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Help w/ COLT Det. Spec.

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Brucev, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Brucev

    Brucev

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    My father died 9/07. I was to have received his little COLT Det. Spec. 3rd model, i.e., w/ shroud on ejector rod, rubber grips, about 90-93% condition. Long story... it went to someone else.

    Today I found a COLT Det. Spec. identical in every way to the one my father owned except it is in better condition... 95% or better... just a small amount of thinning of the bluing on the trigger guard. It shows no evidence of having been fired. The gunshop owner and I spoke and he said he would sell it for $510 plus tax. I have about 25 minutes before I have to leave. If anyone knows anything about what is a reasonable price for this pistol I would appreciate whatever help they might offer. Sincerely. brucev.<!-- google_ad_section_end --> <!-- / message --> <!-- sig --> __________________
     
  2. Baba Louie

    Baba Louie

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    If it checks out right and tight, buy it.
    Might try to dicker a bit if no box/papers, but I wouldn't press it too far.
     

  3. silversport

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    I have seen them between $499 to $899...if it is clean and tight get it...
    the Dick Special is a great D frame (in Coltspeak) snubby...full steel in a nice blue holds 6 rounds...
    Bill
     
  4. Messer

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    The local shop here just sold a very clean Detective Special, and it went for $500.00. So they are asking a fair price.

    Since Colt is out of the double action revolver game, what's out there is all there is - you want it, get it!!! I have two Detective Specials, and one Colt Cobra (Aluminum framed Detective Special), they are great guns.

    Hope you buy it - put up pics when you do.

    Take care,
    Bob S.
     
  5. Brucev

    Brucev

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    I got to the gunshop 12 minute before closing time. Thankfully they had not yet closed out the registers. It took all of about 7 minutes to buy the COLT and get back in the road. I had $125 cash from small change that I had been saving. I paid the rest with a check.

    This little pistol is as clean as a whistle. It has some thinning of the blue on the trigger guard. There is no blue wear anywhere else on the pistol. If it has been fired, it could not have been much. It is in excellent condition. The single action trigger pull is crisp. The double-action is smooth. The screw heads are unturned. The grips are black rubber with a silver COLT medallion. The entire pistol is just as pretty as a watch.

    I will have to visit some church members tomorrow at the hospital. Then I will have to do some office work. After I finish, I will take some photos of the COLT. When my wife gets home she will help me get them up at Flicker, which is the site she uses for her knitting projects. Sincerely. Brucev.
     
  6. den888

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    Congrats, sounds like you got a good deal ! Looking forward to the pics ! I love Colt DS revolvers.
     
  7. Brucev

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    very nice...enjoy
    Bill
     
  9. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    [​IMG]


    Man, you did good. Congrats!!
     
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  11. Brucev

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    I would sure like to know how to take a picture off Flicker and put it up here at GT. Where can one find instructions? Sincerely. Brucev.
     
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    Detective Specials happen to by my personal favorite Colt revolvers... pure, classic, magnificent!

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  13. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I royally suck at computer speak, but I'll try;

    Go to your Flicker account, opening another page ( don't close your Glocktalk page).

    Find the picture you want. In this instance, I went to your link from here (GT) and clicked on a pic of the gun from the thumbnails.

    I chose one, and clicked on it.

    So I'm looking at a larger pic now of the one I chose, this will be the one I put up here at GT, just like the last one.

    So looking at the pic, I right-click on my mouse; a list pops up....

    View Image
    Copy Image
    Copy image location (....etc)

    I chose "properties" and left-click on that.

    Another small window opens.

    On there, is another list with data,

    Location
    Type
    Image dimensions (..etc)

    there will be information next to each. We want the "Location".

    The data next to location looks like this:

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4430811916_52ed508ec9.jpg

    You need to highlight that info by left clicking next to it and moving the mouse straight across. It will turn blue as if marked by a highlighter pen.

    You will then place your icon on that blued section, right-click again, and choose "copy".

    Then you come back to your Glocktalk page and 'reply'
    section, and paste the saved info, by right-clicking and choosing 'paste'.

    Now, you have this.

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4430811916_52ed508ec9.jpg


    Now (last step)

    put [​IMG] on the right of the info, like this

    [​IMG]

    You should get your pic.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Arkhog

    Arkhog Slightly Bitter

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    You don't need us to tell you how well you did. That gun is outstanding!
     
  15. diamondmike

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    The Colt detective special is one hell of a good snub nose revolver.

    I have one that is nickel plated with factory wood grips on it.
    I could never get used to the wood grips when shooting it so I put a pair of pachmeyer grips on it.
    But now since I keep it in my safe and never shoot it anymore I put the wood grips back on it for looks.

    Back in the day the Colt sold for around $350 dollars and now since they no longer make the revolver that I know of $500 would not be out of the question.
    It really depends on if the buyer wants to pay the extra to have the gun.
     
  16. Brucev

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    Dear Berto... Thank you. I suppose I will now begin to post pictures of all sorts of things that go "Bang!" Sincerely. Brucev.