Colt Detective Special Price Check

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by anapex, Mar 30, 2005.

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  1. anapex

    anapex Member

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    So it was a great day out and I needed to run my MGB after it having sat all winter. So taking this as a good excuse to take a break from work and get out of the house I drove it over to the local gun shop. The only thing that really caught my attention was a reblued Colt Detective Special, with non original wood grips. The only problem was when I started going over it. One of the chambers wasn't locking up at all. The rest locked up nice and tight but this one would let me spin it easily to the next in either direction. They wanted $250 for it and since I don't have anything to tinker with at the moment I was thinking of picking it up. What would be a fair offer and how hard would it be to possibly fix the problem it was having?
     
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    How did the cylinder look? If one of the stop cuts is gone, you're looking at a replacement cylinder. I'd guess the problem resides within the bolt and/or hand, which would probably be less expensive to work on than replacing and refitting the cylinder—if you can find a gunsmith competent to figure out what the problem is and fix it.

    Personally, I'd leave it for someone more adventurous.
     
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