Colt was back in the double action revolver world. This means if it is fired indoors in a self-defense situation two problems will probably occur. The voluptuous curves of this tidy little pistol lack the harsh geometry of modern utilitarian service pistols. And the single action trigger is absolutely lovely. I will look for one next month at the Ohio Gun Collector's Meeting. However, greater men than I have won many a gunfight armed with weapons so designed.
Features The Detective Special typically had a two-inch barrel though a model with a three-inch barrel was also available. Later issues of this handgun had a less distinct appearance. How many Fitz guns were built is known only to the Colt factory. The flat black Detective Special was called the Colt Commando Special. There is a well-attended religion that orbits around the nuances of collecting old revolvers, and I am not qualified to expound on the minutiae that define that particular gospel. Not to be outdone however, only 12 months later, the firearms world was sent into a frenzy when a photo of an alleged magazine advertisement for a new Colt revolver was leaked to social media. The shape of the hammer spur was changed and it was grooved instead of checkered.
Only a few days later, on January 1, did Colt confirm it was true. Easier to conceal, but a loss in velocity. Eddie Hall 1996 One of the Doyle's men 1996 King Benny 1996 A gang member nickel plated 3rd Gen 1996 Detective Bud White 1997 Lt. If this is something you worry about, just use non-+P ammo at all times—there are good options out there even for self-defense purposes. Enjoy it with standard pressure ammo. The topic I am now fully qualified to orate upon, however, is what these delightful little guns look like on the inside. Please read our online The Coltautos.
The old style narrow grips were changed to a new combat style that wrapped around the front and bottom of the frame and the trigger was now smooth instead of grooved. Brubaker 1977 3rd Generation 1978 Mhin Van Thieu 1978 John Neville nickel-plated, pearl grips 1978 Laura Mars nickel-plated, pearl grips 1978 Nick 1978 Spiros 3rd Generation 1978 A robber 1978 Various Lizzies gangmember 1979 A criminal 1979 A thug 1979 Peter Falk Vincent Ricardo 1979 Robert Forster Turk 1rd Generation 1979 Miles Kendig 1980 Det. In the mid-1980's Colt was undergoing a long strike and didn't have enough workers qualified to do the polishing on the entire Colt line. Grips for Colt Detective Special A proper gun grip is the first part on your Colt Detective Special that you will come into contact with while reaching for it in the holster. Pistol grips which protrude below the weapon and are not integrated with the shoulder stock i.
Since the Verified Proof stamp is stamped on the left front of the trigger guard and that area was cut away during the conversion, the mark was usually re-stamped on the rear of the guard. The manual recommends that steel frame guns, e. The guns made from 1927 to 1946 are known as the First Issue series. I know they were designed before anyone thought to do a heavy load, just wondered if it would hold together if I ever shot it in it. This gets involved and can be confusing. Cracks and metal fatigue can be cumulative and be unrecognizable by the naked eye.
FitzGerald, a Colt shooter, began to cut the Police Positive guns down to two inches for use as belly guns. When he testified at the trial of his infant son's kidnapper and murderer, Lindbergh was wearing his Fitz Detective Special in a shoulder holster. Since even factory archive letters have been faked, a wise buyer will order a new Archive letter before paying. To know before buying So with such a history, does the handling match up to the hype? It was not unusual in those days for the Detective Special to be as much a badge of office as the actual police badge, and detectives often opened their coat to show the gun to identify themselves instead of showing their badge. Internally, the Commando Special was fitted and finished as well as the polished Detective Special model.
Green 1974 Biker 1974 Bennie 1974 Ray Petrie 1974 Norman Bristow Captain Denver 1974 Roy Jenson Claude Mulvihill 1st Gen 1974 Elliott Gould Detective Michael Keneely 1st Gen 1974 Jerry 1st Gen 1974 Commander Swann 1975 Al Capone 1975 1975 Harry Moseby 1975 Police officer 3rd Generation 1975 The hitman With and without sound suppressor 1975 Giuliana Raimondi 1975 Lew Harper 1975 Dr. Snub noses are a double edged sword. Are you looking for a grip for Colt Detective Special? And this type of failure could be caused by a combination of other problems such as cartridge case failure or a bullet lodged in the barrel occuring at the same time high power ammo is used. Fit and function are monotonously identical, and every single component will fit every single gun. He carried his altered revolvers in his front pants pockets, and designed his guns to be as fast into action as possible. In others, it might be safer to avoid them unless a true emergency actually arises.
It was that final interplay between flesh and steel that made the gun perfect, polishing out its eccentricities and imbuing it with its own unique personality. Wilson 1973 Daisuke Jigen 1974 Various Actors Police Detectives 1974 Agent Dodds 1974 William J. It was compact, powerful, strong, and held six rounds. In fact, FitzGerald went even further and bobbed the hammerspurs and cut out the front of the trigger guards in an attempt to make a real speed gun. A famous owner of a Fitz Colt was Charles Lindbergh. It was made from 1984 to 1986. So, as a means of maintaining production Colt offered a series of revolvers with an unpolished flat matte black blued finish.