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 Post subject: A Bankers Special
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 1:49 pm 
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Recently aquired an interesting Colt .38 Bankers Special.
It's in nice shape, functions excellent, & lockes up tight. Does not appear to have been fired much.
The grips are not original, and it appears to have been re-blued. Overall it's a nice revolver.
The serial number (3746XX) dates it to 1936, per http://www.proofhouse.com.
On the bottom of the grip frame is engraved "W.C.S. No.154". It is believed the Bankers Special was once in the firearms inventory of the Wayne County Sheriff Department. Wayne County (MI) encompasses Detroit, MI.
Does anyone know how many Bankers Specials were manufactured?

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 Post subject: Re: A Bankers Special
PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:05 pm 
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Now datz a fine gat!


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 Post subject: Re: A Bankers Special
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:29 am 
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What made it a "banker's special"

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 Post subject: Re: A Bankers Special
PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:28 am 
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It is chambered in .38 S&W, not .38 S&W Special. I had a customer who packed one, issued to him by the security division of the bank he worked for. he refused to turn it in for a .38 Special, as he could shoot perfect scores in the qual course, and as he put it "I loved watching them scramble to find the box of ammo they;d set aside for my gun."

His was factory nickel, to boot.


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