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Model Agent
Colt Revolver Agent .38 Spl Variant-1
Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:No Data Height:No Data
Barrel:2-in Weight:15-oz
Variant 1 of 2
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (158 grain bullet)105544
  • Recoil Factor (158 grain bullet)5.2 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity6 rounds
  • ConcealabilityInsufficient Data
  • Defense FactorInsufficient Data
Gun Specifications
Produced:1973 - 1991
Caliber:.38 Spl
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Frame:aluminum alloy
Grip:checkered walnut w/medallion
Sights:blade front, grooved rear
Notes:Second Edition
Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC
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Gun Value
MSRP:$260.00Used Est:$625.00
Last Update:8/27/2023
About the Gun

The Colt Agent is a light, alloy frame variant of the carbon steel frame Colt Detective Special. The Second Edition variant features a shrouded ejector rod.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .38 Special
Alias: .38 Smith & Wesson Special
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:158 grains
MV:668 ft/sec ME:157 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Developed by Smith & Wesson and introduced along with its Military & Police Model revolver in 1902, this was originally a military cartridge intended to replace the unsatisfactory .38 Long Colt then in use by the Army. Colt brought out its own version of the .38 Special in 1909, which differs from the original only in bullet shape, being a flat-point style. The .38 Special is considered one of the best-balanced, all-round handgun cartridges ever designed. It is also one of the most accurate and very widely used for match shooting.

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5 of 5 Stars
By Xhair on 07 Mar 2023
After 1966 and the shortened butt frames, the Agent was identical to the Cobra other than the name on the barrel. The frame is aluminum. All other components—barrel, cylinder, crane, ejector, lock work, hammer, trigger—are steel. An excellent, lightweight revolver. Colt approved the later versions for a limited amount of +P.