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Charles Daly 1873 Standard Model 38 Special, $479

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Clean lines reminiscent of turn-of-century Colts are complemented by the dark case coloring of the Daly 1873 Standard Model. The rounded trigger guard was most pleasing and authentic to our eyes. The high front sight needed attention, though.

Charles Daly 1873 Standard Model 38 Special, $479

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The case-colored Charles Daly single action broke down into almost identical parts to those of the AWA. But note the two notches in the base pin.
Like the AWA the Daly/Pietta showed the correct bevels (arrows) to the cylinder of period Colts. The bluing was excellent.
The AWA scored one up on the Daly with its grooved base pin (top). The Daly had the notched unit on the bottom, which had to be located perfectly for the pin to lock in place, a touchy operation.

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