SOLD - Rare Colt Commando Revolver - 2 Inch Barrel

Type: Commando
Maker: Colt
Caliber: .38 Spl
Condition: ~92%
Bore: 9.5/10
Year: ~1942
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7/15/21 - This is a rare, original Colt Commando with two inch barrel, made in 1942. From Charles Pate's book on World War II handguns, “…two-inch Commandos were for intelligence and plain clothes military personal.” He also states, “Only 3,450 revolvers were originally shipped to the military with two-inch barrels. These revolvers may be identified by their round front sight and the long company name marking with a ‘CONN’ (rather than ‘CT’) abbreviation for Connecticut. Several thousand four-inch Commandos were converted to two-inch after the war. These revolvers have the later ramp sight and the short company name." This example is one of the original revolvers that was shipped with the two inch barrel. The finish is original and rates at 90+% with most of the finish loss on the cylinder, and a little more on the forward edges of the frame. Flaming bomb proof on frame. Terrific bore. Excellent grips with only minor handling wear.
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Condition ~92%
Bore 9.5/10
Maker Colt
Year ~1942
Type Commando
Caliber .38 Spl