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I am now in a bad situation. Can you help?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, May 2, 2010.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I have gone and put myself in a really bad situation that I fear I may not be able to deal with on my own.

    I made the mistake of looking at a thread about snubbies and learned of the existence of the Colt Detectives Special SF-VI. Now I must have one. I am even willing to part with my S&W revolvers or even my 9mm Detonics if I have to in my quest to own the Colt. :(
     
  2. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Heads up, Colt cylinders operate clockwise.. you'll just further confuse yourself :D
     
  3. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    There's 4 of them for sale on GunBroker.com Just go to their search and plug in SF-VI. Ya, I Know it's GunBroker :dunno:

    This guy's in Washington State and a FFL

    Nice 2", matt finish Colt SF VI made in 1995-96. All original, very little use, serial number SV5753. Ca buyer add $10.00 admin fee, personal checks held 2 weeks for clear. Check out our shop at www.greenesgunshop.com GOOD NEWS!! Just found the blue plastic box with the papers.


    http://v2.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=166794951
     
  4. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    He'll be fine if he looks at it in a mirror... :)

    I have heard that the Detective Specials are not +P rated so you might want to research that if it will be a carry gun and you use those loads.
     
  5. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Other than the grips, how is that different or better than a Smith model 37 chief's special airweight (which I have?)

    I bought my dad the 37 back in the 70's and it's never been fired.

    This Colt model is new to me... What's the deal on it that makes it special ??
     
  6. GeoMann

    GeoMann PDX Member

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    That's it PlayboyPenguin. You need an intervention.

    Heh heh ...
     
  7. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    The Colt Detectives Special SF-VI is a piece of crap. they blow up in the holster and damage your testicles.
    And if you shoot it, god kills an orphaned puppy with every round.





























































    That help?
     
  8. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    So what smiths do you want to sell? :D
     
  9. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Back off ya' jackal. :)
     
  10. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    6 rounds in the cylinder is the biggest difference.
     
  11. Box13

    Box13 Beavercreek Member

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    Your not in a bad situation,your just gaining a little wisdom.I have both a colt detective special and a chiefs special.And Id rather shoot the colt.It just seems to have a better fit and feel.It seems to have just a tiny bit more meat to it,probably because of the 6th round.And it just shoots great.I mean really great.I can hit a 6 in circle at 30 yrds all day long.It has a slightly thicker cylinder then my chief but over all I think the colt is slightly smaller.The colt in my opinion is way the better gun.In fact Id say from my experiance that there is no better snubnose then a colt!...Robin
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  12. ZachS

    ZachS Eugene/PDX Active Member

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    The surface reflects the inside of the safe better.
     
  13. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Will that be one that you will keep if and when the adoption process proceeds? Yah I know how to burst a bubble........
     
  14. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Cmon, we know you're desperate, the angst is palpable :bluelaugh:
     
  15. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    "The Fourth Series ran only from 1993-1995, when Colt introduced its stainless-steel SF-VI (a.k.a. DS-II) to end, once and for all, the long reign of the Detective Special."
     
  16. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    Penguin, I'm disappointed. Trading good Smith's for a pony? What are we going to do with you...

    Keep shooting it. You'll quickly loosen the timing and then when you try to find a good gunsmith to get it retimed, you'll go back to shooting the S&W. Colt's are great guns when they work, but when they go, damn, it's an expensive mess...

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