Two Colt's just fell into my lap


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Harry Paget Flashman
May 1, 2013, 10:13 PM
When it rains it pours. Got an SF-VI in a horsetrade at the gun range and went over to pick up the box and papers for it Monday morning and the guy (reading my mind like a Gypsy) said, "Hey, look at this...an SF-VI companion piece for that 4" you got from me yesterday in a 2" version". I looked at it and knew I was done in when I saw the barrel stamped "DS II" instead of "SF-VI". Same gun but entirely different animal if you are into gun nuance. I am. As I understand it when Colt decided to make a follow-on to the Detective Special they still had an inventory of DS's to sell so they named the new revolver the "Small Frame 6" or "SF-VI" to prevent ambiguity in order to differentiate the guns. Once the inventory of "old" DS's was cleared they named the new revolver the "Detective Special II" or "DS II". So. No duplication here. I wouldn't have bought this revolver on Monday, nice as it is, if it was a a 2" SF-VI...but a "DS II"? Yup. He said, "Trade? Or make me an offer." I was all traded out from Sunday. He got 4 nice revolver safe queens off me. Paid him cash. Now have 4 DS-types and 4 Cobra's.

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Ironically, on the way over to the bank in his big fat Mercedes he broke a back molar while chewing gum. He showed me the chunk of molar and I told him, "Hey, ya know, crowns are going about $1000 a pop nowadays." How fortuitous for him, huh?

Never in my life did I ever expect to hold an SF-VI in my hands but getting an SF-VI and DS II over a 2 day period? ...I am blessed. Love Colt snubbies.

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Hardtarget
May 2, 2013, 12:35 AM
You are developing a "herd" there with all those colts! It was funny to see this thread because a friend showed me a colt snub he picked up last week...for $100. Don't get excited...it took him three days to get all the caked on mud off it! The gun was kicked out of the ground in a field. It is "rough"...to say the least. He has his work cut out for him! I'm sure his will never look as good as yours.He might offer it for sale but I'm not sure I want to take it on. I have enough projects! :D

Mark

Dr_B
May 2, 2013, 12:48 AM
Oh my god... be still my heart.

Shear_stress
May 2, 2013, 10:10 AM
Well played, sir!

bannockburn
May 2, 2013, 01:45 PM
Well that's definitely two Colt revolvers you don't see every day. Nice additions to your pony herd.

hAkron
May 2, 2013, 10:59 PM
I just picked up a SFVI 2" a few weeks ago. It's not as swanky as your DS II, but it came like new in the box which was a real treat for me. Good fortune has found us both!

CarbineWilliams
May 2, 2013, 11:09 PM
Can't go too wrong with a Colt. Congrats. My stepdad used to go to his 'professional' poker sessions with a .38 Special DS and his fellow players always understood that if he wanted to count his money, sitting at the table, then they should just go ahead and let him.

ultramag44
May 3, 2013, 06:55 AM
Well done! Congrats!

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