Seeking some information here.
Don't get me wrong I was all too happy to give my mother my Colt Agent because it suited her when nothing else would, but I'm left with that gap now.
I really liked it better than my 642 and I shot it more than I realized and carried it a lot. The sight picture was a lot better, the gun just felt better, and although I'm not a capacity addict, I have to admit six shots in a wheelgun just feels better than five. It also doesn't make any sense to me to make a 5 shot cylinder when Colt managed to fit 6 shots into the same amount of space without sacrificing anything as far as I could tell.
I'm curious what anyone can tell me about the Colt Detective Special, Colt Agent, etc.
What I am looking for is not an expensive collector's piece. I'm looking for a serious gun for actual use that I might even trade the 642 for. This is a bit of a needle in a haystack search, which is fine with me I suppose I do like looking for those needles. And I did find the first one... and it had that creepy history (long story short, we think it belonged to my grandfather at one point).
Basically I'm looking for variants, runs, and whatever that should still be around in the used market, but ones that collectors won't be scooping up or selling off at outrageous prices.
The only reason I mention it is I'm giving myself a vacation from certain responsibilities this weekend and I'm going to a gun show. I've been wondering if a little gun like that wouldn't be just the ticket for my aunt too.
It makes me angry at Colt they won't make new ones. They could cost $500 street and I'd still be interested because I think it's the best design for a light .38 snubnose I've ever seen or experienced.