Colt Detective Special Double Action Revolver with Scarce 3 Inch Barrel
- Condition : Good
The Colt Detective Special is a carbon steel framed double-action short-barreled revolver, and is an example of a class of firearms known to gun enthusiasts as “snubnosed”, “snubbies” or “belly-guns”. As the name “Detective Special” suggests, this model revolver was used as a concealed weapon by plainclothes police detectives.
The Detective Special was initially available in both bright blued and nickel finishes; a stainless steel finish replaced the nickeled option during the Fourth Series. For the Second Series, calibre options were .32 New Police, .38 New Police, and .38 Special; only .38 Special was offered for the other Series. The standard barrel length was 2 inches, but also a (rare) three-inch-barrel was offered during the Second and Third Series.
- Manufacturer: Colt Model: Detective Special
- Manufactured in 1975.
- BBL: 3 inch round
- Calibre: .38 Special
- Finish: blue
- Grips: walnut
- Cylinder Capacity: 6
- Engravings: Name of previous owner
- This firearm was probably never shot.