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kahrcarrier
01-29-2012, 13:43
I ran across this little gem at the LGS a couple of weeks ago........

Colt Detective Special, never fired, with original box and paperwork. As new condition, nothing but a small turn line on the cylinder.

It was too sweet to leave, so I brought it home. It's never been shot or carried, but I intend to remedy that.
Ordered a holster from TT Gunleather for it.


http://i42.tinypic.com/209q2ip.jpg

Mochahooligan
01-29-2012, 13:45
Nice! If you dont mind wha tdid that run ya? Iknow Colts are fetching a premium it seems.

USDefender
01-29-2012, 14:03
Saw a few nice Diamondbacks, and a couple of absolutely beautiful Pythons yesterday, at a gun show. Seems like revolvers --especially Colts-- are making somewhat of an 'just below the radar' comeback, lately.

'Retro class' makes me happy. :cool:


*Oh, conrgats on your find, 'KC.' :)

barth
01-29-2012, 14:13
I ran across this little gem at the LGS a couple of weeks ago........

Colt Detective Special, never fired, with original box and paperwork. As new condition, nothing but a small turn line on the cylinder.

It was too sweet to leave, so I brought it home. It's never been shot or carried, but I intend to remedy that.
Ordered a holster from TT Gunleather for it.


http://i42.tinypic.com/209q2ip.jpg

I see your snubbie sports Pachmayr Compac grips.
I have over a half dozen grips and they are my favorite -
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo41/b6/22/3fe52947a7e8__1327705718000.jpg

Berto
01-29-2012, 14:39
NICE. Guns like that need loving owners.

4 glocks
01-29-2012, 16:33
Sweet very nice. Just last night my GF and I were compairing the trigger pull on her S&W 442, my Charter Arms 1970's or 1980's not sure, and my 1985 Colt Agent. The Colt was hands down the smoothest by far. It put the S&W to shame.

bac1023
01-29-2012, 16:50
Very nice

Congrats! :cool:

bac1023
01-29-2012, 16:53
Saw a few nice Diamondbacks, and a couple of absolutely beautiful Pythons yesterday, at a gun show.



The Python is my favorite revolver of all time. :cool:


http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc398/cutillo_2011/035.jpg

pennlineman
01-29-2012, 17:23
Beautiful old six shooter, congrats!

hogship
01-29-2012, 17:38
Seems like revolvers --especially Colts-- are making somewhat of an 'just below the radar' comeback, lately.


If you go by the growing interest I see on this, and other forums.......I'd say the "comeback" is getting a little hotter than some think it is.

My evidence? Prices on nice older used revolvers are going up, and up, and up!

Newly produced revolvers are what they are, and a lot of new gun owners just feel more comfortable with a revolver. (The following comment is for Berto, and Nestor: This is not to say that some very experienced gun owners don't prefer a revolver, but most do not. Just check on the poll thread at the top of the page to get an idea of how automatics are much more in demand, or "vogue", if you prefer! :supergrin:)


BTW: Kahrcarrier......That "new" Colt detective special is one terrific find, for sure! Congratulations on finding it before I did! :whistling:
ooc

series1811
01-29-2012, 17:44
I never could figure out what made Colt just basically give up on making revolvers. They sure turned out some nice ones.

Nestor
01-29-2012, 17:47
Sweet little gun. Congratulations!
BTW I have no doubts that for the most people the auto is more popular choice.
Never had. I also have no doubts that many people have no clue about what they really need and the buying decisions are made basing on what's in the store or what the cops or soldiers carry. It's not the rocket science to figure out what's in the gun shops those days. 95% are the autos. My first handgun - Glock 17. That's what I was told to buy as a newbie. However as the time flies some of us do realize that low drag high speed, lean and mean wheelgun is perfectly good gun for civilian SD :wavey:

true believer
01-29-2012, 17:49
I never could figure out what made Colt just basically give up on making revolvers. They sure turned out some nice ones.

agree 100%!!
:cool:

HexHead
01-29-2012, 17:51
What makes you think it hasn't been fired? Where do you think that turn line came from?

I've got two Dick Specials, one from 1977 I got with box and papers that has no turn line. The one I got about 10 days ago, a 1980 using a very bright light and 10x magnifier I can ascertain the slightest indication of a turn line. That's the one I carry now.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/scat999999/97429e09.jpg

'77 on top, '80 on the bottom...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/scat999999/64ed7c02.jpg

But that's a damn nice one you got! Enjoy it.

kahrcarrier
01-29-2012, 17:57
What makes you think it hasn't been fired? Where do you think that turn line came from?

I've got two Dick Specials, one from 1977 I got with box and papers that has no turn line. The one I got about 10 days ago, a 1980 using a very bright light and 10x magnifier I can ascertain the slightest indication of a turn line. That's the one I carry now.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/scat999999/97429e09.jpg

'77 on top, '80 on the bottom...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/scat999999/64ed7c02.jpg

But that's a damn nice one you got! Enjoy it.


