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    1928 Detective Special

    A nice early square butt sent to City of Columbia, Indiana.
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    Follow Up - Factory Letter Received

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Rego View Post
    I had been wanting a pre-war Dick Special for many years. I finally found a nice one. I guess being a Film Noir fan had a lot of influence on me. This one dates to 1936. It has the T stamp above the serial number and a letter has been requested. I'm hoping it has an interesting shipping destination but I have been skunked on about 9 out of 10 letters so far.
    Does anyone know when the color case hardened ejector rod heads were phased out ? This one is full blue.
    I received my Factory Letter today almost exactly 4 months after ordering. I expected a 1936 date per RL Wilson's TBOCF but the charts are off. This one had a manufacturing date of 5/11/39 and shipping date of 6/5/39 to Belknap Hardware in Louisville, KY. It was one of two Dick Specials in the shipment. The serial number is in low 447,800 range.
    No mention of the records showing Targeted, I asked Paul to check that so I assume there was no notation. I was hoping for a shipment to some place interesting like a police department but it was just to another large hardware distributor. You roll the dice and take your chances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Rego View Post
    I received my Factory Letter today almost exactly 4 months after ordering. I expected a 1936 date per RL Wilson's TBOCF but the charts are off. This one had a manufacturing date of 5/11/39 and shipping date of 6/5/39 to Belknap Hardware in Louisville, KY. It was one of two Dick Specials in the shipment. The serial number is in low 447,800 range.
    No mention of the records showing Targeted, I asked Paul to check that so I assume there was no notation. I was hoping for a shipment to some place interesting like a police department but it was just to another large hardware distributor. You roll the dice and take your chances.
    It might not have gone to somebody famous, but I think you did just fine with that DS. Congratulations.
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    The post-72 (top) was made in 75 and purchased by my grandfather that same year. He gifted it to me for my 16th birrthday in 1984. Somehow I have managed to hold onto it over the past thrity-six years. Many years ago ,before my department changed the weapon policy, I qualified with it and carried it for a couple weeks during my first stint as a detective (2003-2006) just for the heck of it. The bottom DS I won in an auction about a month ago. It was manufactured in 1967. I had to purchase the wood grips separately, but they were worth it.
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    Born in 1976

    1976 colt detective
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    Three of my favorite Detective Specials, all in .38 Special. Top to bottom, 1971, 1975, 1979.


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    My photo skills aren’t great so I tried something different. If the link works, it will be a 1 minute video of my 2nd issue (1961)

    https://imgur.com/a/QL1Pg5u
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    DSC_0312 (2).JPGDSC_0315 (2).JPGDSC_0317 (2).JPG
    1949 in .38 New Police caliber

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    Detective Special

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    My Newest Detective Special...
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