Colt Detective Special serial #H43122

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by dooko33, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. dooko33

    dooko33 New Member

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    Hi, I'm hoping someone could help me out in my search to find the date of manufacture and other information for a Detective Special I just picked up. SERIAL NUMBER: H43122 From what I found online from proofhouse.com it was made in 1975, but based on the condition I don't think its that old. Normally the grips would be an indicator as to the generation but it has aftermarket pachmayr rubber grips. It has the shrouded cylinder release spring so I know its 3rd or 4th generation. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
     
  2. oldcoptn46

    oldcoptn46 Member Supporter

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    Checked two places both said same thing as you found out, made in 1975, I have one also, made in 74, still looks almost new. Shoots great, super carry gun.
     

  3. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Best advice would to be to ask this over at the Colt Forum. There will be people there that can tell you all about your gun.
     
  4. dooko33

    dooko33 New Member

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    Thanks, I was fortunate enough to contact the original owner through the person I bought it from. He recalls buying it new in '75 so our internet search is accurate. He changed the grip to the one currently on the gun. I took it to the range today and it shot great. I'm very happy to be the third owner of such a classic revolver.