What year was my COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL made?

What year was my COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL made?

The Colt Detective Special was first produced in 1927 and last produced in 1995….Dating Your Colt Detective Special.

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A (prefix) 1969-1970
B (prefix) 1970-1972
C (prefix) 1972-1973
D (prefix)* 1966-1969*

Does Colt still make the Detective Special?

The Detective Special uses a slightly smaller frame than the Colt Official Police or Smith & Wesson Model 10 (K-Frame) revolvers, but is larger than the five-shot Smith & Wesson Model 36/Model 38/Model 42 (J-frame) revolvers….Colt Detective Special.

Detective Special
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer Colt

Where is the serial number on COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL?

The easiest way of finding out what series of Detective Special you have is to search the serial number of your revolver (found on the frame, visible when the cylinder is open) through Colt’s website for free.

How much is a 38 Colt Detective Special?


SOLD: 4 months ago UPC:
LOCATION: Kulpmont, PA 17834 SKU:

Is the Colt Detective Special A good gun?

The Detective Special is an old gun, yet it still manages to keep up in this world of wonder pocket pistols due to the demand for small and reliable pistols. I think Colt did make the right choice in resurrecting the DS for their re-entry into the double action revolver market.

When did the first Colt Detective Special come out?

For a deeper dive into the history of the Colt Detective Special check out our blog post covering it. Colt First Issue Detective Special Revolver. Sold May 2019 for $2,300. The start date of the First Issue of Colt Detective Specials is easy enough to pin down as it was 1927, when the revolver was first released.

What is the serial number of a junior Colt?

Junior Colt .25 Junior Colt .22, .25 & Colt Auto Cal.25 from 1970 Kit .38 Special (.38 Special Caliber) Kit .38 Special (.45 ACP) Kit Conversion .45 – .22 Kit Conversion .22 – .45 Model 1900 Model 1902 Sporting Model 1902 Military* 1918-1929

How much is a Colt 38 Special Detective worth?

Colt .38 Special Detective made in 1930 Police Positive PRICE: $800.00 MANUFACTURER: Colt

When was the third issue Colt revolver discontinued?

The Third Issue revolvers are often quite desirable among collectors because they were the first Issue rated for .38 Special +P ammunition. The Third Issue and Detective Special as a model was discontinued in 1986.