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Old 03-17-2017, 09:32 PM
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These all came to my home today:

The 19-3 is just darn nice. The mdl 36-1 is a gun I owned and sold. I really regretted selling it so I bought it back. Look closely, its a factory target version.

True to my longer tradition of Colting the factory pinto Detective Special is a prized addition as well.
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:38 PM
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That would qualify as a good day! I really like the 36
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Really nice group. The first pistol I bought out of high school was a Colt detective special. Sold it 40 years ago and regretted it ever since.
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Two of the finest revolvers to come out of S&W. What's not to like?
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Well, nobody's perfect.

Very productive day. I am a Smith guy, but I really like the little Colt and would love to have one.
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Well, nobody's perfect.

Very productive day. I am a Smith guy, but I really like the little Colt and would love to have one.
The pinto Detective specials (or any Pinto colt for that matter) is very rare. Colt just didn't make many. I have two as you see pictured, one that is the opposite (nickel frame with blued cylinder) and 2 that are royal blued frames with gold plated cylinders. The gold/blue combo was less than 100 produced. Mostly overruns from Bijan. The others were 250 each. I really like those pintos. To get a LNIB version of those Colt pintos expect to plunk down close to $3k. That is one of the things that is making me warm up to the Smiths although I will say the 36-1 was close to the Colt price.

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Old 03-18-2017, 12:37 AM
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For not a smith guy you have a couple nice ones.

You don't have to be a fanatic to appreciate a classic

I've got a couple Colts, but I'm not a Colt guy.
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The picture doesn't look like a Colt Pinto to me?

I do own one Colt revolver. I bought it new:



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The picture doesn't look like a Colt Pinto to me?

I do own one Colt revolver. I bought it new:




The Colt has a blued frame and a nickel cylinder.
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The 3" 36 Target is one of the finest guns S&W made. Carry, woods walking, home defense, informal target shooting. Hard to beat, and Colts don't compare.
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The Colt has a blued frame and a nickel cylinder.


Nice nickel Detective. Been looking for one of those. Have a nickel Cobra but really like the way a Detective handles.

Going to melt these down and turn them into 3" K Frame Smiths




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Bought my first revolver, a Colt Cobra .38, in 1968 ($85) as my off-duty gun b/c my issued weapon was a Colt. Still have it in the safe, not carried any longer but does go to the range now and then. Range officer bobbed the hammer so I could carry it for an undercover gig long ago, but it is otherwise unmolested.
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