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Colt Detective Special

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Whitewolf 508, Jul 13, 2008.

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  1. Whitewolf 508

    Whitewolf 508 Member

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    I have seen a number of clubs dedicated to the various S&W revolvers. How about a club dedicated to the Detective Special?

    I first encountered the DS when I was around 10 years old when a friend of my father's who was a NY State Police BCI investigator came over for dinner and took off his jacket and I saw the gun. After dinner, he and my great uncle had a friendly competiton- his DS vs.Rob's 1911. He did very well which was a surprise considering Rob's shooting skills.

    I ran into him again in the 1970's after he had retired. His retirement gift was a brand new nickel plated DS with the shrouded barrel. I was quite impressed with the gun. As far as I know he never shot it.

    Later on when I obtained my permit, I hunted for the perfect DS. I found it 5 years ago and have been carrying it daily ever since.

    I like the way the grip fits my hand and the extra shot. Speedloaders for this fit my Model 19 also and I am not hesitant to use Plus P loads in it as long as I do not over do.
     
  2. doc540

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    Here's my application to join

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  3. Guillermo

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  4. csmkersh

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    This could almost be a charter membership application;


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  5. NCBeagle

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    This will be one of my favorite threads ever.

    Here is one Detective Special...

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    and a pair of 1975 Cobras.

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  6. Boats

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    I like mine better than any J-Frame I have ever owned or shot.

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  7. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    but please count me in~! I own 3x second series (1947-1972) Colt
    Detective Specials; as well as a late '72 [or very early '73?] Colt
    Agent. The two blued DS's are all original, and date back to 1966;
    while the 1971 factory nickel DS has only been test fired a total
    of six times; and is in pristine condition. The Colt Agent is from
    the "first run" of the second series Agent's; as it has a glossy
    blue finish, with the same grips as the earlier model DS's. All
    of these are 'safe queens", to eventually be passed down to
    my daughter and grand-daughter~! ;) :D
     
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  8. prescobd

    prescobd Member

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    Me too

    Also no pictures. I have 4 Colt D frame snubs:
    2" SF-VI
    2" DS-II
    3" DS-II
    2" Agent (80's version, parkerized)

    Also, have 2 4" D frames
    Police Positive Special MKV
    SF-VI
     
  9. Vern Humphrey

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    Also no pics, but I have a 2nd series that I picked up for $225 a few years back. I made an IWB holster for it and added a Tyler T-grip. Great carry gun!
     
  10. GunTech

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    Not the greatest pic

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  11. pogo2

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    Also like the Colt DS

    I bought the one below new in 1993 or so, and have shot it quite a bit at the range. I have carried it in a DeSantis speed scabbard and it conceals very well. I especially like the trigger feel on this gun, both single and double action.

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  12. MarshallDodge

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    This is Mrs. Dodge's that had been pimped a little when I got it:
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    It may be for sale if Springfield gets the bugs out of her EMP.
     
  13. Frizzman

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    I don't have any pictures but I do have a Defective Special, a Cobra and an Agent...My favorite "snub" revolvers!!!Sign me up!!!
     
  14. sarge83

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    Love my CDS!
     
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  15. Frank Ettin

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    I like mine. It's like what Joe Friday carried in the original Dragnet.

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    Works okay too.

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  16. cmidkiff

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    Sign me up...

    I love my little Colt.

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    Here's my entry into the club.
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  18. Cosmoline

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    Call me a luddite, but I don't think snubs ever got any better than the DS. My carry piece is from cira 1953.

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  19. pogo2

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    Cosmoline:

    Your Detective Special is from 1953 but your computer keyboard behind it looks like Smith Corona 1938 or so.
     
  20. ak-kev

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    I absolutely love mine. I cant get enough of them. Here they are. You just cant go wrong with the Colt!! :p

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  21. Cosmoline

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    I'm afraid I have "retro" tastes in a lot of things. IIRC I calculated the SN on that maroon S-C to about 1933. I have a similar black standard portable from 1940 and it has a number of additional features. The modern economy can collapse and oil can sell for $1,000 a barrel, but all the items in that photo will still be working 100%. I'd be happy if I could clank away on my S-C in the office while smoking a pipe and listening to Paul Whiteman on the crystal set.

    Get off my lawn you kids!
     
  22. Blacksmoke

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    When my ex-wife wanted a handgun, the DS was what I got her. She was not much of a shooter but really liked this gun. I tried swapping it from here with a S&W Ladysmith. No dice. I tried a Walther PPKs, no dice. She really kind of fell into the Colt mystique.

    It is about the perfect CCW piece.
     
  23. CZ 75 BD

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    One is 1965 the other 1968 I believe. How about them pimp grips?
     
  24. Euclidean

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    Poor picture, the finish actually looks much nicer than this but here you go:

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  25. longears9

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    Colt DS

    I met my 1st Colt DS back in the 60s. A local sheriff deputy and friend of the family carried it as a back up gun while on duty and also when off duty. I bought one back in 84 and have carried it and have had fun with it ever since.I purchased a Bianchi 8L Shadow holster for it and have found the holster to be very comfortable. It rides high enough to be easily concealable. Having large hands, I installed Pachmayr grips. This gun is strickly self defense and with 6 shoots and it's smooth action it's the best I've ever owned in a 38sp.
     
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