Video Review: Colt Detective Special Revolver

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posted on June 4, 2018
The Colt's Manufacturing Detective Special Revolver was in continuous production from 1927 through the 1990s, establishing itself as one of the most easily recognizable guns in circulation. Originally crafted as a refinement to the Colt Police Positive, this handgun was quickly adopted by police agencies and Hollywood alike. For a time, it seemed that no film noir worth its weight in world-weary gumshoes was without a Detective Special Revolver (or two). In this video, American Rifleman's Mark Keefe walks you through the fascinating history of one of the world's most famous firearms.

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