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Colt Detective Special

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by bac1023, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. bac1023

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    I found a like new 1969 Detective Special with the box and everything. I'm not sure if its ever even been fired. The bluing and grips are perfect, as is the cardboard box.

    I can get it for $700 out the door. Good deal?

    Its the older design before the ejector shroud and really looks nice. Similar models on Gunbroker are going for more than that and value will continue to climb.

    I have no Colt DC in my collection. Should I grab it? Its beautiful.

    Opinions appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. captcurly

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    I have been looking for one for years. It is great shooter and truly a piece of history niow. GO FOR IT and forget the price.
     


  3. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    I think you should get that, bac......

    I'm not sure what the market is on that, but my first thought is you aren't going to be too far off of current value, if any. A Colt DS in that kind of shape just isn't available very often.....consider that, too!

    ooc
     
  4. nbkky71

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    If it is NIB, that certainly is a good price. I've got a 3rd issue Colt DS and really like it a lot.
     
  5. Berto

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    Pricey, IMO, but a nice one like that is probably well worth it.
     
  6. bac1023

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    Yeah, those Colt prices are constantly going up though.
     
  7. Spiffums

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    Why hell ya you should get it. You got the cash Bro and you need it for the collection. If you don't think you can find a nicer piece for about the same money then I'd be all over that. Call the shop and tell em to hold it for ya so no one else gets it.
     
  8. Will that take one of those preciously limited slots you have left? :supergrin:

    Sounds like you're already convinced though!
     
  9. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    I made two extra slots for revolvers and took two slots from the semi-autos. :tongueout:

    The DC is a real nice piece. I may have to pick it up. :supergrin:
     
  10. CAcop

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    I prefer the shrouded DS but if I found a mint DS I would go for it. Mint DS go for about $800 around here. Subtract the SF Bay Area pricing and you are definately in the ballpark.

    I kick myself to this day for not buying that DS in 1998 before Colt stopped making them. As much as I like my 642 I still would like to have a DS that I bought new.
     
  11. Ruble Noon

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    I would go for it. It will hold its value and most likely gain some. 700 seems in the ballpark from looking on Gunbroker but being able to visually inspect before buying would make the one you found more appealing.
    BTW, If I'm ever up your way I need to go to this gun shop of yours.
     
  12. ZekerMan

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    Buy it NOW!!!! You may never see another like it.
     
  13. If you give me the guy's number, maybe I'll buy it so you don't have to :)
     
  14. Bruce M

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    $700 in my opinion is not too high. It might be some months early. But I would guess in 2022 it will seem to be a bargain.
     
  15. 38 Super Fan

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    Sounds good to me Brian, but I'm no expert on Colt revolvers, especially DSs. It sounds like as nice of a DS as you could ask for, just seems like something that would fit in to your collection, and it's a absolute lock to gain value. I love those vinatge Colts, I say go for it. :thumbsup:
     
  16. bac1023

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    I hear you Bruce, but they have gone up.

    Every one like it in the same condition on GB is set even higher.
     
  17. 4 glocks

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    It sounds like a must buy. I can see it now on that brown carpet. Than I can post "congrats".
     
  18. geodan

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    Neat revolver! If I had $700 and the opportunity I'd be on it!
     
  19. bac1023

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    I'll try to make that happen soon. :)
     
  20. If you've got the funds I say go for it! I love my Colt snubbies! :cool:


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