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Model Detective Special
Colt Revolver Detective Special .32 S&W Long Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:6.75-in Height:No Data
Barrel:2-in Weight:21-oz
Variant 1 of 2
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (98 grain bullet)61642
  • Recoil Factor (98 grain bullet)1.24 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity6 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor44%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1955 - 1965
Caliber:.32 S&W Long
Action:revolving chamber
Trigger:double-action (DA/SA)
Frame:blued finish steel
Sights:fixed blade and notch
Notes:second issue
Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC
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Gun Value
MSRP:No DataUsed Est:$1,350.00
Last Update:8/26/2023
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Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .32 S&W Long
Alias: .32 Smith & Wesson Long
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:98 grains
MV:629 ft/sec ME:86 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed for the Smith & Wesson First Model solid-frame hand-ejector revolver. The cartridge is known for its high accuracy and light recoil. It is considered by many as the smallest revolver cartridge deemed adequate for defense use.

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