One of two Colt produced Detective Special styled snubs (the other being the Cobra) manufactured with an aluminum-alloy frame. The Agent was a medium sized or D-frame revolver. It was reportedly manufactured in both .22 and .38 caliber and was available in both two and three inch barrel lengths. Though generally not considered as robust as either Smith and Wesson’s five shot J-frames or six shot K-frames the Colt is still prized for both its size (a six-shot snub barely larger than the equivalent five-shot Smith) and its trigger action. The Colt Agent was distinct from the Colt Cobra (the other aluminum-alloy frame Colt) in that the Agent had an abbreviated grip frame length and weigh about 16 ounces compared to the Cobra’s 18 ounces when empty.

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