It was a strike gun, built for two years when most of Colt's master polishers were on strike.
Basically a lesser-finished version of Colt's last DA revolver line.
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A strike-expedient version only, as soon as the strike was over the model was dropped.
Colt wanted to continue to offer a DA revolver during that strike, but didn't have enough polishers to keep on with previous "polished" versions.
Last edited by DPris; January 22, 2013 at 09:02 PM.