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  1. Colt Revolvers
    Friends, 4 Detective Special were imported by the Dealer Walter Schwarz in Hamburg Germany in 1938. At least one went on to Czechoslovakia and was proofed there (rare proof marks on a Colt - have a look) as late as 1939 (!). There is an interesting connection with Colt as the recipient of this...
  2. Colt Revolvers
    Any recommendations of Colt certified gunsmith in the greater Los Angeles area (LA,OC,IE)? Especially for old Detective Special revolvers? Thanks!
  3. Colt Revolvers
    I am a new member here and I am seeking knowledge on a firearm in my possession. My father passed onto me a 1938 Colt Detective Special. I understand that it is a wonderful gun. Unfortunately, it is not my type of weapon. I prefer long range above everything and it is well known that the snubby...
  4. 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...
  5. Colt Revolvers
    Is anyone aware of any history of this "Fitz" Detective Special with serial 422305? It sold on Wickliff for $3,450 only a few months ago, which is way too low for a Fitz, and now it's on sale again. No mention of Colt letter anywhere. It has a VP stamp under the serial number, but the stamp...
  6. Colt-Smithing
    Hey Guys! First post and I am looking for some advice. I am not extremely knowledgeable about colt firearms, however, I do own an early Detective Special that I really love. It's not a beauty queen and the cylinder and the frame have non matching serial numbers, all the same, I really like...
  7. Colt Revolvers
    I have a Fifth Issue Detective Special SN Prefex AE, dates to 1993, in Matt Blue finish. Research says Colt made a production run of the DS in 1993 using left over parts from the 1980's Commando Specials. The Commando 1980's Specials were Matt Blue/Bead finish. The DS I have is Matt Blue, marked...
  8. Colt Revolvers
    I was wondering why it was consistently shooting left no matter what I did despite it having shot dead-on when I first got it...I thought it was me initially (trigger control or grip or something)... You can really see it here: The barrel is twisting to the right (I'm guessing due to the...
  9. The Lounge
    I just want to know what people think is the best way to carry a snubbie like a Detective Special or a snubbie of similar size. I have a DS I'd like to carry (I'm in Texas, it has to be concealed), I recently got a holster for it that just didn't work for me (it's a Bianchi 100 Professional): I...
  10. Colt Revolvers
    Ok, thanks in advance for your help. I have an SF-VI 2" in matt SS finish, with a bobbed hammer. I've seen these on GB sell, but they have a standard hammer. Is the bobbed hammer rare? What do these sell for. I will be selling it since I never shot the gun after buying it back in the late 90's...
  11. The Lounge
    Today my good friend came home from an auction with what appears to be a full box (50 rounds) of Winchester brand .38 New Police ammunition. The cardboard box is in good condition and the ammunition looks as good as the day it was made, without corrosion or tarnish. The cases are marked WRA .38...
  12. Colt Revolvers
    Hello all! I am new to this forum, as well as being a first time Colt owner. I guess I'm looking for answers as to what exactly I have. I typed in my serial # into the Colt database, and it came back as a 1975 Colt 32 Police Positive Special and Detective Special. I don't know much about Colts...
  13. Colt Revolvers
    i have a 1974 ds given to me by a relative that now has aftermarket grips on it. Does anyone know where to get original wood grips? I bought some on ebay and they turned out to be plastic remakes. thanks!
  14. New Members Introduction
    Good morning! I am a lady shooter who recently acquired a Detective Special NP, .32c 2" revolver as my cc. What a fun piece to have and shoot!! The one problem I am having is finding a fitted holster (OWB) that rides lower than a man would use. If any of you have suggestions as to where I...
  15. Colt Revolvers
    I'm new to this forum, but it seems the most appropriate place to ask a few questions about my new purchase of a 1956 Detective Special (see photos). I picked this up from one of those gun auction sites for a deal (so I think). I believe it was $350. I've shot about 50 rounds through it and...
  16. Colt Revolvers
    Maybe I should have MY DS refinished and then jack up the asking price as a "second one of a kind". Colt does do some pretty work. COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL ROYAL BLUE 38 1 of a KIND! : Revolvers at GunBroker.com
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