TBH's Colt detective spl.. (she has three Colts, I've got none hmm...)

TBH's Colt detective spl.. (she has three Colts, I've got none hmm...)

One of the first of the third series Colt detective spl's... The shrouded ejector rod being the major change in the third series.. The revolver era was alive and well in the seventies, and both Colt and Smith made snub nose revolvers for detectives, or any staff working out of uniform.. Smiths chiefs model out sold Colts "dic spl" by huge numbers, with agencie cost being the prime factor..

Both are great carry pieces, Smith gets the nood for DA smothness, but the over all fit and finnish of the Colt is obvious when compared side by side.. The big advantage of the Colt is the six round to five, but of course that makes it a heavier piece as well..

This particular gun was a NIB trade for cash by the widow of an LA detective..The dealer i've metioned in other posts (Grand & 75th PHX) had just taken it in from the widow who stated her husband had purchased it as a retirement present, and didn't believe her husbad had ever shot it..The condition suports this, and we all know that generation had a tendency to tell the truth, so guessing thats a fact.. Really can't remember what i payed for it, but i do remember it being a great buy..

This is my darln's bed side piece, and to borrow Mr T's expression, i "pitty the fool" who makes her use it.. Ok i don't, but i am pretty confident that all six rounds will hit center mass..

On an unrelated note.. we've got snow.. guessing down to about six inches from the earlier nine plus.. Sure it will be close to spring temperature tomorrow, and that means big time storms for those east of us..

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2 years 36 weeks ago, 1:03 PM

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Nice!

I have one exactly like this! Love them!

2 years 36 weeks ago, 1:31 PM

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nice

gotta love those detective specials

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2 years 36 weeks ago, 2:43 PM

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I like it.

Very fine gun. I give G high marks on this one.

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2 years 36 weeks ago, 2:44 PM

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colt

Pure classic!!!

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2 years 36 weeks ago, 9:12 PM

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the "multiple" post was a for real weather issue.. i waited for a solid 4 to 5 min on each one of them.. all the time the little circles spining.. sheesh.. had to do the three finger exit to get out. anyway my sincer thanks to which ever mod cleaned up the mess..

Funny thing is i was so pleased with the picture i thought.. ok this time their wont be any more of those pesky embarrasing picture moments.. (ya miss that sp check yet lol) wind up with my first triple post.. sheesh.. keep the geez away from cameras..

Thanks for the compliment guys, i had it in a basket weave bianci break front holster, this whole thing came about because G asked for a diffrent holster for it. her parting comments when i took it back to the "locker" were "i WANT my gun back honey"... Have it in a cheap balistic for the moment.. (JD.. think you could do something sorta "fem" buddy, i'll.pm you tomorrow.. maybe purp, with initials)

Daisy, i know already have tenitus.. doesn't seem to be worse tho.. sorry for your "yelling" thing, i get the same sorta disgusted tone when G repeats anything..ok everything.. i swear she says it softer the second time around..

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2 years 36 weeks ago, 9:18 PM

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Very nice

That is a sweet piece greg !

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
2 years 36 weeks ago, 11:06 PM

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ISD...

thanks John, not like my other "beaters" this one is imaculate.. thinking of getting her some mother of pearl girps for it.. the contrast on the royal blue would look good.. The single action on it is great, but typical stacking colt in da.. spoiled by my smiths.. yeah i might talk to you about some sorta cover for it.. now that az has gone cc she does carry when alone..got some of vaq's lead in it.. least no ones going to litigate with target rounds..

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2 years 33 weeks ago, 10:35 PM

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reminds me

Reminds me of a .38 S&W snubbed nose

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