A Nurse with a Gun

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Colt Army Special

One old Colt revolver that occasionally comes up for sale is the Army Special. The Colt Army Special is a superbly fitted handgun that was crafted by some of the finest artisans of it's day. Colt Army SpecialIt was developed from an 1890's Colt double action revolver frame known as the Colt "41 caliber" frame. The Army Special was available in several calibers, .41 special, .38 special, .32 WCF, among others. They were available in blue and nickel finishes.

The term "Army Special" moniker was a marketing ploy. No army ever officially adopted the revolver as a sidearm. In 1927, the Colt Army Special became the Colt Official Police with only a name change. This particular revolver is one I picked up at Kay Clark-Miculek's place for $275 a couple of years back. The prices have not changed drastically since then, but Here is a Range Report.

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Blogger Will said...

Cheers, X.

Your blog is a highlight in my blog reading day. It's always a pleasure.

And I'm glad to see another firearm keeper and bearer who is also interested in style. We gun owners are not hillbillies nor are we uncouth, uncivilized or uneducated vagrants like some believe.

I've responded accordingly to your comments where you made them as to not fill up your comment section.

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear these have the same action as the python.

6:37 AM  

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