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Old 05-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default Help me on my fool's errand to find my late father's colt detective special?

In 1973 my dad bought a colt detective special at a gun shop in NYC. He had recently gotten his permit to carry for business and a cop friend of his recommended the firearm.

In 1984 he turned in the firearm because he was afraid of my curiosity for the gun, I was 3 years old.

Last year I lost my dad and now want to find his revolver. I may well have been destroyed by the nypd but I have one glimmer of hope. the officer who took the gun commented that the gun es nice and he wanted to buy it for himself.

I've called the property clerk's desk at the nypd, but they were no help. The serial number was or is F03892.

Any help would be great, and yes I realize there is little that can be done, but I thought I'd give t a shot, no pun intended.

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Old 05-12-2012, 01:28 AM   #2
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Finding that exact same gun would be like trying to find a needle in a stack of needles.

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Good luck.

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Sadly, I think if he turned it in to a police department in 1984, it is long gone. I believe they melt them.

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Sadly, I think if he turned it in to a police department in 1984, it is long gone. I believe they melt them.
They sold them to Leo's. Back in those days they had auctions also. All sales were confidental.
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They sold them to Leo's. Back in those days they had auctions also. All sales were confidental.
No telling how many times that gun has changed hands since then.
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