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Colt - Detective Special

Lot 195
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Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500
Rare 3 Inch Barrel Colt Detective Special Double Action Revolver
Serial # ManufacturerColt ModelDetective Special
TypeRevolver Gauge38 Special Catalog Page58
Barrel Length3 Inch Round FinishBlue GripWalnut
Stock ClassModern Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis revolver was manufactured circa 1969 with the scarce 3 inch configuration. The barrel is marked with the standard "DETECTIVE SPECIAL/.38 SPECIAL CTG." on the left and the two-line Hartford address on the right. Features fixed sights, un-shrouded ejector rod, and checkered round butt grips with silver Colt medallions.

ConditionVery good plus. Revolver retains 94% of the original blue finish with slight holster wear overall and some light surface rust to the sides of the hammer. Grips are very good with some wear to the butt and light dings scattered throughout, while areas of crisp checkering remain.
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