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Old 03-30-2012, 05:34 PM   #11
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Is it just me or is the grip after market ? As long as the timing & lock up are good, you did well and I'm sure we all look fwd to a range report. The trick w fixed sights is finding a load that shoots point of aim.

I got lucky, the gent I bought my chiefs special off of gave me a box of Winchester Silvertips 110 gr. HP that shoot exactly POA. Even though all steel, recoil was stiff w 158 gr reloads. Yet, older 38s were often regulated for 158 gr fodder.

Good luck & Enjoy the Range Time.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:21 PM   #12
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I bought this one from a retired LEO back in 1996. Only $125-He was a family friend. It is a third generation made in 1974. It is my every day carry gun. I couldn't believe what they are going for now. Any idea of the value of mine. I'll try to post pics. It has factory grips-pachmayer(not shown) and coccobolo on the gun. Great gun. Enjoy it. Best regards Dick
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:04 PM   #13
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My wife won't ever give up her DS. I'm pretty sure it was one of the last year of production, 5th model variants from '95. I think we paid around $425 for it back then. Great little shooter but I doubt is has seen 100 rounds to date. Just not something you shoot lots of, but have total confidence in should you ever need to use it.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:38 AM   #14
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I am a fan of Colt Detectives with the shrouded ejector rod.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:25 AM   #15
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You never pay too much for a Colt. The price will go up while you enjoy owning an American Legend.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:37 AM   #16
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This is my Colt Detective Special circa 1973. I bought this gun at a
gunshow from a private sale. I don't think it had ever been fired. I
paid $400 for it 2 years ago.

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Old 04-18-2012, 12:51 AM   #17
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Very nice piece, always got a kick out of that HUGE grip on a snubby. Hafta admit, wish my S&W had one.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:04 AM   #18
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I got this oldie

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