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    Another Question About Ejector Rod Heads

    I acquired a 1936 manufactured Detective Special with original finish. In looking at a lot of late 1920's and 1930's era Detective Special photos found on the internet I noticed that some have a color case hardened ejector rod head. Mine is full blued.

    A good example of a CCH head is shown by member crsides here:
    https://www.coltforum.com/forums/col...thread-34.html on Post # 332.

    Does anyone have any idea of when the change occurred ? I have an OMT .22 from 1932 with the CCH head.

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    Here are the DS pics mentioned above. This one letters to july 1930, for Harry Ward, Chief of Police, Davenport IA.

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    Sure is quiet on this important feature. I've noticed color case hardened heads on a lot of my early Colts, thought it was a known thing.

    1937 Police Pos (ColtAutos.com)


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    Last edited by azshot; 07-26-2019 at 01:54 PM.

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    I don't think there was a "change over date" from CC to blue. I have seen both with no regard to date. What you don't want is one like this:

    https://www.coltforum.com/forums/col...e-special.html

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    I posted an update about my DS in the Colt Detective Special Photo Thread. While TBOCF shows a manufacturing date of 1936 and that is what I used in my post above, I receive the letter yesterday and it was manufactured on 5/11/39 and shipped on 6/5/39. So maybe by the end of the 1930's the full blue ejector rod heads started to show up in the parts bins ?


 

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