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Question Colt Agent

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Doublet, Mar 22, 2009.

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  1. Doublet

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    How do i know if a Colt Agent I have is a Round or Square Butt . Was manufacture in 1976 . Has a R Stamped on right side grip frame . Thx.
     
  2. saemetric

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    If made in 1976 it would be a square butt, commonly known as a short square butt. All D frames after 1966 had the "short" square butt.
     
  3. Old Fuff

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    Right! Colt intentionally cut the frame short so that a user could use any stocks made for the D-frame line. These would include the Detective Special, Police Positive Special, and Diamondback, as well as other models. You can convert any short-frame model to any stock configuration or size you want. :cool:
     
  4. Jim Watson

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    As I recall, the Agent was the first of the short grip frame D Colts. Normally seen with short service style grip panels to match.

    Later (1966 per saemetric) Colt started making all D frames that length and supplied the other models with grips that wrapped under the butt to fill them out to the standard outline.
     
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