My "New To Me" Dectecive Special CTG

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    My "New To Me" Dectecive Special CTG

    Hello Everyone,
    I went Gander to see if I could find a Kimber Ultra Tactical
    and while I was there noticed a Detective Special CTG in the used case and had to buy it.

    I would like to change-out the hammer it looks like it has seen better days ...any suggestions?

    I could have it bobbed for about $40.00 but it will still look bad.
    Thanks

    Here are some pictures.

    ps, They only had a Pro Tactical, so I opted for a Ultra CDP instead on a layaway.









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    Can't see your pics
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    You can't use HTML, try using the BB Code option. :) I want to see pics!

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    Fixed the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldorado View Post
    I would like to change-out the hammer it looks like it has seen better days ...any suggestions?
    Nice looking Dick Special.

    Just clean the hammer with some Flitz polish.
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    Nice looking gun, I have a nickel one (1972). You'll get a lot of use out of it.

    BTW, CTG is not a model or designator, it's short for cartridge.
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    Get some high grit sandpaper for the sides of the hammer, that'll shine it right back up. I did that for my Cobra.
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    Very nice. I'd love to find another to match my wife's. Enjoy!
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    Nice little Detective Special. Just look at those six rounds nestled in that cylinder. Great choice! The Detective Specials with the shrouded ejector rods are very attractive and business-like in appearance.

    As others are saying, a bit of fine sandpaper on a flat surface will bring that hammer back to a factory appearance. Note what direction its factory polishing marks run and polish in the same direction.

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    What a little cutie, congrats on the new arrival
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    Nice snubbie you found there...everyone should have at least one.
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    Way cool looking gun...Please don't bob it....:)

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    What did you have to pay for that? I'm looking at one right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveLeather View Post
    Way cool looking gun...Please don't bob it....:)
    My sentiments exactly. I have a 3rd model that was made in 1972 and I would never bob it. Of course, I don't carry it in a pocket. That's the only reason I can see for bobbing the hammer.
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    I've been toting my unbobbed Detective Special for the past few weeks in a jacket pocket when we give the dog his daily walk. Drawing is natural and easy with a practiced thumb covering the hammer.

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