bought my first weapon, seeking info


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kellver
April 13, 2006, 09:18 PM
I just purchased my first ever firearm, a Colt Commando .38 special revolver. I bought it used for $350 from Bob's in Norfolk, VA. It has a black finish, not shiny, but I hate to call it "dull". From what I've been able to gather, it is a 1980's variation of the dectective special. The dick special and cobra pictures I've seen look similar, as does the WWII era commando, but I'm pretty sure this is the 80's version. Trouble is, I've not come across a picture of one that looks exactly like the one I have yet. I love firing this weapon, and would like to hear any info/annectdotes from poeple who have this same revolver.

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Run&Shoot
April 13, 2006, 09:29 PM
It seems this is a WW II version made for air crews and such.

Article about the Commando's history: http://www.manatarmsbooks.com/pate.html

description of one on sale by Scott Duff: http://www.scott-duff.com/Revolver.htm

Parts diagram: http://www.coltparts.com/pt_D_framecommando.html

kellver
April 13, 2006, 09:39 PM
The revolver pictured in that link has a longer barrel, the one I own is a snubby. I looks just the detective special except it's all black. It says on the barrel:
COMMANDO SPEC.
.38 SPECIAL CTG.

CB900F
April 13, 2006, 10:03 PM
Kellver;

No flames, just my opinion. The weapon's between your ears, you bought a tool.

900F

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