Colt Detective Special value


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deercop
September 17, 2007, 07:50 PM
I saw a Colt Detective Special, blued, .32, with no shroud in a store today. It looked like it was in excellent condition. It had the bump-style front sight, not a ramp. Also had Colt wood stocks. Not sure about what year or anything. No box or anything.

Any idea what a ballpark figure for one like that would be? I'm pretty sure I can get it for $375.

Thanks in advance!

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Vern Humphrey
September 17, 2007, 07:54 PM
That's about right -- no bargain, but you're not being cheated, either.

Ala Dan
September 17, 2007, 09:56 PM
are gett'in very scarce, at least in this neck of these old woods. They are
all over the map price wise; from $200 for an 80% model, to $550 for a
factory LNIB nickel .38 Special model (without the enclosed ejector). I
have been a benefactor of a gun shop employee; acquiring four Colt D
frames (three 2nd series [1947-1972] Dick Specials, and a later new
model (late '72) Agent for a total cost of $880.24~! The two blued
Dick Specials rate above 95% N.R.A. standards, and both date to
1966; while the factory nickel model is 99.7%, and dates back to
1971. The Dick Special from 1971, has only been test fired six times~! ;)

Standing Wolf
September 19, 2007, 09:42 AM
They are all over the map price wise

To say the least! I've seen them in my small corner of Colorado for as little as $250 and as much as $1,000 for a DS II stainless model.

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