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    Another very early Detective Special. Note smooth trigger, no marking on right side of barrel.



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    An early New York State Police gun. Note the wear on the trigger guard from an Audley locking style holster popular in that era.



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    Boy, those are a lot of fine examples! Here's my humble old entry, with pre-war features. Outboard grip is worn nearly smooth. It gets a lot of carry.

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    Nice DSs, Guys. Really whetting my appetite for the nickle '75 I have inbound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phm14 View Post
    Nice DSs, Guys. Really whetting my appetite for the nickle '75 I have inbound.
    CONGRATS! We better see pics! HA!
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    I just finished a trade and brought this one home today! Any idea of year made? P04xxx
    Last edited by ClintB; 01-22-2011 at 04:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bayouboy View Post
    An early New York State Police gun. Note the wear on the trigger guard from an Audley locking style holster popular in that era.



    That's what that wear is...
    I used to have a '51 DS that had similar wear markings. Must have been from the same thing.
    I'm surprised that the Audley holsters wore them that much. The little clip that clips into the triggerguard is made of brass isn't it?

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    A 1930s nickel gun shipped to Wolf & Klar, Fort Worth, Texas.



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    An early post-war "transitional" gun in 32NP. Note the pre-war frame and checkered hammer. Not the prettiest gun but one of my favorites.


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    '73 Nickel



 
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