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Old 12-17-2013, 7:16 PM
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Arrow Custom Colt Detctive Special by Mr. Ted Yost of Heirloom Precision

Colt Detective Special (chambered in .38 special, made in 1976) customized by Mr. Ted Yost of Heirloom Precision.


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Build Sheet:

Complete action job, includes spring kit
Check and set timing as needed
Polish and round trigger face
Shorten and profile hammer
Machine rear sight channel for increased depth and width
Fabricate and install front sight, serrated at 75 lpi
Add Gold Line insert to front sight
Check B/C gap, lap and polish forcing cone
Profile barrel O.D.
Crown barrel @ 20 degrees
Chamfer cylinder charge holes
Bevel cylinder edge front and rear
De-horn
Detail prep, satin matte blast
Blue complete pistol
Fit custom made Spegel Cocobolo stocks
Zero @ 15 yards
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Old 12-17-2013, 7:22 PM
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I personally prefer the original shiny bluing, but I like all the practical upgrades. Nice job! How's she shoot?
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Old 12-17-2013, 7:31 PM
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Thanks! Just got it back today (after more than 1 year wait). Didn't have time to hit the range yet.

I had problems shooting this gun for unknown reason. In addition, prior to the upgrade, the trigger pull would become much heavier after 1 shot. The action wasn't smooth either. But I love this gun, as a result, I sent it to Heirloom Precision to fix it, along with other upgrades.

Now pulling down the hammer won't be as painful as before and the action is now as smooth as a stock Python.
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Old 12-17-2013, 7:53 PM
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Beautiful! Hope it shoots as good as it looks!
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Looks great! I love Colt DS's!!!
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I don't know what's better Frank, the pics or the gun. Always enjoy your photographs.
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I have a 1964 Colt Detective Special with the original wooden grips.

I am looking for the type you have shown here.

Do you know where they are available?

Thank you,
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Those are Spegel grips:

http://www.craigspegel.com/
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