SOLD 1939 COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL……FIRST ISSUE…….MINTY WITH COLT LETTER….SHIPPED 1941…..VERY SHARP!

$1,850.00 $1,500.00

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IN 97% VERY SHARP CONDITION,WE HAVE AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE OF A PRE WAR PRODUCTION COLT DETECTIVE 38 SPECIAL REVOLVER. THIS REVOLVER WAS MANUFACTURED IN 1939 AND WAS SHIPPED TO THE VANDERVOORT HARDWARE CO. OF LANSING, MICHIGAN  ON JULY 1, 1941.  THIS FIRST ISSUE DET. SPEC. HAS ALL THE VERY RARE EARLY FEATURES SUCH AS THE SQUARE BUTT AND THE CHECKERED CYLINDER RELEASE. THE BORE IS MINT AND IT IS INDEED A HUGE FIND TO LOCATE SUCH AN EARLY REVOLVER SUCH AS THIS IN SUCH EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION. THIS IS A CLASSIC PIECE OF HISTORY FROM THE THE GREAT DEPRESSION PRE WW2 ERA  AND ALL THOSE HUMPHREY BOGART MOVIES.  I KEEP THINKING OF ALL THOSE “THIN MAN” MOVIES AND ALL THE OTHER FILMS OF THAT PERIOD WHERE WE SEE SOME ACTOR WAIVING ONE OF THESE AROUND IN SOME SCENE.  ONE CAN ONLY WONDER WHY THIS GUN WAS PURCHASED AND HOW IT WAS USED OVER THE YEARS. THIS IS A PREMIER INVESTMENT GRADE COLT. 


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