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Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Ala Dan, Nov 6, 2006.

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  1. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Here is a beautiful pic of my 1966 model Colt Detective Special~!:cool: :D

    Sorry for the bad pic, as the Coltwood grips look a little grainey;
    and the lighting wasn't the greatest in the world.
     

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    That is a beauty. Everytime I think I have no practical use for another steel .38 snub nosed, I see a Colt like yours and feel the class inherent in such a beautifully made weapon.
     
  3. P95Carry

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    I am more Smith than Colt Dan but have to say - that fella is a classic.

    From a collection POV I do wish I was better equipped with Colts. Just have to ''make do'' with my Smiths! LOL
     
  4. 10-Ring

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    Oh, I'm jealous! You've got a beauty there brother! ;)
     
  5. Doug.38PR

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    Nice!! I got one too from the same year.

    Can I ask you something. Could you look down your sights and see if they are lined up exactly? Or are they leaning a hair to the left (it's barely noticable if it's there) Mine has a slight lean (not enough to throw the sights off affecting my shot but it is there) I am wondering if all 2cond gens had this little quirk (seems like I heard Dfariswheel say that at some point on one of the forums)
     
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    Nice Colt!

    I've so far only been able to afford one nice Colt and it looks exactly like yours.
     
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    Doug, all the DS models (or Cobra etc) that I have seen have no noticable problem with front sight.

    But I have a snubbie Lawman with the front sight machined crooked. Really, looking straight down on it, I can see that the thinnest part of the sight is not in line with the base part, and hence not in line with the bore. Needless to say, this gun has the barrel rotated an amazing amount, in order to shoot straight.

    Bart Noir
     
  8. MM

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    AD,
    Great minds think alike!
    SatCong
     

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    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    My old eyes are so worn out, that I can't tell it if my front sight is ever so
    slightly leaning~!:uhoh: I have another Colt 2nd series (1947-1972) DS
    that is factory nickel; and has only been test fired a total of six rounds.
    A very good friend of mine made me a deal I just couldn't refuse; as he
    offered me this old Colt, for a brand spanking new S&W 642. See the
    attached photo, its a little better than the other one; but not as good
    as my friend Sat's.
     

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  10. MM

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    Aw, Shucks!
    AD, you KNOW they're ALL purdy!
    SatCong
    P.S. Reckon Vandy can repeat last year's last game?
     
  11. MM

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    By the by, her's some more Colt eye candy, just for you Dan...
    SatCong
     

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  12. MM

    MM Member

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    and a coupla more...
    SatCong
     

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  13. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Very, very nice indeed Sat my friend- Enjoy:D

    Say, you don't have a Trooper MK-V with the old Coltguard
    finish do you?

    First things first, we have too take care of some business with them
    HOG's Saturday night; but Vandy is lurking to upset someone next
    week~!:uhoh: :eek:
     
  14. MM

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    Those two Troopers are my entire inventory of same to date, but the family's always growing.
    I've been a hometown team boy, all my life, I'm just glad they show up and are, under coach Johnson, apparently improving.
    Too bad 'bout those three UT players arrested and suspended, I'm afraid they are following in the mould of Haynesworth and Pacman, (and not with just local teams) --thuggery before sportsmanship.
    Ok more show me yours, I'll show you mine, watcha got in Smiths?
    (Always wantin' to learn something new...)
    SatCong
     
  15. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Well, let's look and see?

    Looks like I found my 2.5" S&W model 66-4 .357 magnum. Got more, but
    really no pic's of them yet.

    Oh~! BTW, those funky ugly Unlce Mikes rubber grips have been
    replaced with the original walnut RB's with the S&W logo.
     

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    Every time I see a D/S or Cobra it reminds me of my ole AGENT snubnose. That was a nice shooter.

    The only modern COLT revo I've retained is a DIAMONDBACK 22 LR. Here is a pic to go with all his brothers and sisters. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's a pretty 'back, Big, bet she shoots like a dream with that big ol' tube. AD, I really detest the rubber grips on any revovler, my 696 is waiting for a re-boot when I find a sexy look. Here's few Smith's...
    M-10 5" LNIB
    M-43 LNIB
     

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    MM Member

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    and others...
     

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    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Hey Guys-

    Ya'll have some beautiful weaponary there my friends. WoW~! Two
    classics (Colt Diamondback in .22LR) and a (S&W model 43 .22LR
    Kit Gun) on the same thread; what a blast from the past. Guess
    I had better shu't her down, as I don't want too embrass myself.
     
  20. MM

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    and maybe two more...
     

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    oh, yeah, here it is...
    M-28 P&R
     

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    BTW, AD, the D'back is a .38, alas! Thanks for the fun!
    SatCong
     
  23. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Sat My Friend

    Is the last one possibly a S&W model 27; with m-26 being a typo?
    Anyway, very good pics of quite a nice collection.:cool: :D

    FWIW, I was referring too Big G's Diamondback as well.
     
  24. MM

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    D'uh, numbers confuse me so.
    Thanks for the heads up--edited (I think).
    SatCong
     
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    I mostly agree with Mark Twain that an expert is the village idiot, ten miles from home; therefore take the following with a grain of salt.

    I thought Colt had quit using "Coltwood" plastic grips by the mid-50's due to quality control complaints and customer dissatisfaction. My Dick Special is about the same vintage as Ala Dan's, and has nice walnut grips.

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