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Back in the late 70's, I acquired a NIB
2" barrel blue steel Colt Detective Special
with a red ramp front sight; and a special
set of wooden grips. It had the unusal S/N
of: MO 82XX. I was told that this was a
special production run by Colt Mfg. but
no further details were available. I would
like to know if any of the Colt collector's
on board could tell me anything about this
weapon? Thanks in advance, Ala Dan.

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I am probably not going to be of much help here, but I don't recall any specific special Dick Specials that had an MO serial number. What I can tell you is that the standard serial numbers for 1975 was H18101-H60000 and M01001-M29600, so you can see they made a ton of them that year and maybe yours just falls in that serialization.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help, maybe someone else can expound. Dick
 

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These were a run of Colt DS's from the Custom Shop.

The run was apparently fairly large, since I saw them for sale for several years.

A good many were sold by J&G Sales when they were still in Montana??

Basically, this was just a Colt DS with a red insert on the front sight, and a pair of Zebra Wood grips.
Price was a few dollars higher than a standard DS.

I seem to remember it was also available with a spurless hammer, but my memory could be faulty on that.

Because of the high production numbers, value will be not be much higher than a standard DS, but it is an interesting variation.
 

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Yes, it was a really pretty DS with a deep
rich blue; and fit N' finish were near
perfect. At any rate, my wife's step-
sister has the weapon now and carries
it daily as her CCW piece.

Thanks diamondback 68, and dfariswheel
for the help in establishing this weapons
origin.

[This message has been edited by Ala Dan (edited 09-25-2003).]
 

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Ah dfaris!

When Ala Dan said "special set of wooden grips" it didn't register, but now that you mentioned Zebra wood it rung the old f**** bell. I have seen a couple of those over the years, but as I recall they went for only a slight premium. Thanks Dick
 
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