Colt Detective Special - timeless protection

Colt Detective Special - timeless protection

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    Colt Detective Special - timeless protection

    This fine gun was handed down to me after it retired from the Chicago Police Dept. It is a 1960 model.
    As you can see, I lost the nickel ejector rod head. I have been looking for six months and can't find a replacement. This gun means a lot to me and I fear that I won't be able to find one. There has to be a part out there somewhere!
    Please help with any info you might have.

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I assume you've tried these guys..............

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    Welcome...

    from Central Florida!

    I guess I missed the pic of your recently acquired firearm.

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    My wife and I just returned from our walk. I toted a Detective Special along in a convenient pocket.

    Your photo doesn't show up for me either.

    Ejector rod heads aren't generally too difficult to find. Nickel complicates the search a little.

    The ejector rod head from a Colt Police Positive, Police Positive Special, Cobra, or Agent will be the same part as the one for the Detective Special. Those models also were available in nickel so perhaps that will expand your search.

    Lot's of nickel Diamondbacks were made and the ejector rod head would likely screw right on your ejector rod. It wouldn't have a "correct" appearance though.

    Here's an additional link for Colt parts.
    Colt Parts & Gun Parts for Colt Guns

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    I cannot answer your question, but I still would like to welcome to the forum. I wish you good luck finding the nickel ejector rod head; I am sure that some forum member will be able to help you with the info you need
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    I tried e-parts and Numrich, I'll try again. Tnx for the info

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    Thank you, I sure hope so.

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    pic is there now, sorry

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    the pic is there now, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by av8rtim View Post
    pic is there now, sorry
    That is a thing of beauty. Love the factory hammer shroud.
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    Thanks for posting it.

    I've never seen a nickel Detective Special hammer shroud before. Makes sense that they made them. The nickel gun with shroud looks nicer than the blue ones.

    You've got a nice revolver! I like those made prior to 1966 that feature the full length grip frame. My Detective Special was made in 1966 just after the switch to the abbreviated grip frame.

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    that is a darn nice weapon!
    good luck in your part search.

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    That is a sweet revolver. Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by av8rtim View Post
    This fine gun was handed down to me after it retired from the Chicago Police Dept. It is a 1960 model.
    As you can see, I lost the nickel ejector rod head. I have been looking for six months and can't find a replacement. This gun means a lot to me and I fear that I won't be able to find one. There has to be a part out there somewhere!
    Please help with any info you might have.

    Tim
    If Numrich/Gun Parts Co. can't help you, then your options get pricey. First, get in touch with Colt in CT... see if they can do anything for you.

    If that doesn't pan out, then a competent machinist can make one for you - but if it's not a personal friend doing you a favor, be prepared to part with a Franklin or two. I would suggest that the replacement be made of stainless to save you the trouble of plating it to match. But it's a small part.. if you're not fussy about knurling. even a guy with a Unimat hobby lathe could knock one out in under an hour.

    Lastly, I've seen a few real beater Dick Specials on GunBroker.com that go for $300 or less... think "parts gun" here.
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    Verrrrry nice.

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