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Old 02-09-2020, 11:39 AM
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I wanted to label this thread as a "pair of kings" but if the word Colt is before it, than label would seem a little misleading as in king cobras. Anyhow I feel my Colt officers model collection with the one in .38 the other in .22, as complete. Finding one in .32 with King sights would be way too expensive. I think the pre war models with King modifications are at the zenith of Colt crafstmanship. For Colt ran into financial troubles just after ww2 well before S&W did in the 70's- and were sold off to bean counters and the old world hand craftsmanship fell out of favor for the all mighty dollar and new ways for both companies to pump out revolvers designed to be cheaper and faster produced. Dont get me wrong as both companies still had some very fine products well into the 80's. I have many more S&W revolvers than Colt and purchasing these 2 recently reminded me why I like to collect S&W more than Colt. I got lucky these 2 are still in time and still function perfectly but have both seen plenty of use in their day. If function checks on Colts do not pass then the process of getting parts and getting Colts working correctly again is much harder than getting an old S&W revolver back into working order. This pair will now live the good life only being shot occasionally and be well taken care of. Just wanted to share these with all my S&W forum freinds. Thanks for any commentaries.
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Nice pair of Colts!

And I agree with the statement on Colt repairs, "... much harder than getting an old S&W revolver back into working order."
I have a Detective Special that has a timing issue I need to get fixed.

I think that those of us that appreciate the craftsmanship and expertise of old school revolvers are becoming fewer as time passes.

I hope you do shoot them and maybe take a young person with you when you do. Those should be tack drivers with those King sights and the right ammo!
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Beautiful Colts....love my OMM and OMS also....IMHO, buy them in time, shoot conservative ammo and be it as it may! mine get shot
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Very nice pair of Colts. I don't have an example of either one, but I do have your missing link. Here is the .32, which I know I overpaid for. I basically traded a standard .32 OMT mint in the box with tools for it, but figured I'd never find another one.

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Only thing that could make those two any better would be some Ropers.

That 22 would get shot.
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Awesome pair Colts revolvers.
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Thatís an outstanding pair of Colts, I know youíll enjoy shooting them. I shoot this .32 Officers Model regularly. It has a Roper front sight, the rear sight is probably a Roper as well and I havenít been able to identify the hammer. Sanderson grips top it off. The target shooters of yesteryear obviously put a lot of time, effort and money into these Colts. Thanks for posting yours.
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