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Of all the Colts I've owned over the years, all have departed except this one.
It's a 1936 Officers Model Heavy Barrel .38 special with its ancient Sanderson target stocks.
I take it to the range almost every week, and its accuracy never ceases to amaze me.
Perfectly balanced, locks up like a vise, easy-to-see sights...what's not to like?
It eats a steady diet of 148gr. wadcutters, and among the guns I shoot regularly, it's number one of my 'top three'.
Don
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Very nice classic Colt! It's a good looking revolver and the stocks look as comfortable as a pair of favorite blue jeans. I've never experienced any of the old time thumb rest target stocks and would like to spend some time with a revolver so equipped.

Do you like Bullseye with your wadcutters or Win 231?

Here's a Officer's Model Match circa 1957 (the year I was born) and a target shot from a rest at 25 yards using mixed brass, 158 grain SWCs, and a medium charge of Unique. I was impressed as this is only my general purpose .38 Special plinking load and not some carefully prepared stuff. The revolver is as you describe yours.



My long nosed Smith & Wesson Model 14 took care of me with this group for an internet forum "postal match" a few years back.


Our own forum member Erich awarded me the nice knife as a prize. I have to tell on myself as I managed to cut the top of my left thumb with it within 15 seconds of opening his mailed package.
 

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Those are some very nice looking Colts, guys!

Don, that's pretty impressive to be the last of all the Colt's you've had.. that speaks volumes to me!
 
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