1974 Colt Detective Special 99%+ Collector’s Grade In The Box


Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Detective Special
Caliber: .38 Special
Barrel Length: 2 inch
Capacity: 6
Frame Finish: Blued
Grips: Original Walnut Target


1974 COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL, 6-shot, .38 Special revolver with a 2″ barrel and a flawless original factory blued finish.  In 1927,  Colt decided to offer it’s popular Police Positive Special with a 2″ barrel.  In a stroke of pure genius- Colt decided that this new version should be named the Colt Detective Special. For the next 50 years, the Colt Detective Special was the preferred revolver for Police Detectives, Undercover Officers, and off duty Policemen throughout the US. During those years the vast majority of all police officers owned a Colt Detective Special. The Detective Special was so popular because it was an easily concealable handgun that was powerful and held six rounds. It was also prized for its accuracy and high standards of fit and finish, especially  when compared to other revolvers of its category. Many consider the Detective Special to be the finest “snubby” revolver produced. This particular example was manufactured in 1974 and is in extraordinary condition. The finish is deep and inky and there is no evidence whatsoever of firing. With this high condition finish, this beauty is most likely unfired since the factory test fire.  The original factory walnut grips are absolutely pristine. This firearm is a very difficult-to-find, extremely high condition example of the famous Colt Detective.  Ships 100% complete in the original serialized factory box, along with the manual, hangtag and other factory paperwork. Please see photos for item condition and details and do not hesitate to contact us directly with any questions at [email protected]

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