Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Earlier this year, while everyone was scrambling to find ARs and magazines, I stayed on the sidelines. I did spend some more on SCAR mags but otherwise sat this current madness out. I have nearly everything that I need so I wasn't looking for much. I did find this little gem at a great price back in February. I couldn't turn it down.
It's a 1931 vintage Colt Detective Model in .38 Special. I don't know its history but some past owner knew their guns, and knew exactly what they wanted in a carry gun.
The hammer spur has been removed so it won't snag on clothing but the top of the hammer has been checkered so you can still cock it single action if you want to. Originally this revolver had a square butt grip but the back has been rounded into an almost bird's head shape. The bottom halves of the grips have also been ground down. When new they flared out at the bottom now they gently roll back towards the frame. They feel great in your hand. Of course the action is smooth a silk.
I think in the next few months I'll have to get out all my old .38s and make a day of it.