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    The last of the great DS......

    Just thought I would share my latest hoarding acquisition......pretty close to being the last of the Mohicans...... a 1994, 4th generation detective special.....

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    Snubbies just don't get any better than that. Colt made and makes the best snubbies evah!
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    I came upon a guy selling his collection of things to help out his aging parents. He was asking $400 and I helped his cause....

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    I picked one up about 15 years ago for $400 - looked exactly like that one, same rubber grips and all. About 10 years later I checked the serial and it showed 1972. I grabbed a letter on it and sure enough, it shipped in 1972. It was mint condition and no clue how the grips got switched out, or when. I have since put a set of correct grips on it but I still have the rubbers. I like them.

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    From what I have read yours would be a 2nd series made from 1947-1972. 3rd series was from 1973-1986. 4th series was reintroduced in 1993 until 1994-95 when it was replaced by the SF-VI stainless which I think came to be known as the DS-II with new internal workings......referenced by Wikipedia.

    Quote Originally Posted by inspcalahan View Post
    I picked one up about 15 years ago for $400 - looked exactly like that one, same rubber grips and all. About 10 years later I checked the serial and it showed 1972. I grabbed a letter on it and sure enough, it shipped in 1972. It was mint condition and no clue how the grips got switched out, or when. I have since put a set of correct grips on it but I still have the rubbers. I like them.

    One of the best little carry revolvers made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAM View Post
    Just thought I would share my latest hoarding acquisition......pretty close to being the last of the Mohicans...... a 1994, 4th generation detective special.....
    " Hoarding" is such a harsh word -
    68 prefers "sheltering" Colt snubbies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAM View Post
    From what I have read yours would be a 2nd series made from 1947-1972. 3rd series was from 1973-1986. 4th series was reintroduced in 1993 until 1994-95 when it was replaced by the SF-VI stainless which I think came to be known as the DS-II with new internal workings......referenced by Wikipedia.
    The shrouded 93-95 DS w/ Pachmayr Compacs may be referred to as 5th Issue.
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    Very nice. Great score.

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    The last of the great DS......

    Quote Originally Posted by 68python View Post
    The shrouded 93-95 DS w/ Pachmayr Compacs may be referred to as 5th Issue.
    Yes, I read that too with the only change to the 93-95 version being the rubber grips so some folks consider the 93-95 to be a 4th issue since nothing else was changed on it but grip.....4th-5th, what’s in a name, I am just happy to add it to the ‘shelter’ along with one of its predecessors

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    A fine example of the best snubbie around.
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