Also note that the people working the phones are rushed, may not be totally familiar with Colt models and have been known to give out incorrect information. Silvertips when the varmints are more likely to be 2-legged. Information provided here is approximate, if you wish to support your investment with the purchase of a complete history and Letter of Authenticity for your firearm or for more information, please contact. . The grips show a few light handling marks.Next
It is in pretty nice shape just needs a cleaning. Our Assessment: This is an exceptionally rare ensemble of items belonging to one of New York Police Department's most highly decorated Detectives, the late Marie Cirile. Superannuated, occasionally asocial curmudgeon with no hard major-party political affiliations. Colt often mixed several models in the same serial number ranges or split models out by caliber. The Second Issue Was made from 1973 to 1991.Next
If you have any questions regarding this item, you should contact the Seller before bidding. This one seems, mechanically very sound - something agreed to by several others who have handled it. Colt Agents were nothing more or less than Dick Special with economical finish. Hey guys, My mom gave me this revolver because I convinced she needed an up grade, so she bought a Sig P250. The cylinder does not have a drag line.
The Agent was intended to be a deep concealment gun that used a special short grip frame and grips to allow easier carry and concealment. I have an Agent like yours, except fitted with an aftermarket hammer shroud. This version had the new heavy, shrouded ejector rod barrel introduced in 1972 on the Detective Special and Cobra, but still used short grips. Mechanics: The single and double actions function correctly. Most people were happy to get their gun repaired and since the barrel was entirely usable, most people didn't care that the gun was one model but the barrel was marked as something else. You can look up the year yours was made at Colt and here. In 1973 Colt changed most of their short barrel guns to use a heavy, shrouded ejector rod barrel, replacing the older 'skinny barrel' exposed ejector rod like your gun.Next
Even after Colt began using unique serial numbers in the 1960's, Colt often combined a number of models into one serial number range. No, I will not trade a Colt Python in exchange for your hot wife and a future first-round draft choice. Type of Finish: The barrel, cylinder and trigger are blued, the frame, crane and sideplate are black anodized aluminum and the front and rear faces of the hammer have a matte black finish while the sides are finished bright. I'm considering a Smith J-frame, but I will keep the Colt, partly because of its place in Colt history and partly because it was my first handgun, twenty-five some years ago. Later, Colt adopted the Agent frame's grip length across the board for the Detective Special and Cobra.Next
Service arm to force the reissue of its predecessor, the interim adoption of the M-1909 New Service. An added issue is Colt's often confusing serial number system. Overall, this handgun rates in about Good to Very Good condition for a service revolver. The number is also stamped on the crane the swing-out arm that holds the cylinder. Most Colt revolvers had the same thread size and it was often possible to install a barrel from a totally different model on a frame. He is asking for a fair offer to a person selling a gun.Next
The trigger is narrow and serrated, and the hammer is narrow and knurled. Later, in 1965 Colt changed all their small frame revolvers to use the same short frame in order to simplify production. For that you have to buy a Colt Archive Letter. Since parts were so difficult to get, it was common for barrels from other models to be used as replacements. You tell him to search gunbroker, which is rife with individuals who are trying to sell firearms for more than they are worth. Grips were checkered walnut made to slightly overlap the bottom of the short grip frame, or smooth wood. Colt that replaced the Model P.Next
If multiple models appear for your serial number simply match the date with the appropriate model, as certain vintage firearms can share serial numbers between different models. So she said i could have this I dont really need it so I was thinking of using it to trade or selling it. Finish Originality: All Original Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. Since many of these guns used the exact same barrel except for the model name stamped on it, we have situations where an owner is convinced he has a rare, unknown model of aluminum frame Detective Special. We are not quite sure what happened then, since the revolver appears unfired since it left the factory. Successful Bidder Instructions: You will be invoiced by the morning following the sale. It was a late production model with the shrouded ejector, and park'ed finish.
If your firearm does not appear in the listing, please understand that this is not a comprehensive database. In 1973 Colt changed most of their short barrel guns to use a heavy, shrouded ejector rod barrel, replacing the older 'skinny barrel' exposed ejector rod like your gun. As to why I choose not to shoot +P loads in this alloy frame Colt,. As far as I can tell this thing has been sitting in a drawer for at least 40 years. Negligently lighting off a round in your trousers could profoundly alter your future. These can also be faxed or emailed. American Express needs to be processed here using the item number from the auction site and the Credit Card Total:.Next