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Lot 3614: "ALTON P.D." Marked Colt Official Police Revolver

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Colt Official Police Double Action Revolver with "ALTON P.D." Police Marking, Box, and Factory Letter

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Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,700

Colt Official Police Double Action Revolver with "ALTON P.D." Police Marking, Box, and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Official Police
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 Colt Special
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Views: 221
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 282
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The included factory letter confirms the current caliber, barrel length, and finish (grips not listed) when it was shipped to Shapleigh Hardware Co. of St. Louis, MO, on August 24th, 1933. The butt of the revolver is hand marked "ALTON P.D.", this is likely a marking for the city of Alton, IL just north of St. Louis. Includes the original box with Alton Police label. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 97% plus original blue finish with faint cylinder drag line and minor handling evidence. The wood is very fine with light edge wear and sharp checkering. The box is very good with moderate wear and tape repair. Mechanically excellent.



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