What is the history and value of a colt army special 38. This item has a 4 barrel with a shiny bore and custom wood stocks. A colt version came out a few years later, only differing in the shape of the bullet. The 38 special is also so accurate that it is still widely used for match target shooting. The chamber in the cylinder will be straight from front to rear for the long colt, the chamber will have a step a smaller diameter hole at the front of the cylinder for the. You can also click on the image and a pdf version will open in a new window. Get the best deals on colt vintage hunting gun parts when you shop. During the strike, colt didnt have enough personnel who could do top quality polishing, so they put these people on the top of the line guns like the python and brought out a series of guns. They are still in the original kraft shipping boxes with paraphernalia. Ps i have not seen many four inch barrel army specials. Dodge bullets, collect massive power ups and wisely use special abilities as you defeat waves of enemies.
With a few mods and a new name, the official police revolver was introduced in 1928. The 38 special turned out to be one of the most wellbalanced allaround handgun cartridges ever developed. The colt official police is a medium frame, doubleaction revolver with a six round cylinder, primarily chambered for the. Italian cult cinema can be so deliciously rudimentary and effective from time to time. The result was the mark iii gold cup 38 special, announced in 1962. Colt s wartime revolver was a parkerized finished official police known as the colt commando.
Static displays welcome to the mcas miramar air show. Colt added a 38 midrange or wadcutter chambering with its own serial number range starting at 100 nmr and 100mr for mid range in 1961. Colt, detective special revolvers, 2 barrels, marked r. Colt national match auto pistol first year production. Released in 1908 as the colt army special, the revolver was renamed the colt s official police in 1927 in order to better market to law. Detective special, commando special, diamondback, police positive, agent, cobra, viper double action revolvers single action army revolver sheriffs. The commando is a world war 2 variant of the official police revolver, with a parkerized finish, visible tool markings, and no checkering on the trigger or cylinder latch.
Pistol is in new condition in the original box with instructions. Allison and i both ran a dozen or so cylinders of double tap 148gr. Style derringer and colt rusty and damage stock image. The aircraft on display represent the squadrons at miramar. The serial number range on these guns is from 31870 to 32502. Very good to excellent retaining approximately 9598%. Jul 24, 2006 released in italy as quelli della calibro 38 those of the 38 caliber, colt 38 special squad was the last film directed by massimo dallamano and is a noholdsbarred poliziotteschi thats an.
The number usnx9278 is inscribed on the butt of the gun. Colt automatic pistols is dedicated to collectors and enthusiasts of military and commercial colt pistols, colt revolvers, colt firearms and accessories. When government purchasing officials objected to production delays of the op, as well as the unit cost, colt responded by simplifying the gun. I just acquired a circa 1975 diamondback in 38 special with 4 barrel. Here is the alternative way to install our apps on android phone. Production on the 38 caliber pistol was interrupted soon after introduction, while significant redesigning took place. I might be selling my colt combat commander in 38 super. C it grossed a total of 1,285,707,500 italian lira on its theatrical release in italy. From about 1908 until 1927 colt made the army special, chambered in. The colt army special 38, produced from 19081927, was somewhat of a misnomer since it was utilized mainly by police forces and not the u. The colt commando special was made on the colt small frame. We have obtained a quantity of military colt commando revolvers which were produced about 1943. Marcel bozzuffi, carole andre, ivan rassimov, riccardo salvino, giancarlo bonuglia, fabrizio capucci, francesco.
It is a pre80 series and i think the serial number puts it around 1978. River of guns searches hundreds of forums so you can find the best deals on guns and gear. Its in really nice condition with just one small spot of almost rust despite having been indifferently stored by its second owner. The colt detective special is a sixshot, carbon steel framed, 2 barreled, double action revolver, and the first example of a class of firearms known as snubnose. Aug 30, 2011 colt commando revolvers alabama national guard new unfired in box we have obtained a quantity of military colt commando revolvers which were produced about 1943. Colts manufacturing company firearms, handguns, pistols, rifles, revolvers. This revolver was issued to major general charles m. What is the history and value of a colt army special 38 revolver with a 5 inch barrel serial 356656 if the grips are chipped and the front sight is bent but it is otherwise in good working order. The colt cobra stopped being produced in 1981 as an aluminum framed revolved. All items shipped priority mail please contact gloria at 5405802762 after 12 noon eastern time or email commonwealthcollectiblesyahoo 4% credit card fee sold manufacturer. Colt pistols and revolvers for firearms collectors commando. Download 14771 revolver stock photos for free or amazingly low rates.
Download colt cobra manual colt cobra manual manual. The grips are not original but that would not devaluate the price considering the condition and datelimited run. The commando special was a model offered by colt during the big colt strike of the mid1980s. This is my first colt revolver, but i have had several colt semiautos over the years. Excellent condition with 99% original blue and excellent bore.
Colt 38 special squad was released in italy on july 24, 1976 where it was distributed by p. Handgun colt commando 38 special approx 1942 mfg value. Following the successful introduction of the colt cobra revolver in 2017, and marking colts reentry into the category they. Grips were black hard rubber with molded in checkering and colt logos until 1923 when checkered walnut with silver colt medallions became standard. Released in italy as quelli della calibro 38 those of the 38 caliber, colt 38 special squad was the last film directed by massimo dallamano and is a noholdsbarred poliziotteschi thats an. This film, by massimo dallamano, stars ivan rassimov and marcel bozzuffi.426 728 498 691 1335 211 240 896 721 144 654 583 490 515 33 358 1519 410 457 906 1423 1249 276 459 16 200 1294 1301 1308 1200 169 409 1071 844 40 578 503 1312 7 190 1483 643 886 580