One revolver that I regularly put in the rotation of various pocket guns I carry around the house is a Parkerized post 1972 Colt Agent, which is a variant of the light, alloy frame Colt Cobra, which in turn is a variant of the carbon steel frame Colt Detective Special. The fit and finish of the later Agents often was not very good, but their factory action and lockup were the same good quality you would find on any other Colt revolver. Sadly, Colt no longer makes any of the aforementioned revolvers.
I'm thinking of purchasing a Colt Agent revolver from an individual. He wants $375. It's in great shape to be an "ugly" gun. Is that a reasonable price? Also, are the Agent's rated for +P ammo?
Thanks for any replies.
When one chose to carry a small, self-defense pistol back in the 1950s, the variety of “top of the line” handguns gave you two excellent .38-caliber options. The first was the Colt Detective Special, introduced in 1927 (also later the c.1934 Banker’s Special, the very sharp looking 1950s Cobra, followed by the smaller-gripped c.1960s Colt Agent). The second choice in concealed-carry wheelguns was the Smith & Wesson Chief’s Special and Chief’s Special Airweight (later the Model 36 and Model 37), the Bodyguard Airweight (later the Model 38), and the very slick hammerless Centennial and Centennial Airweights (later the Model 40 and Model 42). The S&Ws, however, which all came about in the 1950s, were built on the S&W J-Frame and were five-shot repeaters. The much older Colts held a one-round advantage with their sixgun cylinders