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    Interesting Cutaway Detective

    I dropped $550 into the Gunbroker “slot machine” last night. This 361xxx serial Detective with cutaway trigger guard and frame left in the white intrigued me. Seller found the gun at a pawn shop without grips and stuck these on. Otherwise looks like the gun had very little use. Fitzgerald talks about leaving the frame unfinished in his 1930 “Shooting” book. With this pre-1930 gun I thought that there was a small chance of it being something interesting or at least shipping to an interesting destination. Total impulse buy on my part as I clicked buy-now ten minutes after this auction went live.
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    Well.....I should say so......
    Somebody straighten me out.
    That thing is a 1928 square butt/long frame PPS, is it not?
    Which would make it kinda desirable regardless of the sawed off TG.
    What if it is a genuine Fitz special?
    Post when you have more on it.
    It is very interesting.

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    You are right. This is an absolutely correct early square butt PPS Detective. I have many of them including shipped with ivory and new in box. I am not sure I would agree that it’s still desirable with the trigger guard hack job at Bubba’s Gun and Tackle, but I rolled the dice in it being something more than that. If it turns out to be nothing, I could always sell it and get my money back or get it finished and turned into a more attractive Fitz replica I wouldn’t be worried about shooting.

    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Well.....I should say so......
    Somebody straighten me out.
    That thing is a 1928 square butt/long frame PPS, is it not?
    Which would make it kinda desirable regardless of the sawed off TG.
    What if it is a genuine Fitz special?
    Post when you have more on it.
    It is very interesting.

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    Sure. Let me know if you choose to selL.
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    ps apologize for jumping the thread with an " I wanna"
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    The shape of the cut off TG is not 'Fitz-like.' Still $550 is a good price for the old Colt!
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    It’s clearly not completed. Seems like work in progress that was stopped.

    Quote Originally Posted by saintclair View Post
    The shape of the cut off TG is not 'Fitz-like.' Still $550 is a good price for the old Colt!

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    Very cool revolver Winston. I notice that it has the T stamp above the serial number on the frame, which has been discussed here in the past. I’d say it was certainly worth the gamble. I just picked up a Cobra today that I gambled on, and think I did OK also. Will start a thread on it soon. Thanks for sharing with us. Fun stuff!

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    I already bought a set of stocks for it too. Found only one online cheap enough at $75. Fitting for a $500 gun.
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    I definitely noticed the T. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mosby View Post
    Very cool revolver Winston. I notice that it has the T stamp above the serial number on the frame, which has been discussed here in the past. I’d say it was certainly worth the gamble. I just picked up a Cobra today that I gambled on, and think I did OK also. Will start a thread on it soon. Thanks for sharing with us. Fun stuff!

    Tom

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    Teach us something. What does T stamp tell you?


 
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