View Full Version : what year was this revolver produced?

January 5, 2001, 08:10 PM
I'm in the process of purchasing a Colt Detective Special. The present owner tells me it was made in the '70s but he's not sure of the exact year. All the info I have to go on is this pic-


and the serial #, 8791xx

I'd appreciate any help towards dating this sweet looking revolver.

January 5, 2001, 09:22 PM
I KNEW that little gem would find a new home....;)
Was tempted to adopt it myself!

Daniel Watters
January 5, 2001, 10:06 PM
The serial dates to 1965.

January 6, 2001, 01:27 AM
Daniel, not doubting you or the year 1965... lets just say I'm as confused as ever! Its not a big deal about the year as I'd just like to have the info for my records. Thanks for your time.

ps- citizen, for once I was the early bird ;)

January 6, 2001, 08:35 AM

My book also says 1965.

January 6, 2001, 05:14 PM
Daniel and sw627pc, thanks very much for the info. Only reason I was a litte skeptical was the present owner thought his friend bought the DS in '75 or '76. Ooops, wrong decade ;)