A working man's gun. 1936 Richmond Police Homicide Detective's Gun.
Outstanding Detective Special you have there Hootch! Love the PD marked specials, especially that full marking on yours!
Do you have the letter for your pre Detective Special? I have one too, and I love seeing them when they pop up. Lovely gun. (Both of your detectives are!)Here are my two..a 1930 Pre det special on the right and the one I carried way back in the early 80's on the left. They both shoot great!!
Spirit, no letter on it. It was ID' by Gary James from Guns & Ammo in June 2017 issue. Send me a private message/conversation with your email or cell # as this is actually easier and better quality photo..It did have to go to Glenn Frank for a new cylinder stop but all is great now with it!Do you have the letter for your pre Detective Special? I have one too, and I love seeing them when they pop up. Lovely gun. (Both of your detectives are!)
If yours is actually from 1930 that would be wild, as they discountinued the skinny frame in 1927. If you have more photos, I'd love to see them too.
You're welcome. I own the short-barreled Police Positive Special illustrated in figure 3.3 above in Gary's book. Note the serial number and the date of shipment, indicating that yours was made shortly before mine in 1926.I guess I have more research to do on this one! My serial number is in the 3343XX range..maybe a colt letter on this one. Thanks for the info.