The Colt Detective Special is one of the most famous Colt six-guns, very popular among plain-cloth cops, security men, and others who needed a compact, reliable handgun. First produced in 1927 as a shortened version of the Police Positive Special handgun, the Detective Special is ideal for use as a concealed-carry, close-quarters defense gun. It is a classic-style, swing out cylinder, double action compact revolver with fixed blade front sight and notch-style rear sights and full length ejector rod. Like all Colt revolvers, the cylinder rotates clockwise for a tight lock-up. The Detective Special has an unshrouded ejector rod housing which, with its square butt grips, gives it a distinct and unmistakable silhouette. This first issue Detective Special features a blade front sight with a fixed rear groove and wooden grips. Its wood and metal are in good condition and its bore is in very good condition.