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Colt .38 Special Official Police 1942 WWII Era VG-Excellent 4 inch Blue & Walnut CT Governor Templeton’s Special Order Revolver with Colt Factory Letter  Guns > Pistols > Colt Double Action Revolvers- Modern

This revolver came to us from its original domicile in Connecticut, quite likely the first time it crossed the State Line since it left Hartford. Model is Official Police. For basics, this is an I-frame Colt, same action as the legendary Python. Type is traditional single- and double action revolver, blue steel, 4 inch medium barrel; square notch rear sight and round blade front sight; capacity 6 rounds of .38 Special cartridges; checkered face service trigger and .275 spurred service hammer; weight empty 36.6 ounces. Grips are original factory issue Walnut service size. On this specimen, Surface detractions are minimal, as the photos show. Grips have full nickel on the screw, escutcheon, and logo plates. Pressure marks to the grips are minimal, mostly along the butt edge. We detect a half dozen or so small etchy spots on the left side of the frame and on the cylinder surfaces. Muzzle, cylinder edges, and some of the frame edges show faint amounts of whitening. We rate this revolver as Very Good, perhaps even Excellent, 85 to 90 percent vicinity by our estimate. Photos, at any rate, ought to suffice for our distinguished shoppers to judge finish grade for themselves. It is certainly excellent mechanically; bore, cylinder chambers, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent. Blast effect to the under side of the frame top strap is minimal, only a faint shallow streak that traverses about half the width of the top strap. This revolver has not been fired very many times, and certainly not with +P ammunition. Cylinder times correctly in all six positions on both double and single action. On single action, the hammer travels an additional 5 to 15 degrees on all six after the cylinder times. I frame Colts like this one, of course, time with the trigger before the break on double action. Lateral play to the cylinder is negligible with the trigger relaxed; and there is no lateral play whatsoever to the cylinder when the trigger is fully depressed. Bore, mechanism and cylinder chambers are all bright, clean, and excellent. Our archivists in Hartford confirm that this revolver shipped to the C.A. Templeton Company in Waterbury on January 30, 1942. Mr. Templeton was the son of a distinguished Veteran of the Grand Army of the Republic. A devout Republican, C.A. Templeton served in the Connecticut State Senate, then as Lieutenant Governor, and as Governor of the State of Connecticut from 1923 until 1925. He then served as a Hardware and Arms dealer until his retirement in 1948, and this revolver was a specimen of Governor Templeton’s stock in trade. We’re offering this attractive, eminently serviceable, and historic Colt Official Police for only $ 759.00. Not transferable to civilian non-dealers in Massachusetts. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Grips, Magazines, slings, holsters, scopes, mounts, parts & most any small light items, entire accessory orders only $10.00 total shipping no matter how many a person buys. $10.00 for an entire order, Not $10.00 per item or anything of the sort. $20 Flat Fee on magazine orders to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, and gun parts to PR civilians must ship to an FFL. Magazines and any small light non-gun items ride free with ammo orders. We accept checks with no more than 7 days hold. GA Pay, MC, Visa, Discover phone- or fax-in 7 3 1 9 8 9 4 7 2 3 orders, USPS Money Order items shipped ASAP please put your full information, venue number, and what the item is on any messages. Internet phone hours 8:00 – 5:00 CST Mon – Fri. Robertson Trading Post 117 Front Street PO Box 365 Henderson, Tennessee 38340. We buy, sell, and trade. Always have, since 1952.

$10.00 total for an entire order lower 48. for any combination of small light items. $20 to AK, HI, or PR. Grips Magazines & all small items ride free with Gun or Ammo shipments. We Buy, Sell, or Trade. We always have.

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Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Caliber: .38 Special
Location: TN
Item #: 996249120
Stock No.: HG7409

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