This is a discussion on Colt Detective Special within the Double Action Revolvers forums, part of the Handgun Forum category; I picked this one up back in 1990. I didn't need another 38 special but a fellow at work needed $ 200 like right now ...
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|01-05-2017, 06:32 PM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2016
Colt Detective Special
I picked this one up back in 1990. I didn't need another 38 special but a fellow at work needed $ 200 like right now and asked me to be his pawn broker. We agreed that if the loan wasn't repaid in six months I would keep the gun. He wasn't into guns so he told me to just keep it. It was my edc prior to switching to a Model 10-7. I cant believe what these are selling for now. Here's a couple of pics. Rich.
COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL THIRD GEN. 1974
|01-06-2017, 02:24 AM||#2|
Joined: Mar 2015
From: Upstate NY
Those are fine revolvers. I think you would do well in the pawn business.
That's a nice example of a great every day carry gun. If I remember correctly, it will take the model 10 speed loaders too!.
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|01-06-2017, 07:37 AM||#4|
Joined: Aug 2015
I wonder what percentage of people had a snub revolver as a first gun? I've known several.
Last edited by bearcatter; 01-06-2017 at 07:42 AM.
|01-06-2017, 08:09 AM||#5|
Joined: Jan 2013
From: northern wisconsin
With you on the Model 10. A few years, back, bought one of the current production S&W Classic series Model 10 and, have to say, it was a joy to shoot. One I should have kept, but this time around, I'll try to find a pre lock 10.
Can't say I'm in that percentage that had a snubbie as a first carry gun. For me, carrying has been mostly about woods guns and in that category, I've actually carried Ruger single actions more than anything else.
|01-06-2017, 08:12 AM||#6|
Joined: Apr 2008
From: Where it's warm
I had a chance to get a NIB stainless Det Spl in the late 90's from a gunsmith I did business with (before cancer got him) for $ 300. Passed and have kicked myself every since.
That is a fine looking snub.
|01-06-2017, 12:50 PM||#8|
Joined: Jan 2014
From: Texas Panhandle.
I'm pretty sure that's what Barney Fife carried in the later episodes, after he moved to Raleigh and made Detective.
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