Friday, December 28, 2012

Colt Aircrewman

The New Wonder Book Cyclopedia of World Knowledge.  Philadelphia & Toronto:  International Press, 1954.
The Colt Aircrewman was an ultra-lightweight version of the Detective Special constructed of aluminum alloy, and made from 1951-1957 for use by US Air Force aircrews.  It was apparently plagued with problems, especially cylinder cracking.  Nevertheless, in good condition they seem to demand almost $3000 these days.

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