1929 .38 Colt Detective Special...

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by LittleMinxx, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. LittleMinxx

    LittleMinxx New Member

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    Hi everyone, :p I am a new member to this forum, but I can tell I am in the right place.

    I inherited a beautiful mint condition 1929 .38 Colt Detective Special with holster and some very interesting bullets as seen below...

    While I am an avid gun fan, this is one of those pieces that I am clueless due to it's age what this piece is possibly worth. Even as mint as it is..it's something that I won't fire, I have a 9mm, a .40 and a .45 for which I do that with.

    Can anyone give me an idea as to what this may be worth?

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  2. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    DETECTIVE SPECIAL PRE-WAR (FIRST ISSUE)
    - .38 Spl. cal., 2 in. barrel, blue, wood grips, square butt standard through 1933, round butt standard thereafter, last patent date on barrel was Oct. 5, 1926. Mfg. 1927-46.
    Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10%
    $900 $825 $725 $450 $375 $325 $275 $250 $225 $205 $190 $175
    Add 15% for nickel finish.
    Add 20% for square butt.

    I hope this helps.