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The Colt detective special was derived from the Colt positive special in 1927and the starting serial number for that year was 331000 so the serial number you show of 3021 does not match up as a Colt detective special. Now if the serial number was 383021 then it was made in 1930.

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A Colt detective special with that serial # needs a letter either before or after it. Nothing that low before 1970


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Depends on the Police positive style for that serial number.The Colt police positive special/detective special was mnfg'd in 1929 while the police positive .38/banker's special was mnfg'd in 1937.



For the Colt positive special ,it was in 1934.


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Proofhouse.com has sn data. You can also call Colt.


http://proofhouse.com/colt shows 1930 for the serial number but without the "S" My production date list shows 1930: 383001-400000 and 1978 starting S01001,so it would be 1978 or after.



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