2/14/18 - This is a Colt Army Special revolver chambered in .32-20 and manufactured in 1922. This revolver is all original and correct with about 85-90% blue remaining. The majority of finish loss is found on either side of the barrel and the back of the grip frame. Excellent plastic grips. The revolver comes in a canvas holster that is dated to 1943. Good timing and mechanics. Nice bore that shows only minor use.
In 1908, Colt introduced a new medium frame revolver to replace the New Army & Navy models. The new revolver used the much better action pioneered by the Colt New Pocket and New Service models. This new model would be the basis for every medium frame double action revolver Colt produced up to the Colt Python of 1955. The design changed so little over the years that many parts from a 1908 Army Special would interchange with a Python made in 2003. The Army Special was produced from 1908-1927, and was designed to allow use of more powerful ammunition.