SOLD - Interesting Colt Detective Special Revolver - U.S. Counter Intelligence

Type: Detective Special
Maker: Colt
Caliber: .38 Spl
Condition: 92-93%
Bore: 9.5/10
Year: 1943
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Availability: Out of stock
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8/23/21 - This is an original Colt Detective Special revolver with a very interesting history that was discovered upon the receipt of the Colt archive letter. This Colt Detective Special was shipped February 18th, 1943 to the Ordnance Officer in Rosslyn, VA in a 257 gun shipment. Rosslyn, VA was home to the OSS's Warehouse (Fowler Building) and the CIC(Ft. Myer). This particular revolver was sent on Colt's Factory Order #2756 which ties to the CIC or the Counter Intelligence Corps. The Counter Intelligence Corps was a WWII and early Colt War Intelligence agency that was part of the United States Army. It eventually was taken over by the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps in 1961. CIC Agents would work the field in plain clothes without any badges and were instructed to identify themselves as "Agent" or "Special Agent". Duties included interrogating POW's, vetting Military personnel who required access to classified material and investigations of possible sabotage and subversion. This gun features a flaming bomb on the left side of the frame, and along with the letter confirms that this was a US Government issued revolver. There's some finish loss on the muzzle and grip frame, and turn mark on cylinder. Excellent bore and grips.
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Condition 92-93%
Bore 9.5/10
Maker Colt
Year 1943
Type Detective Special
Caliber .38 Spl