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    Amazing...

    I did something today I really didn't think I would ever do.

    I bought a Colt double action revolver. Here's why: It's an old (1949) Detective Special someone altered to Fitz configuration. Probably used by a cop in the greater Los Angeles area in the '50s or '60s. The plastic grips are original, and there's a chip in a lower corner from effecting a less than lethal arrest or simply dropping it.

    It's a nice bit of history; fits in with my fedora, unfiltered cigarettes, scotch and setting up on long winter nights contemplating my misdeeds...

    Also - not directly related - I bought a couple cheap holsters. One Bucheimer 'Federal Man' and on Safety Speed concealment rigs which fit either the Dick Special or a Chief Special. They all go into my 'historical fighting hand guns' collection.

    Pictures when available.
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    A Fitz Special? Dashiell Hammett would be proud!

    Definitely want to see pictures!
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    Just gotta love a classic like that, congratulations.
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    Ya lets see some pics!

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    Fitz specials

    Photo of a similar Fitz example:

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    Too cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    Photo of a similar Fitz example:

    Now the hammer might not snag, but what about the trigger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Now the hammer might not snag, but what about the trigger?
    Probably wouldn't snag coming out of the pocket... might be a different story on the way back in, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Probably wouldn't snag coming out of the pocket... might be a different story on the way back in, though.
    if you have to scratch your nuts you wouldnt want to miss your mark either if your pocket carrying that jewel...

    neat old piece...

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    Why did they cut the trigger guard off of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaDuba View Post
    Why did they cut the trigger guard off of it?
    They believed it would increase speed.
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    Love your avatar Archie..........2150 bye!
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