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Colt Detective Special

Discussion in 'The Snubbie Club' started by METS, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. METS

    METS

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    I just picked up a Colt Detective Special according to the serial number it was produced in 1965 it is in very good shape.The thing that bothers me is it rattles when I shake it (unloaded of course) is this common for an older Colt?
     
  2. banger

    banger

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    The answer to your question depends on what you call a "rattle".

    If you are referring to a slight "ticking" sound, this is likely the internal firing pin block and completely normal.

    If on the other hand, there is movement in the cylinder or trigger/hammer group, this is not normal and indicates a significant problem.

    Hope this vague answer is helpful.
     

  3. METS

    METS

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    May 22, 2010
    After doing an internet search on the matter I realized it was the block gave the colt a good cleaning and oiled it.the next day you could barely hear it.Thanks for the reply.