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Would you trade?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Quoheleth, Sep 27, 2012.

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  1. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Member

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    I have a Colt Detective Special, 1968 manufacture per Colt's customer service rep's SN lookup. The gun is a shooter, not a collector. Bluing is probably 75%, give or take a bit. One grip is cracked, but they are original Colt grips. Gun is tight and in good mechanical condition.

    Would you trade my Colt for a gently used Ruger LCR?

    Curious to see opinions.

    Q
     
  2. snooperman

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    No way, You have 6 shots and a real classic that is not being made anymore. I would not consider such a trade. My 2 cents.
     
  3. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    NO!
    If didn't know you to be a man of honor , I would think you daft.
     
  4. 351 WINCHESTER

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    No and heck no. That old Colt is like a Swiss watch and was built by real craftsmen.
     
  5. gspn

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    I wouldn't...but then again...I don't want an LCR.

    If you like the deal...do it. I had two colt detective specials. I gave one to a buddy as a retirement gift...the other i'm keeping (1962 manuf.).
     
  6. Arkansas Paul

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    No freakin way I would.
    But that's me.
     
  7. weisse52

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    No...no...and No. I owned a Ruger LCR and it was a nice piece. But they still make them by the truckload. Keep that Colt.
     
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    Only possible way is if it were my LCR :)
     
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    That did it, Alice - that did it. You have just broken the camel's back with that straw. One of these days... One of these days... POW! Right in the kisser! :D
     
  10. rswartsell

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    DS for me please, even with more problems than described. I'll work with it. LCR? First real problem and I'm looking for the recycling bin.
     
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    I'm the lone dissenter, don't care for Colt DA revolvers and I really like LCR's. I don't know what the value of a shooter Colt is, but if the dollars are in line with what an LCR goes for I'd be making that trade.
     
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    Nooooo!!!!!
     
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    I'd love to have a "shooter" quality Detective Special.

    No way I'd trade it away for an LCR.
     
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    I think you are getting the short end of the trade if the LCR is used by about $50-$75. I like Detective Specials, but they are just guns same as any other. It is not particularly collectable.
     
  17. ColtPythonElite

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    Not for 2 LCRs.
     
  18. Old Dog

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    In the name of all that is holy, no! No! And no! A classic for a ... piece of plastic? Argh!
     
  19. shiftyer1

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    If the colt didn't suit me and the ruger does....yes
     
  20. bannockburn

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    No way, no how.

    The only trade I would consider would be for an upgrade to a nicer Detective Special, Agent, or Cobra.
     
  21. dgroff85

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    Okay, I will play.....NO! :)
     
  22. Quoheleth

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    [in Howard Wallowitz voice]

    Okay, okay...stop yelling at me, ma!

    [/off]

    Thanks for setting me straight. What on earth was I thinking? :eek:

    Q
     
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    more of same here, no. the colt since its a shooter would be a cool gun to fix up new grips, maybe re-blue or really tick the purist's off by parkerizing or guncote'n.
     
  24. PRM

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    I would personally rather live next door to someone who owns a Colt as to have the other...LOL
     
  25. Vern Humphrey

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    Anyone who offered me a LCR for my Colt DS would find himself looking for his teeth!
     
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