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Hey all. Im wondering the collectability/ value of Colt DA revolvers. I know the snake series is taking off but im wondering if anything else looks good for shooting/ collecting/ investment.
 
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You still can find Detectives at decent prices!
Any idea on numbers? I can see alot of the 60's and 70's pieces going up with the crazy prices pythons are bringing. People realizing they cant afford them but swing twards other colts.
 

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I picked up a 6" Colt Official Police .38 special at a pawn shop that had 6 squibs lodged inside the barrel for $125.00.
I looked around and finally found a nice replacement 4" barrel on eBay for $30.00 and had Velzey swap the barrels and I'm really pleased with the project.
It's the same model pistol that Barney Fife had on his hip.

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I picked up a 6" Colt Official Police .38 special at a pawn shop that had 6 squibs lodged inside the barrel for $125.00.
I looked around and finally found a nice replacement 4" barrel on eBay for $30.00 and had Velzey swap the barrels and I'm really pleased with the project.
It's the same model pistol that Barney Fife had on his hip.

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Nice find, im curious what that barrel looked like.
 
I think the best buys are blued pre-WWII Colt Official Police, Police Positive Specials, and Detective Specials. They have the beautiful oven-fired Colt brush blue finish that is a lost art. No one can reproduce it today. They have the labor-intensive hand-fitted fit and finish that isn't economically feasible today.

Colt Official Police 5" barrel
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Colt Police Positive Specials 4" and 5" barrels
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You can find them for reasonable prices 1933 Colt Official Police .38 SPL 6” BBL Revolver - Revolvers at GunBroker.com : 807257425

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