What revolver did police use to carry?

The Colt Official Police is a medium frame, double-action revolver with a six-round cylinder, primarily chambered for the . 38 Special cartridge, and manufactured by the Colt’s Manufacturing Company….

Colt Official Police
Feed system six round cylinder
Sights Fixed iron: Blade front, V-notch rear

How much is an old Colt 38 Special worth?

Value: $560. Our second “What’s It Worth” entry—courtesy of the Blue Book of Gun Values—is a Colt Cobra 38 special revolver.

Is the Colt Police Positive a good gun?

38 Colt Police Positive proved to be an ideal carry gun or backup gun to a larger-caliber Colt single action. With an overall length of 8½ inches and an unloaded weight of just 20 ounces, it was a relatively lightweight pistol to carry in a belt holster or slip into a coat pocket.

How many Colt Commando 38 Special were used in WW2?

Approximately 1,800 Colt Commando .38 Special revolvers were issued to air crews in the Navy early in World War II.

What happened to the Colt Commando?

This batch of new Colt Commandos, still boxed in Cosmoline, was placed on sale as surplus by the Alabama National Guard. The Colt Commando was produced during wartime for the sake of both manufacturing expediency and cost reduction in a booming rearmament economy.

What was the serial number of the first Colt Commando?

These production requisites hastened the development of the initial Commando prototype, which was shipped by CMC to the War Department on September 21, 1942, with an Official Police serial number 717520. At the War Department, a Captain Baker approved of the Colt Commando prototype.

What kind of barrel does a Colt Official Police come in?

The Official Police was machined of fine carbon steel, with bright royal Colt blued as well as nickel-plated finishes, and was offered in 4, 5 and 6 inches (100, 130 and 150 mm) barrels.