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Colt Officer's Model Match

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Post by Tim:H11 12/3/2015, 8:59 pm

Does anyone still use this revolver for either center fire or distinguished revolver? I know it's kind of old school but can shoot a revolver half way decent out the gate. Also can anyone speak to how much one today would cost?
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Post by Wobbley 12/3/2015, 10:12 pm

An OMM in good condition should set you back between 750 and 950 or so.  They are excellent revolvers but the 586 S&W is equally as good.  As is the K38.
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Post by Tim:H11 12/3/2015, 10:43 pm

If the rear sight was replaced with an aftermarket adjustable would it still qualify for DR? I found one in decent shape, can tell it's been shot, character wear, for $500. Might need to find a new home for my S&W M19 to get the Colt.
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Post by Wobbley 12/4/2015, 12:30 am

For DR has to be original but the replacement rear sight may have been a factory option.  What are the markings on the sight?
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Post by Tim:H11 12/4/2015, 9:19 am

The rear sight looks like it could be a Millett. I only have pictures to go off of it's an out of state buy.
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Post by RGK 12/4/2015, 10:51 pm

Put an Elliason on it and you'll be good to go. Factory option. 
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Post by Tim:H11 12/5/2015, 10:06 pm

What was the bullet weight and design choice for the OMM and what was the same for the K38? How did the two revolvers compare? I've been doing a lot of shopping and Im not sure which to get. I've been told the Colt was more accurate, but I'm torn on the K38 because I've already got a K22 and a pair would be nice.
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Post by dronning 12/5/2015, 10:41 pm

Remember for DR matches 
(e) Ammunition- Any safe .38 caliber ammunition using the 158 grain round nose or Semi-Wadcutter bullet only.
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Post by Chris Miceli 12/5/2015, 10:51 pm

I will help yoy decide get the k38 it was designed for the 158 lrn.... so I was told. You can always get the target trigger and hammers .500 in wide like I got and fancy VZ grips.  I have the 14-3 wish I had a 14 with a full underling ( I think they look better). 

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Post by Tim:H11 12/5/2015, 10:59 pm

Aside from DR - if I were to use the revolver for a center fire agg, is the Colt designed to shoot a different bullet more accurately than the 158?
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Post by Chris Miceli 12/5/2015, 11:17 pm

Shoot the k38 with 148 hbwc for centerfire if you want. If your goal is just to go DR I would find some ammo that works for it. A thread is open on it.

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Post by Jack H 12/5/2015, 11:38 pm

The most accurate gun I ever shot was the Colt 38 OMM. 

Compare OMM and K38 assuming good condition and target configuration
accuracy = OMM
Trigger = OMM
Thumbing single action = K38
Availability, parts and service = K38
IMO
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Post by Ghillieman 12/6/2015, 2:29 pm

I shoot a Colt Officers Model Match 6". Very accurate with every thing I've shot through it. It has a faster twist rate than S&W revolvers so it's better with heavy bullets, ie. 158gr. I looked at a lot of guns before I bought the one I have. What sold me was it had the best trigger and the easiest hammer to cock. But if you can swing it, the real treat would be a Colt Diamondback 6" in 38!
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Post by Wobbley 12/6/2015, 3:55 pm

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Post by Tim:H11 12/8/2015, 12:39 pm

Is this a legal DR replacement rear sight?

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/840433/kensight-adjustable-rear-sight-elliason-cut-steel-black-square-blade-fully-serrated
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