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  1. Help in Florida

    Colt Long Guns
    I am looking from a gun dealer or expert in Florida who can help me appraise and sell a damascus 1883 hammerless in excellent condition. I also have a 38 detective special 1926 that also would like to sell. Anyone in Florida that could help would be much appreciated. I want to give these...
  2. Hey There!

    New Members Introduction
    I'm a new member from Denver, CO. Just joined in hopes of expanding my knowledge of the Colt SAA. I have a very interesting first generation in 38spl. That I was hoping to get some additional info on. I will repost that one on the correct thread as soon as i find it.
  3. Colt 2 1/2 Police Positive .38 Special not .32?

    Colt Revolvers
    Who can shed some light on this box. Very difficult to tell in the picture but you can see a cut line where the 2 1/2" part of the label was carefully cut out and is/was overlayed on a 4" original label. the box measures that of a 4" barreled revolver so most probably a 4". Box ware and box look...
  4. Model 1896 New Army and Navy Franken-gun

    Colt Revolvers
    Recently purchased an 1896 with a Colt Commando Barrel in 38 Special. I understand that at the end of the production of these 38 special was offered. The cylinder is off color from the frame and is RAC marked. Did RAC inspect cylinders in 38 special?
  5. Info - Old Colt Cobra?

    Colt Revolvers
    I have a Cobra which I haven't been able to find any info on. I'd like to learn what I can about it. The facts are... Caliber: 38 special, Serial Number 256##, Printed below the serial number is FN and below that LW, Colt silver medallion on handles. The revolver has very minor blemishes (on...
  6. Army Special Information

    Colt Revolvers
    Dear Fellow Colt Enthusiasts, Although familiar with classic American rifles - Remington & Winchester - my knowledge and experience regarding handguns is quite limited. I have inherited a nice Colt Army Special in .38 Special. It is blued, has checkered walnut grips, a 5-inch barrel and seems...
  7. WTS FTF DFW Colt Cobra

    Want to Sell
    I have a Colt Cobra snubnose 38 that I acquired a few months ago for my girlfriend. She has since decided she wants something else. It has some holster wear on it in the usual places and I do not know how old it is. $600 face to face in the DFW area. Not looking for any trades at this...
  8. Advice needed about ammo

    Reloading & Range Reports
    Hi Folks, I just picked up a Colt Python 357 magnum 6" barrel. This is my first revolver and I have a question about which ammo to use. When I bought the revolver the gunstore guy comp'ed me a box of 38 specials. I thought he made a mistake. I looked at it like a deer in the headlights and...