What frame is the Colt Detective Special?
Introduced in 1927, the Detective Special was the first short-barreled revolver produced with a modern swing-out frame. It was designed from the outset to be chambered for higher-powered cartridges such as the ….Colt Detective Special.
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What is the most popular Colt revolver?
Colt Single Action Army revolver
One of the most famous handguns of all time is the Colt Single Action Army revolver. Also known as the Peacemaker, Frontier Six-Shooter and the M1873, the Single Action Army is also a staple of Hollywood films, appearing in virtually every cowboy and western film ever made.
Is Smith and Wesson better than Ruger?
Smith & Wesson has also been the better investment, offering returns of nearly 1,000% over the past decade compared to just 250% for a similar investment in Ruger. Smith & Wesson has higher name recognition than any other brand of gun, and one of every two revolvers owned today is a Smith & Wesson.
What kind of finish does scandium snub nose revolver have?
Scandium is light and tough…but not as tough as steel. The barrel shroud, frame, and cylinder all have a nice matte black finish. “Smith & Wesson” is nicely laser etched on the left side of the barrel shroud. “Airweight” and the S&W logo are etched onto the right side of the frame.
What’s the difference between a Colt and a s and W?
Colts lack a lug, while S&Ws don’t. (Photo: Francis Borek) Most historians agree that one serious mistake Colt made was firing Rollin White who presented him with a patent for a bored-through revolver cylinder.
How big is the barrel of a Colt Detective Special?
Though originally offered in .32 caliber, the most common of the Colt Detective Specials were chambered for the .38 Special cartridge fed from a 6-shot cylinder and had a 2-inch barrel. (Some models with 3-inch barrels can also be found.)
What kind of barrel does a Smith and Wesson Model 10 have?
After a small prototype run of Model 10-6 revolvers in .357 Magnum caliber, Smith & Wesson introduced the Model 13 heavy barrel in carbon steel and then the Model 65 in stainless steel. Both revolvers featured varying barrel weights and lengths—generally three and four inches with and without underlugs (shrouds).