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Colt Detective Special value

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by deercop, Sep 17, 2007.

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  1. deercop

    deercop Member

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    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!
     
  2. Vern Humphrey

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    That's about right -- no bargain, but you're not being cheated, either.
     
  3. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Colt Detective Specials

    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~! ;)
     
  4. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

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    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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