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Colt Pre-Detective Special .38 Special, 2" barrel - Collector's Information Serial Number 359862 - Factory Engraved with Mother of Pearl Stocks

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 with 2" barrel - Blue finish, factory engraved with medallion mother of pearl stocks.  This revolver was shipped to GW Shroyer Company, Dayton, Ohio on October 17, 1927. George W. Shroyer, was mayor of Dayton from 1914-1917 (Dayton first mayor under the manager form of government) and served on the City Commission from 1918-1920. In 1894, George opened a bicycle exchange at 23 West Fifth Street under the name G.W. Shroyer & Co. George was also a member of the Dayton Air Service committee, which is credited with securing the site for what would become Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 - right side.

 

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 - Left side Pre-Detective Special style barrel marking and serial number on frame.
 

.38 SPECIAL

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 - Serial number inside cylinder crane.

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 - front of frame.

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 - top of frame.

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 - left side.

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 - right side.

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 - top of rear grip strap.

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 - engraving around hammer.

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 - rear grip strap.

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 - engraving on butt.

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 - front grip strap.

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 - engraving on underside of frame and bottom of trigger guard.

Colt Pre-Detective Special Square Butt Serial Number 359862 - inside of frame showing recoil shield.

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