Colt Third Issue Heavy Barrel Officers Model 38 Revolver (C17660)
This Third Issue Heavy Barrel 38 Special Colt Officers Model is circa 1935. The 6" barrel has an excellent bore with bright, strong rifling. The very scarce heavy barrel was made from 1935 to the early 1940s in 38 caliber only. The left side of the barrel is marked COLT OFFICERS over MODEL followed by 38 over *HEAVY BARREL*. The last patent date on the top of the barrel is OCT. 5. 1926. The gun retains approx. 99% blue. The edges of the hammer and the top strap are a non reflective blue. The hammer sides are bright. The back strap and trigger face are checkered. The checkered wood grips with Colt medallion are excellent with no cracks or dhips. The action functions correctly. Don"t miss this scarce Heavy Barrel Officers Model!