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1)I need the DOB, for a Colt Detective Special, with a serial number of: C33001.

2)Is $410 too much to pay for this(Like new)but, lightly fired, Colt Detective Special? This was a back-up gun, for a local City Police dept! It shows only a "Touch" of wear at the muzzle(But, nice bluing everywhere else!)with only a few bump marks on the wood grips(Probably, from being in a gun rack(There are no defects at all, in the metal itself anywhere))!

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The price might be a tad on the high end, at least for around here, but never let a nice Colt slip by for a lousy $50.
I am assuming it has a shrouded ejector rod, if so it is a first year production of the "Third Issue" made in 1973.
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Diamondback68:

1)Yes, it has a shrouded ejector rod!

2)For such a nice looking detective Special, I noticed that it has just a little fore-aft, cylinder movement? Could this have come from Colt this way(Or, is this an abnormal condition, for these "D" frame, Colt's?)?
 

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You are talking about end shake. All guns have a slight fore-aft movement, or end shake, of a couple thousands of an inch, this is normal and since you described yours as "lightly fired" I would doubt yours is excessive.
Using a feeler gauge, I have heard anything in the .006 to .010 is consider excessive.
Thankfully none of my DBs have anything approaching that. Others may have an opinion here.

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1)Yes, I was thinking of the correct term to use(But, I probably didn't drink enough coffee this morning, to enable me to remember this!)so all I could think of is "Fore-Aft" cylinder movement! Thanks, for reviving my memory, regarding this!

2)I didn't have a feeler gage handy-but, I'd guess that the "End-shake"(Why didn't I remember this-as I "Shake N' Bake" chicken, all the time?)was around .002"(Or, so?)!

3)Regarding the $410 price for this 1973 Detective Special: I don't know why-but some of the people(On the other Gun Forums)keep saying that $410 is waaayyyy too high? They claim, that these guns sell for $250-$300(Most of the time!)? However, I haven't seen any this cheap(Here in Kali?)?
 

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I'll buy all the 95%+ Det. Specials for $250-$300 that I can-at least until the discretionary fund runs dry! Just my opinion, but the end shake in this D.S. really doesn't sound excessive. Since Colt will probably never make these again, I agree with Diamondback: don't let it get away for a lousy $50. Good luck- Asa
 

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If they can buy them for $250-300, assuming they are in real good condition, should be buying them instead of saying they can, especially in PRK.

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