Ok, tell me I am not crazy, or crazier than I really am..

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Texman, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Texman

    Texman New Member

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    Back in the late 60 or early 70 I bought a S&W 38 alloy revolver with a hidden hammer. Small gun, I “think” it was a detective special? I searched high and low for info on this gun, but for the life of me can’t find it anywhere… btw, I don’t have it any more, ex wife had it last time I knew.. :(

    maybe a hidden hammer was more correct term?

    Am I nuts? Or what/A
  2. BillP

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    Smith has made severl J frame guns similar to what you describe but we would need a little more information to pin it down. Detective Special was a Colt mdl. name, I don't spesificly remember an alloy frame but I am suer they made one although it may have had another name.
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    They made one called the bodyguard, not exactly sure of the production dates, 60's or 70's
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    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

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    That would be the S&W model 42 Centennial, if it had a grip safety. The S&W Bodyguard mod. 38? had a shrouded hammer.
    If it was a Colt, it would have been an Agent or Cobra, with a hammer shroud.
    Bill
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    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    OK Texman, you're not crazy.....only slightly demented as all of us GunNuts are! :)

    Could be (and probably was) the Model 38 Bodyguard Airweight. This model had a shrouded hammer. It looked like this (only in blue) http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/...d=10001&productId=14772&langId=-1&isFirearm=Y

    Or could've been the Model 42 Centennial Airweight, which had a concealed hammer and a grip safety. It looked like this (but with a grip safety): http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/...d=10001&productId=14760&langId=-1&isFirearm=Y
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    Texman New Member

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    I attempted to reply to this eairler this morning,, didn't take,, so here it is again.

    That first one is the gun for sure.. had different grips as I remember,, but yep.. Durn sure wish I had that one back..

    ummm,, maybe trade off my Russian auto pistol for used One? Will look around.. Thanks... :)
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