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Colt Detective Special year of manufacture?

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Marko Kloos, Feb 6, 2004.

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  1. Marko Kloos

    Marko Kloos Moderator Emeritus

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    I'm usually a Smith & Wesson guy, so I have next to no clue when this particular Colt DS was made.

    It's a Third Issue, I assume, since it has a shrouded ejector rod. SN is F415xx. It has the old style DS Colt medallion grip panels on it, not the later chunky grips.

    Any Colt experts have a clue as to the approximate year of manufacture?
     
  2. Old Fuff

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    Around 1974 ... I think.
     
  3. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    1974 Seems right but the serial numbers changed that year.
     
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