This Colt was produced in 1910 and shipped in 1913. The pistol’s serial number is 318073. It has the standard 6 inch target barrel chambered for the 38 Special. The Factory letter states that this pistol was sent to Sears Roebuck & Company; Chicago Illinois On June 23rd 1913. The factory engraving is of the “A” style of engraving. This Colt has seen service wear and use. I was told that this pistol was used by a Oklahoma Sherriff. I purchased this Colt in a Pawn shop in Oklahoma in 2000. The action works great with no problems. The crane locks up tight with very little play. The bore and chambers are in bright minty condition. The sights are original to this pistol. The Grips are original to this Colt but uniserial numbered. The grips are in very fine condition. The checkering is sharp with no flattening of the points. The nitre blued parts retain 90% of the original finish The original bluing would rate a 86% overall condition. Most of the loss is from holster wear. The engraving is sharp and clear. There is no engraving loss or wear. The engraving is really pleasing and tasteful. There were very few Officers Model Target revolvers ever engraved by Colt’s. This is one of the very few that were done by Colt!
Curio&Relic H.L.V. Private (9) F. No. 564 -21
For those folks that do not know me yet, I’m very hard of hearing on the phone. Therefore when you would call me, I will pick up the phone and tell you that I will call you right back. I have caller ID just so that you know, the reason for that is I cannot use a regular phone. I have to switch over to what is called a voice carry over phone. When I call you back you will hear my voice in our conversation, an operator will type your conversation to me on my phone view screen. With me reading what you are saying to me saves me a lot of confusion for me mishearing words.
I do want to talk to you and answer your questions without mistakes or miscommunications. This system works pretty good, so please be willing to be patient with my hearing loss.
My wife Marcia has fine hearing on the phone and is quite knowledgeable about firearms and is very able to help you over the phone.