Old Colt


Ala Dan
November 6, 2006, 02:38 PM
Here is a beautiful pic of my 1966 model Colt Detective Special~!:cool: :D

Sorry for the bad pic, as the Coltwood grips look a little grainey;
and the lighting wasn't the greatest in the world.

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November 6, 2006, 08:48 PM
That is a beauty. Everytime I think I have no practical use for another steel .38 snub nosed, I see a Colt like yours and feel the class inherent in such a beautifully made weapon.

November 6, 2006, 09:17 PM
I am more Smith than Colt Dan but have to say - that fella is a classic.

From a collection POV I do wish I was better equipped with Colts. Just have to ''make do'' with my Smiths! LOL

November 6, 2006, 09:30 PM
Oh, I'm jealous! You've got a beauty there brother! ;)

November 6, 2006, 09:38 PM
Nice!! I got one too from the same year.

Can I ask you something. Could you look down your sights and see if they are lined up exactly? Or are they leaning a hair to the left (it's barely noticable if it's there) Mine has a slight lean (not enough to throw the sights off affecting my shot but it is there) I am wondering if all 2cond gens had this little quirk (seems like I heard Dfariswheel say that at some point on one of the forums)

November 7, 2006, 02:35 PM
Nice Colt!

I've so far only been able to afford one nice Colt and it looks exactly like yours.

Bart Noir
November 7, 2006, 02:36 PM
Doug, all the DS models (or Cobra etc) that I have seen have no noticable problem with front sight.

But I have a snubbie Lawman with the front sight machined crooked. Really, looking straight down on it, I can see that the thinnest part of the sight is not in line with the base part, and hence not in line with the bore. Needless to say, this gun has the barrel rotated an amazing amount, in order to shoot straight.

Bart Noir

November 7, 2006, 05:43 PM
Great minds think alike!

Ala Dan
November 7, 2006, 07:19 PM
My old eyes are so worn out, that I can't tell it if my front sight is ever so
slightly leaning~!:uhoh: I have another Colt 2nd series (1947-1972) DS
that is factory nickel; and has only been test fired a total of six rounds.
A very good friend of mine made me a deal I just couldn't refuse; as he
offered me this old Colt, for a brand spanking new S&W 642. See the
attached photo, its a little better than the other one; but not as good
as my friend Sat's.

November 7, 2006, 07:27 PM
Aw, Shucks!
AD, you KNOW they're ALL purdy!
P.S. Reckon Vandy can repeat last year's last game?

November 7, 2006, 07:31 PM
By the by, her's some more Colt eye candy, just for you Dan...

November 7, 2006, 07:32 PM
and a coupla more...

Ala Dan
November 7, 2006, 08:19 PM
Very, very nice indeed Sat my friend- Enjoy:D

Say, you don't have a Trooper MK-V with the old Coltguard
finish do you?

First things first, we have too take care of some business with them
HOG's Saturday night; but Vandy is lurking to upset someone next
week~!:uhoh: :eek:

November 7, 2006, 10:43 PM
Those two Troopers are my entire inventory of same to date, but the family's always growing.
I've been a hometown team boy, all my life, I'm just glad they show up and are, under coach Johnson, apparently improving.
Too bad 'bout those three UT players arrested and suspended, I'm afraid they are following in the mould of Haynesworth and Pacman, (and not with just local teams) --thuggery before sportsmanship.
Ok more show me yours, I'll show you mine, watcha got in Smiths?
(Always wantin' to learn something new...)

Ala Dan
November 8, 2006, 08:34 AM
Well, let's look and see?

Looks like I found my 2.5" S&W model 66-4 .357 magnum. Got more, but
really no pic's of them yet.

Oh~! BTW, those funky ugly Unlce Mikes rubber grips have been
replaced with the original walnut RB's with the S&W logo.

November 8, 2006, 10:13 AM
Every time I see a D/S or Cobra it reminds me of my ole AGENT snubnose. That was a nice shooter.

The only modern COLT revo I've retained is a DIAMONDBACK 22 LR. Here is a pic to go with all his brothers and sisters. :)


November 8, 2006, 01:27 PM
That's a pretty 'back, Big, bet she shoots like a dream with that big ol' tube. AD, I really detest the rubber grips on any revovler, my 696 is waiting for a re-boot when I find a sexy look. Here's few Smith's...
M-10 5" LNIB

November 8, 2006, 01:31 PM
and others...

Ala Dan
November 8, 2006, 01:36 PM
Hey Guys-

Ya'll have some beautiful weaponary there my friends. WoW~! Two
classics (Colt Diamondback in .22LR) and a (S&W model 43 .22LR
Kit Gun) on the same thread; what a blast from the past. Guess
I had better shu't her down, as I don't want too embrass myself.

November 8, 2006, 01:38 PM
and maybe two more...

November 8, 2006, 01:44 PM
oh, yeah, here it is...
M-28 P&R

November 8, 2006, 01:46 PM
BTW, AD, the D'back is a .38, alas! Thanks for the fun!

Ala Dan
November 8, 2006, 01:49 PM
Sat My Friend

Is the last one possibly a S&W model 27; with m-26 being a typo?
Anyway, very good pics of quite a nice collection.:cool: :D

FWIW, I was referring too Big G's Diamondback as well.

November 8, 2006, 01:52 PM
D'uh, numbers confuse me so.
Thanks for the heads up--edited (I think).

Bullet Bob
November 8, 2006, 08:10 PM
I mostly agree with Mark Twain that an expert is the village idiot, ten miles from home; therefore take the following with a grain of salt.

I thought Colt had quit using "Coltwood" plastic grips by the mid-50's due to quality control complaints and customer dissatisfaction. My Dick Special is about the same vintage as Ala Dan's, and has nice walnut grips.


November 9, 2006, 02:37 AM
Bob, I think your DS might be a little newer as you have the short grip frame, which I believe came in in the late 60s early 70s?
I have the same vintage as yours with the short frame and it is a dynamite little gun. Better sights than Smith and an extra shot, and easier to shoot accurately.

Ala Dan
November 9, 2006, 07:17 AM
Hey Bullet Bob My Friend-

Both of my Colt DS models actually have walnut (?) grips on them; but
I thought that COLT always used the term "Coltwood"?

November 9, 2006, 08:10 AM
Dan, old bud, "Coltwood" is a trademark for plastic. :uhoh: The walnut grips are not Coltwood, but real wood.

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