View Full Version : Question about Colt Detective revolver

08-12-2009, 10:58 PM
Just recently acquired a Colt Detective from a fellow calgunner. It has a bobbed hammer so its DAO. Noticed the pull is long and pretty heavy. I gave Jim Hoag a call and he said not to do any more work on the smaller framed Colts. He said the smaller framed guns need all the spring force it can get to ignite the primer, so not to do any kind of action job or trigger job on it. I trust Mr.Hoag opinion very much, but I have seen that Cylinder and Slide will do a trigger and action job on this particular pistol. Anyone else have some information about these revolvers?

08-12-2009, 10:59 PM
I was also under the impression that besides a lighter spring, an action job just involved smoothing the parts so the trigger pull get smoother and that won't really affect how hard the firing pin hits the primer.

08-13-2009, 1:44 PM
An experienced Colt gunsmith can lighten and smooth the trigger without creating any firing problems whatsoever.

And the hammer can be bobbed.

I've owned them, carried them, and shot them.

hope this helps