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Detonics

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by lead, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. lead

    lead Well-Known Member

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    Anyone familiar with Detonics? I found a 45, single action, 1911 type pistol in a shop today. There was no model name or number, just Detonics .45. It had a 4 digit serial number, and was made in Washington.
    Are they any good? This was priced under $300 and looked like it was in very good shape. Thanks.
  2. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

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    Detonics pretty much invented the "cut down" 1911 in my book. Never owned one, but fired several and all were top notch. They even made their own caliber for a while - (.451 Detonics) - never shot any of that so can't comment on it. Seems to me that Stash247 has or had a few of these and will probably comment shortly. Assuming decent shape that sounds like a great price to me. But I have no books to look it up...
  3. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    The Blue Book has very little on Detonics.

    The 2005 Standard Catalog shows the entire line with suggested values exceeding that price on all models. I would say it's a very good deal.
  4. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    That's a good deal. Buy it.

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