Colt Det Spec

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by gasman, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. gasman

    gasman New Member

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    I have a Colt Detective Spec, .38 Special CTG. Serial # 58001 W, blued with wood grips. excellent condition. what is the value, age of gun?
     
  2. blitzen25cat

    blitzen25cat New Member

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    Hi gasman and welcome to the forum Your Colt Detective special serial no. 58001 was made in 1912. Pics would help in determining the value of your Colt. Best regards
     

  3. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    100%-$1400
    98%-$1200
    95%-$900
    90%-$795

    Add 20% if the gun has a square butt frame. Must be verified by factory letter if early production.
     
  4. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Not possible. Detective Specials didn't even start being produced until 1927.
     
  5. trex1310

    trex1310 New Member

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    That 1912 date came off the Colt serial numbers web site.
     
  6. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Must be an error. Blue Book confirms the production date of 1927. Several websites confirm it also.
     
  7. blitzen25cat

    blitzen25cat New Member

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    The info came from ProofHouse.com. Sorry about that
     
  8. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Disregard my earlier post regarding value. The prices I posted were for the very early models. It appears that you have a much more recent version, commonly referred to as the 3rd Gen. I would say your gun is worth about $450-$500 range.
     
  9. chucksolo69

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    Olympus is right. I have a DS made in the 1980's, 1984 I think and I paid $450.00 used for it.