A true "Saturday Night Special"...


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cameron.personal
September 2, 2007, 09:05 PM
The deal was done last night in a darkened suburban street around 9:30pm The guy jumped in the back seat of my car, my wife handed the guy $200 cash, and we drove off with a true Saturday Night Special

Colt Detective Special .38

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb25/tacticallyspeaking/Pistols/Colts/Colt%20Detective%20Special/ColtDetectiveSpec01.jpg

Anyone know where I can find a complete list of serial number ranges to determine the production date on this piece. Serial # 3135XX (the XX are letters).

This is a part of my wife's 30th birthday gift...

Thanks,
Cameron

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Iggy
September 2, 2007, 09:15 PM
http://proofhouse.com/colt/index.html

cameron.personal
September 2, 2007, 09:56 PM
Thanks Iggy, but I had checked there they only go up to 1978 this looks like a 1990s piece...

The Lone Haranguer
September 2, 2007, 10:03 PM
With those grips (although they have the Colt logo on them they are Pachmayr Compacs), it might be one of the "reissue"* models from 1993-94.

*Term mine, probably not proper Colt collector parlance, but descriptive nonetheless.

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