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Found a Very Special "Pre-Detective Special"

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Well, I'm finally feeling a bit better and am able to sit upright and join in with you guys again. A great big THANK YOU for all the get well wishes & prayers. Now lets get back to the Colt stuff...

Last week just before I was rushed back to the hospital, I had found a unique Detective Special. This gun is described in Gary Peer's book as the "Pre" or "Transitional" Detective Special. The serial number of the gun falls within the range quoted by Peer. It also has all the features listed as being "correct" for this model: barrel stampings, polished/blued topstrap, plain trigger, and narrow grips. It also has an Archive Letter. With all the health stuff going on lately I have yet to get the gun in my hands, but here are a few pics to wet your whistle:

Firearm Gun Revolver Trigger Gun barrel
Revolver Gun Firearm Cylinder
Firearm Gun Revolver Trigger Gun barrel
Firearm Gun Revolver Trigger Starting pistol
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Russ. Great find and a perfect addition to your collection. The Achieve Department will correct the letter as it is a Police Positive Special. I have seen this happen a few times before. We have had a couple of threads before on the 2" Police Positive Special so you may want to look back at them. We discussed the production time frame and serial numbers.

Glad your feeling better and back with us.
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