Colt Official Police

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The Official Police was manufactured between 1927 to 1969 of fine carbon steel, with bright royal Colt blued as well as nickel plated finishes, and was offered in 4”, 5”, and 6” barrels. It was manufactured in a variety of calibers including .22 LR, .32-20 , .41 Long Colt, and .38 Special. Colt produced over 400,000 revolvers, the Official Police ranks as one of the most successful and well-liked handguns ever made. During World War II the Colt Official Police became the Colt Commando for use by US Government Agencies and for Lend Lease. The most famous agency to use the Colt Commando was the OSS which became the CIA.


Colt Official Police

Colt Official Police
Colt Official Police - 4" Barrel
Colt Official Police - 5" Barrel
Colt Official Police Revolver - .38 Special. This is the actual screen used Colt Official Police revolver carried and fired by Robert Stack in the television series Untouchables, The (1959)
Colt Official Police with semi round front sight post - .38 special.


  • Calibers: .22 Long Rifle, .32-20, .38 Special, .41 Long Colt
  • Length:
  • Barrel Length: 4.00 inches, 5.00 inches, 6.00 inches,

The Colt Official Police appears in the following movies, TV shows, and video games:



Colt Commando

Colt Commando - 2" Barrel

The Colt Commando was the military's adopted version of the Colt Official Police. The Commando was parkerized and outfitted with plain grips or subdued grips with the Colt logo in the plastic. It was issued during World War 2 to governmental agencies not involved directly in the frontline fighting.


  • Calibers: .38 Special
  • Length:
  • Barrel Length: 2.00 inches, 4.00 inches, 5.00 inches,

The Colt Commando appears in the following movies, TV shows, and video games:


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