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March 02, 2015, 00:53
Recently we had to travel to Indiana for a memorial service for my cousin. After the service my wife and I went to Chicago and spent the day and night with friends. On the way home I forced my wife to go to the Hammond Indiana Cabela's with me - so I could see first hand, what was in their gun library...I was not disappointed; and settled on a 1936 Vintage (although you can't tell from the looks of it) Colt Officer's Model Target .38 Special, 6" Heavy Barrel. It has a set of Sanderson Stocks on it as well. It will go nicely with the Smith and Wesson Pre-Model 17, 5 Screw K22, 6" that I recently bought as well; and I am planning do to a side by side shooting comparison between the S&W and the Colt .22 lr Officer's Model Target that I already have...Here they are:

Colt .38 Special Officers Model Target (circa 1936)

Smith and Wesson Pre-Model 17 .22 LR K-22

Colt .22 LR Officers Model Target (circa 1948)

Retired Bum
March 02, 2015, 02:48
That is one very fine looking Colt OMM target revolver.

In my safe resides a trio of S&W target revolvers. A 6 inch Model 17 K22 Masterpiece, a 6 inch Model 14 K38 Masterpiece, and a 6.5 inch Model 25-2 .45 1955 Target. Back in the day before wearing bi-focals became mandatory for me I shot this trio in local bulls eye matches. I competed against other shooters who used auto pistols and managed to hold my own against them. But aging eyes put an end to that. Now the three just get wiped down several times a year with a silicone cloth. Getting old sucks.....

And so it goes.

The Retired One

March 02, 2015, 09:30
Very nice revolvers. I, too, battle with the old eyes and have had many a Smith and Colt Match gun. I have been, for the last year or so, selling off the guns because they just don't get shot, only occasionally wiped down.


March 02, 2015, 09:39
Good looking guns!

Get out there and shoot some matches with those things before the last bullseye pistol match is a thing of the past.

Them young 'uns look at those guns and all they can think of is "can't afford it!" "What's it for?" and "Fudd."

March 08, 2015, 12:10
Great looking revolvers! That .38 is something else. I really like it. Nice find!