At least $2,500.
If it letters as leaving Colt that way, quite a bit. You are in the 500-1500 range
what is a 1978 .38 special colt cobra serial #m52453 nickel plated with pearl handle worth?
Supposedly only 251
double action colt revolvers 1905 - 1978 Serial # 507493 made about 1925
Maybe. You need to figure out which .38 your Colt is chambered in. .38 Short Colt and .38 Long Colt guns will not chamber a .38 Special. .38 Colt Special is the same as regular .38 Special. If you cannot tell which caliber it is you need to take it to a gunsmith and have him tell you.
The .38 Short Colt catridge may be safely fired in a .38 Special revolver. Not ALL 38 Colts- .38 Short Colt.
eBay, auctionarms.com, gun shows, gunpartscorp.com
50-600 USD or so
Depends on condition. Price range from 500-1000
one in good condition about 600
colt 38 special
Colt .38 New Police was the Colt name for .38 S&W. Same ammo.
The Colt DA 38 Model # 1901, can only use a 38 short, not a long or special.
No. .38 Long Colt was the forerunner to .38 Special- and was originally a black powder cartridge. The .38 Special is more powerful- the .357 magnum is MUCH more powerful. Neither the Special nor the magnum should be fired in a gun chambered for .38 Long Colt. This is VERY dangerous.
It was made in 1939.
Colt 38 special police edition s/n 18759
IT IS A 1957 MODEL OF THE COLT DETECTIVES SPEC .38
You need to contact Colt