2012 has been an awesome year for me when it comes to classic vintage pistols and revolvers. I'm proud to add this one to the growing list... Here we have a straight serial number Detective Special in immaculate condition. I've been on the look out for a nice example of an early model for a while and now I have found one. It was built in 1960. They don't get much cleaner than this. Apparently, it was sitting in a man's safe for 50+ years. He was the original owner and when he died, his wife sold some of his guns to my local shop, this DS included. I don't think it was shot much if it was shot at all. To find a one owner 52 year-old revolver is rare. To find one in this condition, even more so. Sadly, the box was lost or trashed at some point over the last five decades, but this Colt is a real gem. I especially love the grain pattern of the grips. Here are some pics. I love old Colt and S&W wheelguns. As always, I welcome your thoughts.