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Colt Detective Special Born-on Date?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by LFOD1776, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. LFOD1776

    LFOD1776 Member

    Can anyone tell me when my Colt revolver was manufactured? I think it's a second-series. Chambered in 38 special, serial #838XXX.

  2. Iggy

    Iggy Well-Known Member

  3. LFOD1776

    LFOD1776 Member

    1963, thanks!
  4. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    You have an either a 1963 or 1964 model Colt Detective Special; as the
    S/N range for those years ran as follows:

    819500 - 1963
    839500 - 1964

    Most likely, yours was made in 1964.

    *FoorNote: Source: www.ProofHouse.com
  5. ColtXSE45

    ColtXSE45 Member

    Unable to find age of Detective

    I just purchased a Colt Detective with the serial number AD33xx. Any idea of the year of manufacture?
    Thanks for any help.
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011
  6. OldCavSoldier

    OldCavSoldier Well-Known Member

    The below shows Detective Special serial number start years...I can find no serial number that starts with AD....call Colt and ask them......

    1966 D900101
    1967 D926000
    1968 D958500
    1969 D995000-D998715
    1969 A100000
    1970 A43500 -A59999
    1970 B01001-B23000

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