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Old 05-30-2020, 02:12 PM
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Colt detective specials.

Made for a Beverly hills fashion house? How times have changed. It makes you wonder what kind of Kool Aid these people have been drinking in the past few years?

https://www.collectorsfirearms.com/c...pecial-c14777/
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Old 05-30-2020, 02:50 PM
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Past few years? "Inscribed" in 1994 and it was not new then.
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Old 05-30-2020, 08:48 PM
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I'd give $200-300 for that Detective Special with a view to stripping it for a refinish, polishing the engraving off the cylinder and hunting up some factory stocks. Then I'd shoot it.

I couldn't abide having it in the collection looking like that.
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Old 05-30-2020, 10:34 PM
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That is definitely fancy.
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Old 05-30-2020, 11:26 PM
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Looks like it has some kind of leather grips.
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Old 05-30-2020, 11:34 PM
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Good point!

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Past few years? "Inscribed" in 1994 and it was not new then.
I guess that it was a poor choice of words on my part.
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:00 AM
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Makes my inner pimp want to come out... garish is an understatement.
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Old 06-03-2020, 05:51 PM
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Probably bring another 2K if the stocks fit?
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Old 06-04-2020, 09:37 AM
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That's butt ugly
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:12 AM
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Looks like it has some kind of leather grips.
And a pretty sloppy fit too.
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:54 AM
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I had that vintage, unfired and nickle.

Traded it + some $$ to me for a S&W 3" 13-3.

Much prefer the S&W. It's my carry piece and has been comforting in these crazy times.

FWIW, whoever buys that has more money than brains. Saying it's ugly is an understatement.
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Old 06-04-2020, 11:33 AM
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I believe their retail price at Bijan’ Shop was supposed to be $5k.
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Old 06-04-2020, 11:38 AM
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Here’s a more affordable Colt Detective Special, with an uncommon 3” barrel.

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Old 06-04-2020, 02:17 PM
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I'm more into that three-inch myself than I am that Bijan aberration.
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Old 06-04-2020, 02:34 PM
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I like the 3" barreled revolvers; I think they are the right "size".

I also have the following 3" barreled revolvers:

S&W 10-5 Heavy barrel
S&W 686-6+ barrel
Ruger SP101 barrel, DAO
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Old 06-04-2020, 07:56 PM
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I like it.

It would go nicely with my fur coat, big fedora, bell bottoms & platform shoes.

I'll carry it in a white shoulder holster as I drive my Caddy with my Ho's.
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Old 06-04-2020, 08:11 PM
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For one reason or another Mag Man.

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I like it.

It would go nicely with my fur coat, big fedora, bell bottoms & platform shoes.

I'll carry it in a white shoulder holster as I drive my Caddy with my Ho's.
I do not have a whole lot of trouble envisioning you as you describe.
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Old 06-04-2020, 08:19 PM
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I'd give $200-300 for that Detective Special with a view to stripping it for a refinish, polishing the engraving off the cylinder and hunting up some factory stocks. Then I'd shoot it.

I couldn't abide having it in the collection looking like that.
I would too, but I'd just carry it daily for two years in an ankle holster & all the finish & engraving would be gone for free.
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Old 06-05-2020, 03:51 AM
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I'd give $200-300 for that Detective Special with a view to stripping it for a refinish, polishing the engraving off the cylinder and hunting up some factory stocks. Then I'd shoot it.

I couldn't abide having it in the collection looking like that.


I agree with you...donít think Col. Colt had that sort of thing in mind...late 70ís Nickel...


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Old 06-05-2020, 11:11 AM
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USMM guy --------- Actually, I'm the squarest dude to ever walk the planet.

I look like a lawn-mowing suburban dad from 1955. Living across the street from Beaver Cleaver.

But hey, if you picture me as a SuperFly kind of cat, okay, I'll take it.
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Old 06-05-2020, 10:53 PM
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I bought a 1918 Colt M1911 from Collectors Firearms about 25 years ago, and it's one of my absolute favorite guns in my collection. Unfortunately in the years since I've seen the prices of their wares go skyward while the condition of what they sell seems to go down. I haven't seen a really nice WW1 or WW2 1911 on their site in ages, but there are sure a lot of dogs on there priced at least twice as high as I think they're worth. Their other firearms, and especially their militaria seems to be priced the same way. Another similar seller is Simpson Ltd., and they also have similarly questionable guns at similarly ridiculous prices. Someone told me that the really nice guns they get in are sold at auction or at collector meets, while the garbage gets posted on their site. From what I've been seeing I think that's true.
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Old 06-17-2020, 06:01 PM
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Old 06-18-2020, 04:41 PM
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That is a sweet revolver VF-1
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Old 06-18-2020, 06:50 PM
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I like the Colt DS!😉
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