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Old 02-20-2014, 11:06 AM   #1
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I just managed to score a 1920 Colt Army Special chambered in .41 Colt. It's in pretty good condition. The finish is about 70%, and the action and bore are in excellent condition.

I haven't been able to find much on this gun. I know that the Army Special was eventually reworked in some minor ways, and became the Colt Official Police, but that's about it. I'm just wanting to learn more about this gun. Anybody know anything about them?

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No one knows anything about these?

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I told you bro... If you're not careful, you're gonna end up with a stable of obscure pinfires...

I recommend you take lessons from C3, right away man.... get him to write you a book, he knows more than google.

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I told you bro... If you're not careful, you're gonna end up with a stable of obscure pinfires...

I recommend you take lessons from C3, right away man.... get him to write you a book, he knows more than google.
If they weren't a pain to reload, I'd probably have one. Saw an old one in ok condition for about $150-$200 awhile back. I'd be lying if I said I didn't think about buying it.

c3 is definitely better than google.
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i know very little about them myself. but looking to learn along with you brother!

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I had a model 1917 Army that was chambered in 45ACP. It used moon clips. Mine was Parkerized. I believe they made the same gun in several different calibers. The commercial model was sold as the "Colt New Service". It was available in a bunch of different calibers and barrel lengths.

The only model my book lists in 41 Colt is the "Colt Navy Model 1889". But it was only produced from 1889-1894.

This is a picture of the gun I used to own. This was my actual gun.

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I had a model 1917 Army that was chambered in 45ACP. It used moon clips. Mine was Parkerized. I believe they made the same gun in several different calibers. The commercial model was sold as the "Colt New Service". It was available in a bunch of different calibers and barrel lengths.

The only model my book lists in 41 Colt is the "Colt Navy Model 1889". But it was only produced from 1889-1894.

This is a picture of the gun I used to own. This was my actual gun.
Nice gun.

The .41 LC was first chambered in the 1887 Colt Thunderer, and then in a few other guns like the 1873 SAA. The Colt Army Special came out in about 1908??? By the beginning of WWI, .41 LC was becoming less popular and by the beginning of WWII, it was pretty much no longer produced.

I think S&W also made a few revolvers chambered in it.
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I told you bro... If you're not careful, you're gonna end up with a stable of obscure pinfires...

I recommend you take lessons from C3, right away man.... get him to write you a book, he knows more than google.
Actually word on the street is, C3 IS Google. I know, mind blown, right?

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I am sorry I sold mine. But someone offered me almost twice what I had paid for it.

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I am sorry I sold mine. But someone offered me almost twice what I had paid for it.
That gun is high up on my list of guns to get. How was accuracy out of it?
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