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Used Colt Detective Special Revolver, 3rd Series, .38 Special
Item No. 736616
Used Colt Detective Special Revolver, 3rd Series, .38 Special is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
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Used Colt Detective Special Revolver, 3rd Series, .38 Special

Used Colt Detective Special Revolver, 3rd Series, .38 Special is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
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Item No. 736616
$558.59 $569.99
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The Colt Detective Special is a 6-shot, carbon steel framed, 2" barreled, double-action revolver, and it's the first example of a class of firearms known as "snub-nose revolvers." Made by Colt's Manufacturing Company, the Detective Special Revolver was intended to be a concealed weapon used by plain-clothes police detectives.

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 .38 Special. The Detective Special uses a slightly smaller frame than the Colt Official Police or Smith & Wesson Model 10 (K-Frame) revolvers.

Colt's Detective Special went through several series. This Third Series ran from 1973 to 1986. A new shroud extended down from the barrel, enclosing and protecting the ejector rod, and the front sight was changed to a full ramp. New, oversized wood grip stocks were introduced that covered the front frame strap.

Condition: Used
Caliber: .38 Special
Action: Double Action
Capacity: 6 rounds
Sights: Fixed Open
Barrel Length: 2"
Overall Length: 6.75"
Weight: 21 oz.
Finish: Blued
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  • Carbon steel framed with blued finish
  • 2" barreled, snub-nose revolver
  • Detective Special designed for concealed carry by plain-clothes detectives
  • Extended shroud protects the ejector rod
  • Full ramp fixed sight
Action Double Action Revolver
Barrel Length 2.00 in
Caliber .38 Special
Condition Used
Firearm Capacity 6
Firearm Model Colt Detective Special
Firearm Type Handgun
Firearm Weight 1 lb. 5 oz.
Frame Carbon Steel
Sights Fixed
Unit Weight 3.00 lb
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Shooter I really like this pistol. Mine had been reblued at some point, although there is some light pitting under the new blueing. Also, it feels like the trigger action has been worked on, as it is very smooth in both single and double action. The grips were ok, but I replaced them with some Hogue rosewood grips and it looks and feels great. The only minus is one of the cylinders was a little rough, but I managed to polish it out. Oh, and it shoots where you aim it.
Date published: 2021-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value I am delighted! Great value, gun was exactly like described, super condition considering age and type. Will continue to shop at Gander, I am delighted with this purchase.
Date published: 2021-03-25
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Has this revolver been reblued?

Asked by: tacmike
What is the overall condition of this gun to include barrel (1-10)?
Answered by: Jimmy
Date published: 2021-02-16
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