Colt
Officers Model Target - 3rd Issue    .38 Spl.
6", Blued, very clean, crisp Colt DA
Estimated Year: 1938      Estimated value: $1,200.00
Here is a very nice gun that has been used but cared for. This one has a small chip from its left grip panel toe, and shows a little surface wear. Notice this one has more of a matte finish than the Colts made before about 1917, which was a more mirror-like finish. The hammer and trigger are both polished and checkered, the backstrap is checkered. Sights are adjustable. Last patent date is October 5, 1926. A very nice piece that rates about 97% condition. These have had very strong collector interest in recent years, appreciating about 80% between 2002 and 2013. This one needs more research to determine in what year it was made/shipped.