I know the first owner reasonably well. He says he didn't shoot it, but yes, he could be lying.. He DID dry fire it. Hence, the turn line.

But thanks for the compliment!
I like your specimens, too. Nice.

kahrcarrier
01-29-2012, 17:59
Nice! If you dont mind wha tdid that run ya? Iknow Colts are fetching a premium it seems.

It was a trade + a little cash. I have right at $400.00 in it. Don't know if that is a good deal, or a sucker deal, but I came away happy.

kahrcarrier
01-29-2012, 18:01
Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

series1811
01-29-2012, 18:01
One of my favorite guns is a Colt .41 Army Special I inherited. It's fun to shoot, but cartridges for it are pricey. It was my Dad's home defense gun for forty years.

But, all of those Detective Specials posted are sweet guns. I'd love to find one I could afford.

G26S239
01-29-2012, 18:04
Congrats Kahrcarrier. The D frames are my favorite snubbies.

ca survivor
01-29-2012, 18:05
It was a trade + a little cash. I have right at $400.00 in it. Don't know if that is a good deal, or a sucker deal, but I came away happy.
That's a very good deal and a wonderful revolver, enjoy it, for many years.

hogship
01-29-2012, 18:13
That's a very good deal and a wonderful revolver, enjoy it, for many years.

Yep, that's ........how best to describe it?........a KILLER deal! :wavey:

ooc

HexHead
01-29-2012, 18:28
It was a trade + a little cash. I have right at $400.00 in it. Don't know if that is a good deal, or a sucker deal, but I came away happy.

Very good deal. You done good!!

4 glocks
01-29-2012, 18:30
It was a trade + a little cash. I have right at $400.00 in it. Don't know if that is a good deal, or a sucker deal, but I came away happy.


That's a great deal. Enjoy It's only going to be worth more.

4 glocks
01-29-2012, 18:34
I never could figure out what made Colt just basically give up on making revolvers. They sure turned out some nice ones.


I think it was all about sales. They stopped after the age of the wondernines.
Colt was the top of the price line, sales were slow, so many cheaper revolvers out there.

Jack23
01-29-2012, 18:46
Congratulations. Deals like that are hard to come by.

bac1023
01-29-2012, 19:01
I never could figure out what made Colt just basically give up on making revolvers. They sure turned out some nice ones.

They were not priced competitively with other brands and Colt wasn't making much profit.

Yes, Colt did turn out some nice revolvers, though the Python was far and away the best. Some were so-so.

Colt still builds single action revolvers.

fnfalman
01-29-2012, 20:43
1962 on the left and 1974 on the right.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Guns/Colt%20Detective%20Special/ColtDetSpecials1.jpg

HexHead
01-30-2012, 06:53
You've got those dates reversed.

jamaicanj
01-30-2012, 07:33
Congrats!!

itslucky
01-30-2012, 09:35
that's my everyday carry

fnfalman
01-30-2012, 11:28
You've got those dates reversed.

I got the dates right, but the photo reversed.:tongueout:

KarlThomas
01-30-2012, 11:46
Nice find! It's going to feel good to take the very first shot on that.

CMG
01-30-2012, 12:00
I took this one in trade over the weekend, guy wanted my Glock 30SF which I never carried, so...... I think it is from 1977 (S/N is 207xxM)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/CDS.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/For%20Sale/CDSr.jpg

bac1023
01-30-2012, 14:49
I took this one in trade over the weekend, guy wanted my Glock 30SF which I never carried, so...... I think it is from 1977 (S/N is 207xxM)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/CDS.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/For%20Sale/CDSr.jpg

Very nice

Congrats! :cool:

fnfalman
01-30-2012, 19:14
CMG,

That's HAWT!!! I need to find me a nickel plated Colt snubbie.

Line Rider
01-30-2012, 20:21
I want a Dec. Special SOOO back. :crying:

fnfalman
01-30-2012, 23:41
Detective Special II.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Colt%20DS%20II/ColtSF-VI026.jpg
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f308/fnfalman/Colt%20DS%20II/ColtSF-VI027.jpg

bac1023
01-31-2012, 05:25
Very nice :cool:

Lior
01-31-2012, 05:46
Nice sixgun porn there.

CMG
01-31-2012, 08:09
Nice DSII, but you have dinged your ejector rod!

fnfalman
01-31-2012, 09:53
Nice DSII, but you have dinged your ejector rod!

It's a used gun.

tpr7304
02-05-2012, 10:26
Nice find. I'll bet it has a nice trigger pull.

kahrcarrier
02-05-2012, 11:57
Nice find. I'll bet it has a nice trigger pull.

It's pretty sweet. A bit different form the Smiths and Rugers I am used to. This is the first Colt I've fired that wasn't a semi-automatic.