COLT DETECTIVE SPECIAL EARLY SQUARE BUTT FACTORY LETTER
Item ID #2172
I do have the Colt Archives letter for this pistol. It shipped to White Hardware Company of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on November 17, 1930. The bore is bright and shiny. Does not show much use. Action is smooth and tight. It works perfectly. Markings are clear and original. A high percentage of the original blue finish remains. The grips fit perfectly. They do show some wear. The square butt configuration is the most desirable as it was only used for about two years. Based on the overall wear, I would guess the pistol was probably carried.
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