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Just Another Colt Agent...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Cocked & Locked, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. Cocked & Locked
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    ...with some vintage Bucheimer leather and Peters wadcutters.

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  2. Blacksmoke

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    Very nice, indeed!

    I carried one of the old model Agent's, the unshrouded ejector rod, in the early '70s. This one should serve you well.
     
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    This one is 1976 vintage. It probably knows some things it can't share.

    Your earlier one you carried could tell some good stories thru your experiences!
     
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    Very nice
     
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  5. bannockburn

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    A beautiful example of a classic Colt snubnose! Love the equally vintage J.M. Buchheimer holster and box of Peters .38 Special wadcutters.
     
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    Lovin' that leather ! The wheelie too !
     
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  7. Blkhrt13

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    That USA fine revolver for sure!
     
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  8. Blkhrt13

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    There is just something super awesome about a old school combo of a classic revolver and holster combo.
     
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  9. Walkalong

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    That's a beauty.
     
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  10. Monac

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    Cocked & Locked, that is a handsome gun. And I have always like that style of Remington 38 Wadcutter box.

    If you like that Colt, you should look around for a Police Positive 4th Issue. It is your gun with a steel frame, full size grips, and a 4 inch barrel. To me, it is one of the best looking revolvers ever made. Colt did not make a lot of them because they found they could sell all the Diamondbacks they could make, which was the same gun only "Pythonized". The exact equivalent to your Agent would be the alloy-framed Viper, but they are even scarcer, and priced accordingly.
     
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  11. ColtPythonElite

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    I have one that I like to drop in my front pocket when wearing a suit.
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  12. bannockburn

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    Now that gives new meaning to an old school classic as to the definition of a "Pocket Protector"!
     
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    That mid 70s Agent IMHO are the best years. I recently sold a NIB Cobra from 70 that is the same except for grip length. It sold for $1000 , I bought it 20 years ago for $350 and it stayed in the safe while the Ugly parkerized Agents got used (up :) ) . Nice vintage display!
     
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    Bought it new in 1973. Never had to draw it fortunately. Sold it to a retired SFPD officer I worked with and do not know much about it then. Not much to say other than it shot well enough at close targets.
     
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    Yoou don't see lines like that any more
     
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    Man, that's pretty!
     
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    That's a beautiful Agent. Mine's been shot a lot more than yours. I got a heck of a deal on it because some bubba had done the "steel rod in the mainspring" trick and it wouldn't function reliably in DA mode. I was able to VERY carefully rebend the spring and got it working well. If you can find one, the Colt Police Positive MK V is basically just a detective special with a 4 inch barrel and is a joy to carry and shoot
     
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    There was always something special about Colt's polishing and bluing folks. I believe their stuff is consistently a work of art because they were TRUE craftsmen!
     
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    ^ my thoughts as well, that deep bluing is something else.
     
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